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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the ADVENTURE genre (05/24/07)

TITLE: Now That Is a Great Adventure!
By Verna Cole Mitchell


And what is growing up,
But bumping and bruising
And falling down
And getting up again,
Yet knowing every day
That the God
Of all the universe
Is watching over you.
Now that is a great adventure!

And what is getting married
But bumping and bruising
And falling down
And getting up again together,
Yet knowing every day
That the God
Of all the universe
Is watching over you both.
Now that is a great adventure!

And what is having children
But watching them bump and bruise
And fall down
And get up again,
Yet, knowing every day
That the God
Of all the Universe
Is watching over them.
Now that is a great adventure!

And what is growing old,
But bumping and bruising
And falling down
And sometimes getting up again,
Still knowing every day
That the God
Of all the Universe
Is watching over you.
Now that is a great adventure!

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Benjamin Graber05/31/07
Life certainly is a great adventure!
Great use of repetition; I really enjoyed this one!
Rebecca Jones05/31/07
How thoroughly enjoyable! What a refreshingly unique way to tackle this challenge!
Rita Garcia05/31/07
A great adventure, indeed! Enjoyed your refreshing look at life.
Linda Germain 06/01/07
Such bottom-line truth here! What greater adventure than the one with which we are born? Loved it.(Also, I noticed us oldies fall down and "sometimes" get up again. :0) LOL)
Jan Ackerson 06/04/07
Effective use of both repetition and alliteration (bumping and bruising)--an examplar for this type of poetry.
Joanne Sher 06/04/07
I love the repetition (with the slight alterations) - very effective! Enjoyed this very much.
Sharlyn Guthrie06/04/07
Nice take on the topic. Life is certainly an adventure! This could be an encouragement to so many people at various stages of life. I enjoyed it!
Pat Guy 06/04/07
Boy! I wondered what yuou were going to say for the growing older part! ;) Sometimes it's difficult to get back up! But as you so well put that the God of all the Universe is watching over us.

Well done!
Edy T Johnson 06/05/07
I love the concept of life as the great adventure. And, the repeated phrases makes this so memorable. Since kiddies like repetition in stories, I bet this would even make a sweet illustrated book for reading to little ones!
Kristen Hester06/06/07
This has such a nice rhythm to it. It is fun to read. I enjoyed it!
Betty Castleberry06/06/07
This is so very true. I like the style you've used. Thank you for this very entertaining poem.
Sara Harricharan 06/06/07
Short and totally sweet! I liked the repeating verses, it sounds like it could be set to a tune. Great writing! ^_^
Cheri Hardaway 06/06/07
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore. - Psalm 121:7&8

Beautiful poem! I LOVE it!!! There truly is nothing more exciting than living life for God, day to day dependent on Him for everything. Blessings, Cheri
Cheri Hardaway 06/06/07
Just wanted to add how much I like the repetition. It is very effective. It is a simple poem conveying a profound spiritual truth. Thanks!
Jacquelyn Horne06/06/07
Yes, God watches over every season of life.
Myrna Noyes06/06/07
Wonderful, poetic journey through life! I feel the repetition was very effective in this piece, tying each life stage together. Great writing! :)
Dee Yoder 06/06/07
Beautiful and touching poem about life and God's constant care along the way.
Loren T. Lowery06/06/07
This made me smile for two reasons, and both reasons are the same - because everything you said about life and God are both so true
Leigh MacKelvey06/06/07
This was a simple, but powerful poem about everyday adventure! Each stage of life is just as you wrote!
Good job, Verna!
Val Clark06/08/07
'And sometimes getting up again' lol. A poem that everyone can identify with. What a great way to remind us to enjoy the adventure and persevere. Enjoyed this. yeggy