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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Parent (11/16/06)

TITLE: Earthlings Goof...again
By Marilyn Schnepp
11/21/06


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God said:
"Be fruitful and multiply,
and replenish the Earth": (Gen 9:1 KJV)

Man obliged, of course,
with over zealous mirth;
and now we're in Trouble
down here on Earth.

"Let There Be Parents", Lord,
not Lights, or Clean Air;
we've got millions of orphans
and no Parents to spare.

No mother to teach them
"thank you" and "please",
or to wipe away tears
when they scrape their knees.

No parent to hold them
or hug them tight;
when they are frightened
by the bombs at night.

No parent to teach them
right from wrong;
or to feed them spinach
to make them strong.

No parent to tell them
that Jesus cares,
or how much God loves them
and to say their prayers.

No parent to show them
how to fly a kite,
how to build a treehouse,
or have a snowball fight.

Yes, God in His wisdom
knew the value and worth,
of giving us parents
down here on Earth.

But frightening fears
haunt orphaned eyes,
but no parent comes running
to silence their cries.

It's our fault, Lord
What else can I say?
We've goofed up again
all we can do is pray!

Jesus wept...and now so do I.


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Donna Haug11/28/06
Interesting title. I expected a more light hearted poem. But your message of compassion for the orphans is touching.
Phyllis Inniss 11/29/06
How much tragedy you conveyed in your poem. Your thoughts just flowed into an emotional release about the orphans of the world. Your rhyming scheme was very clever and tempered the seriousness of the poem a bit.
Peggy Bennitt12/01/06
Sad, but true. Depressing to think that we do that to our own. Made me think.