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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: Why Am I the Odd One
By Bob Zoellner
05/21/07


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Why?

Why am I the odd one?
Am I the only one?

My restless heart knows the truth,
but the angst wonít allow me peace.
Is there hope?

I long for what money canít buy.
I donít have much, so I should find it easily,
yet continue searching.
Why am I the odd one?

My heart is thirsty,
like the deer that pants for water.
My soul longs after God;
the satisfaction always seems just beyond my reach.
What am I doing wrong?

I want more than the next big thing,
I want more than the whims of man.
I want more than what the charlatans have to offer.
I want adventure, I want life.
My restless soul says thereís got to be more.
Why am I the odd one?

Iím tired of going through the motions.
Of knowing the right thing to do.
Iím tired of the platitudes. Of the dissatisfaction.
The emptiness wonít seem to fill.
Why wonít the streams of living water flow?

I long for belonging, for the mystery of love.
I want to experience anew the wonders of creation.
I want a wellspring of refreshing that turns the mundane into the marvelous.
Why am I the odd one?

I want more than status quo, more than just existing.
I want to greet each day with passion, to know that I matter.
I want significance.

Why am I the odd one?
Am I the only one?

Why?


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Julie Arduini05/24/07
I'm standing up with fists in air shouting yes! Yes that's what I want! This is engaging and powerful, I loved it.
Rita Garcia05/25/07
"I want to greet each day with passion," This is my prayer! WONDERFUL POEM!
Rhonda Clark05/25/07
I like the sentiment. I think everyone has had these feelings at least once. the flow was wonderful. Great job.
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/26/07
God put the desire for significance within us all. You expressed it well.
Benjamin Graber05/29/07
No, I don't think you are odd... We are all longing for God, it's just that so many don't realize what they are longing for! :-)
I enjoyed the read, and could feel with this one all the way through. Great job!