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

TITLE: I Wonder If He Thinks Of Me
By Laurie Glass


Iíve lived it up both day and night
And yet find memíries haunting me,
Think back to Dad and how I left.
I wonder if he thinks of me.

My moneyís gone and food is scarce -
With gorgeous women used to dine.
How much my life has changed since then,
I now share all my meals with swine.

No longer worthy of Dadís love,
And know that I will never be.
Perhaps, though, I could work for him.
I wonder if he thinks of me.

I never knew my love for him
Until the time Iíve spent apart.
I long for opportunity
To share respect thatís in my heart.

I canít believe my son has left,
My aching heart can barely beat.
I long for his return and yet
I wonder if he thinks of me.

Each morning when I go outside,
I hold out hope this is the day
Iíll see my boy returning home.
I long for him to find his way.

He never knew my love for him,
I long for opportunity
To have him close and show him grace.
I wonder if he thinks of me.

Iíll keep on looking down that road,
Will always long for his return.
My aching heart wonít give up hope,
To have him near, Iíll always yearn.

It looks like him, oh, can it be?
Must run to meet him down the road!
Oh, yes, my son is coming home -
Cry happy tears that flood my soul.

My dad runs toward me, his embrace
Is all I need to heal, feel whole.
His loving touch fills up my heart,
His grace just overwhelms my soul.

ďSo he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.Ē Luke 15:20 (NIV)

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Joy Faire Stewart05/24/07
Have always loved this Bible story. Great show of perspective from father (our heavenly Father) and the son. Poem flows nicely...excellent writing.
Julie Arduini05/24/07
This is beautiful! I thought it flowed well and the message is so tender and loving, you made this seem new. The title is beautiful as well. This is simply lovely.
Beth Muehlhausen05/24/07
Sweet, tender, profound. This touches a place where we've all experience deep emotion - the heart of relationship. Nicely done!
Marilyn Schnepp 05/25/07
A beautiful poetic version of the son that was lost, then found. I found it very touching. Good job!
Pat Guy 05/25/07
I loved that I never thought from the father's perspective and you brought this to light very eloquently.

I love this story, and I love this poem ... very well written.
Mo 05/25/07
Very nice!
Lisa Holloway05/27/07
Good job showing the yearning and perspectives. I enjoyed reading this.
Rhonda Clark05/27/07
I like your retelling of the Prodical Son. Good work.
Sharlyn Guthrie05/28/07
Your rhythm and rhyming are superb, but I especially like the "I wonder if..." thread that winds through this poem. Nice job!
Jacquelyn Horne05/29/07
Wonderfully written poem on the Prodical Son. Very descriptive. Encouraging.
Benjamin Graber05/30/07
I love this - the parable of the prodigal son has become one of my favorites, and you did a great job of bringing it to life.
Sheri Gordon05/30/07
This is very good. I love this story, and to read it from both perspectives is great. Good job.