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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Surprised (09/06/07)

TITLE: I'm Surprised, God Is Not
By Patricia Williams
09/12/07


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Iím Surprised, Godís Not


A day late and a dollar short
Iím very tired and out of sort.

Everythingís calling to be done,
Thereís not enough hours from sun to sun,

Attack the kitchen, grab a pot,
Whip up supper, all nonstop.

Set the table with love and prayers
They all come running down the stairs.

Time stands still as I watch them eat,
They laugh and talk oh what a treat.

Do the dishes, baths and bed
Out with the lights at the old homestead.

Early to rise as the rooster crows,
Hit the floor running as everyone knows.

The day begins with morning chores
Prayers and breakfast and out the doors.

With eyes to heaven where cometh my strength
I take a deep breath, my spirit drinks.

I say my thanks to heaven above
For the treasures I have with all my love.

I jump in my car thatís old and frail
And hit the gas down the trail.

Another day another dollar
Off I go down the holler.

Iím always surprised but God is not
He stops the Devilís evil plot.


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Jan Ackerson 09/16/07
A rollicking poem, fun rhythm.

The opening stanzas were all so pleasant that I was a bit taken aback by the last couplet--there really wasn't any indication of "the Devil's evil plot" in the body of your poem. Maybe a few more stanzas would clarify that?

I like your title, it really fits in with the mood of the rest of the poem.
Dee Yoder 09/17/07
I can't think of any mom who couldn't relate to the theme of this poem! I like the rhythm of your poem very much. It's easy to read along at a good clip to match the fast pace of a busy mom's day.