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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Week(s) (02/10/11)

TITLE: Sunday's Child
By diana kay


On Sunday Godís child is feeling brand new
He goes to early to church and sits in the pew
Sings songs with vigor, concentrates on the Word
One Thessalonians Five Sixteen is the scripture he heard
And throughout the next week he resolves to stick fast
ĎGiving thanks in all circumstancesí from the first to the last
So its back home to dinner and a stroll in the park
And tomorrow he plans to be up with the lark.

On Monday Godís child is off early to work
But the rain is pouring as he walks down the road
Suddenly with a Splash! A speeding car drenches his clothes
Why people canít drive with more care God only knows!
The coffee machine is empty and his secretaryís off sick
ĎBe thankful in all circumstancesí to those words he must stick
So at lunchtime he remembers to pauseÖ and to pray
And he manages to remain cheerful till the end of the day

On Tuesday Godís child is full of joy and much grace
The sun is shining and he works at a good pace
But he gets home it is late and the cat has been ill
His wifeís in a bad mood and try as he will
He cant think of the reason or what he has done
She gives him a black look that would frighten the sun!
The washing machine broken and the dinner is late
But he eats all the food thatís heaped on his plate.

On Wednesday Godís child is loving and steady
It is his wedding anniversary and for ONCE he is ready!
He has remembered the red roses and some chocolates sweet
A big smile on his face as he walks up the street.
BUT his wife points to the calendar and his heart sinks with terror
He has made a big blooper and terrible error
The special day was YESTERDAY he is one day too LATE
And tonight there is not a morsel to eat on his plate.

On Thursday Godís child is trying hard to make amends
He prays with fervour hoping his relationship mends
He goes off too Google to search for a resolution
ď101 ways to make your wife love youĒ is the perfect solution
ďHelp me Lord Jesus for I am but a fool
I see my faults and failings and please Lord overruleĒ
He books a short break to Paris to fly.
And he comes back that evening to eat humble pie.

On Friday Godís child sends up more fervent prayers
And it is early when he creeps quietly down the stairs
He leaves the plane tickets on the table along with a letter
Asking forgiveness from the love of his life and promising to be better.
As the sun peeps out from behind a dark cloud
Godís child hears Gods promise just a whisper not loud
A warmth floods into being and his heart becomes light
Lets just hope that they donít cancel the flight!

By Saturday Godís child has still far to go
But he realises that God is with him in the fast and the slow
The ups and the downs and the rough and the smooth
Perfection is not possible at least not in this life
God loves and forgives him and so does his wife
Phew! The journey was smooth and the hotel is so chic
A perfect ending to an un-perfect week
So they have a hug and a cuddle and all is ok
He feels peace as he settles at the end of the day.

Be Joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is Godís will for you in Christ Jesus (I Thess 5 : 16 NIV)

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Lisa Fowler02/17/11
Delightful read! So "true to life." Great Scripture reference.
Anita van der Elst02/19/11
I'm not a good judge of poetry but this seems quite clever to me.
Glynis Becker02/19/11
Wonderfully done! I love the progression of the story, the rhythm and flow is fabulous and I enjoyed it very much!
Catrina Bradley 02/19/11
I love how the God reminds him throughout the days of the verse he read on Sunday, and that he tries to follow it no matter what. The meter could be a little tighter, but I truly enjoyed what you had to say through your poetry.
Nancy Bucca02/20/11
This really was clever. Isn't it amazing how we can get so fired up and try so hard, only to blow it? Bu5 then to recoop - what a sweet victory! I loved the happy ending.
Margaret Kearley 02/21/11
Excellent - a great poem with a great lesson.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/21/11
I really liked this modern fairy tale- like rhyme.You did a great job with this. It was a pleasure to read.
Mildred Sheldon02/21/11
What an amazing read. Your poem flowed like a mighty river. Great job. Keep writing.
Norma-Anne Hough02/22/11
loved the imagery presented with excellent meter and flow.
You did very well and I loved the read.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/24/11
Congratulations for placing 8th in level 2.