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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “All that Glitters is Not Gold” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/24/08)

TITLE: Disguises, Detours and Dads
By Charla Diehl
01/30/08


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Was I looking through rose colored glasses
When I followed the crowd to “much greener grasses”?

The promises made were empty--but wait,
Didn’t seem so at first, so I nibbled the bait.

Words that were said I wanted to hear,
So it seemed then I had nothing to fear.

The enemy knows our weakest of places
He smiles and connives then laughs in our faces.

He acts like a friend with his cleaver disguises,
He sinks in his hooks and proceeds to misguide us.

“Take a bite of the fruit, it won’t cause you harm.”
Do you recognize Satan and his evil charm?

One day while looking through glasses more clear
I pondered quite sadly how I’d gotten here.

The answer, of course, was I’d gone astray
Looking for pleasures to brighten my days.

The good times were fleeting, my heart wasn’t glad,
Today I’m recalling advice from my Dad.

“Read the Good Book, put your faith in the Lord.”
But that wasn’t cool, so his words I ignored.

I open my Bible--it fills me with joy,
And I pass Dad’s advice down to my boy.

“Son, things sometimes aren’t what they seem,
Worldly pleasures and people I mean.”

“So be careful the paths you dare to trod
Be aware of detours that steer you from God.”

He nods and assures me he understands,
And I trust God’s holding both of our hands.


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Beth LaBuff 02/03/08
What a great, interesting title! Your poem (with it's lessons) is a good illustration of the topic. I especially like this, "One day while looking through glasses more clear
I pondered quite sadly how I’d gotten here."
Joanne Sher 02/04/08
The last couplet is JUST right. Very nicely constructed, with a wonderful message.