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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Personal Peace (06/01/06)

TITLE: Slices of Day
By April Bailey
06/07/06


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Triplets, unleashed from slumber
Descend upon the day
Running, chasing, squealing, tumbling
Dishes go unwashed, wrestling piles prevail

A decade of fun
Packed in four years of life
Three faces flash tiny-tooth grins
Their half dozen eyes reflect adoration

Popcorn in my pockets
Sticky patches on walls and tables
Cleaning begins but the trio persists
Mommy must play too

Lunch helps bring exhaustion
And the boys succumb to naps
Allowing brief To Do attention
Then precious moments with God and tea

My warriors soon return, renewed
Eager for fresh adventures
Some lie within pages of a book
Others land with paint on paper

Endless questions, questionable actions
Imaginations are well watered
Seeds of love deeply planted
Training children in the way they should go

The littles soon tire of inside spaces
Daddy’s ready with backyard games
Waves of laughter heard hour after hour
Yet each time, still as sweet

Night rises, bringing closure to the day
Slow blinks and yawns begin at dinner
The warriors need to rejuvenate
Quiet falls …God’s joy rests here


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Debbie Wistrom06/08/06
I felt like I had a glimpse of your day and what a positive spin. Enjoy those babies for they will become teens. Your thoughts flowed with ease. Keep it up!
dub W06/08/06
Delightful
Jan Ackerson 06/08/06
"The warriors need to rejuventate"--great line. This is a very precious poem.
Jan Ackerson 06/08/06
I meant "rejuvenate", of course.
Trina Courtenay06/12/06
Tea with the Lord, what a quite peace. Loved your poem.

May Our Heavenly Father guide your pen and bless your writing.

Trina
Virginia Gorg06/13/06
Very cute. I only have one child, but I can relate now with two grandchildren living with us. Well-written poetry.
Michelle Burkhardt06/13/06
I loved the poem about your boys. of course, by lunch time, I am the one who is exhausted instead of my 4 boys. Nice job.