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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)

TITLE: The Man Who Would Make Words Sing
By Brian Haugrud
05/13/10


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I think back on the good of my hard childhood,
A simpler time I confess.
We would farm all the fields and milk all the cows,
And at mealtimes our food would be blessed.

I would find time to play at the eve of the day,
And words always filled my mind.
I would give them control of my body and soul,
They would usually come out in a rhyme.

A song I could write that would tell of my plight,
I remember it yet today.
But now years have gone by and I ask myself why,
My writing has been held at bay.

It was two years ago a menís leader I know,
Encouraged each one to say.
Something of life from our heart to our wife.
It would happen on Valentines Day.

I wrote a short story giving God all the glory,
For this woman He placed by my side.
I read aloud in a place were wives dressed up in lace,
For thirty years Gods been our guide.

Now my writing has grown to a place of its own,
Filling books with rhythm and rhyme.
Oh the stories I tell almost leave in a spell,
Someday might be worth a dime.

It is this writerís wife, who has inspired his life,
With encouragement beyond compare.
She stands by his side and in him will confide,
For you, my lover, I care!

The David of old wrote his stories so bold,
In my ears his words still ring.
The future will tell and maybe say it so well,
Iím ďThe Man Who Would Make Words Sing.Ē


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Judy Wood05/20/10
This is such a sweet compliment to your wife. Sounds like you're very blessed.
Susan Montaperto05/20/10
Thank you for a loving tribute to your wife who has inspired your so much.
K.D. Manes 05/20/10
I love how you used your writing abiliy to honor your wife. Very inspiring!
Mildred Sheldon05/20/10
I loved the title and the poem. I love how you paid tribute to your precious wife. Well written.
AnneRene' Capp 05/20/10
Making words "sing", love it! This was fun to read and I felt blessed reading the wonderful tribute you paid to your wife.
Gregory Kane05/20/10
Thanks for such a positive, affirming poem. You made a couple of typos in your fifth verse - should have read where and God's. But I'm confident that if you keep on competing and keep on learning, your abilities will grow and grow. God bless.
Kate Oliver Webb05/22/10
An original take on the topic, and one that warms my heart. Good job!
c clemons05/23/10
Liked the title and would have liked more content concerning David. Word choice made flow very difficult, keep practicing and it will get better.
Amanda Brogan05/23/10
Awww, what a sweet poem! :) I think the words flow well through this piece, telling a lovely story and "singing" of your love for writing and for your wife.

Nice job! ;)