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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Expire (08/01/13)

TITLE: A Golden Opportunity
By Chris Goglin
08/05/13


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Some people may say Iím over the hill,
Cast off in the elderly pool.
But I wonít succumb to a life being still,
When my faith in God must rule.

My fragile body may not win the race
Bifocals now help me see.
But God can transform a tired old face
And bring healing with each bended knee.

My children are grown, whatís there to do?
A life once bustling with nonstop routines
Must be softened to birth a more flexible view;
Rekindling old projects lost in my dreams.

Hands coarse from scrubbing too many floors,
Still hold tender memories to share.
God-given wisdom unlocked the doors,
Guiding me through when life wasnít fair.

My heart still blossoms as this old vessel wilts,
Still yearning to love and win a lost friend.
To taste Godís grace without feeling guilt;
Marinating each day with a joyful Amen!

Thereís no date that tells me itís time to resign,
Iíll craft a new plan to fit Godís desires,
Tackling each task and refreshing my mind,
Till my earthly soul fades but never expires.


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Brenda Rice 08/08/13
As a senior adult myself I appreciate your view on aging and never growing old spiritually. We are re-fired not retired. Our zeal for God will never expire.

Thanks for sharing.
Judith Gayle Smith08/09/13
I can identify - too well. Terrific poem . . .
CD Swanson 08/10/13
Amen. Such wonderful words, and such a vital message.
Our Spirit is alive and kicking, and it'll neither age, nor expires. Excellent job with this.

God bless~
Mike Newman 08/10/13
Great poem, I liked it. Well done.
Danielle King 08/12/13
Another oldie here too. I especially like 'Marinating each day with a loud Amen.' Great job for the topic.
Danielle King 08/12/13
Oops! It was a 'joyful' Amen wasn't it. Another senior moment!
Bea Edwards 08/14/13
Thank you for this delightful reminder that while our bodies are wasting away -we are being renewed day by day.
CD Swanson 08/15/13
Congrats! God bless~