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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: fathers (06/06/05)

TITLE: Just leave me alone!
By Casey Overbeek
06/09/05


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Just Leave Me Alone!


“What’s up my daughter, you look sad?
I wish to be a faithful dad.
Can I encourage you some way-
Something to brighten up your day?”

“Forget it dad, I’m on my own;
Please let me be; leave me alone!
I know sometimes we’ll take a walk,
But not today – don’t want to talk!”

“All right my sweetheart, I’ll comply,
I will not even ask you why.
But will you let me say one thing,
That surely will a blessing bring?”

I’ve learned this thing some while ago,
That when myself I’m kind of low
I have to turn and look away
And listen to my Jesus say:

“Behold, I stand outside and knock.”
Invite me in, your heart unlock—
I know what you are going through
Been there myself, but now it’s you.”

So, sweetheart let me tell you this:
“When Jesus knocks, do not dismiss
The time He wants to be with you,
For He will lead you gently through.”

It’s one thing to be left alone,
But you’re not there, just on your own.
The enemy would entertain
The chance to get some inward gain!

So let the Master come inside;
He’ll stay awhile, with you abide.
And you, … relax, find some repose
Until this cloud of darkness goes.

With love, from Dad.


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Shari Armstrong 06/13/05
A nicely crafted poem.
Phyllis Inniss 06/17/05
A wonderful ballad. I was able to sing to the rhythm of it and the message is not only poetic but very very apt.
dub W06/17/05
I liked this, I can see it used in a youth play, a poutie type person saying this between song and scripture. Thank you.
Elisabeth Seiter06/17/05
I enjoyed it immensely
Carol Shaffron06/19/05
Excellent wisdom to the melancholy--especially the part about the enemy waiting to snare you...
Suzanne R06/20/05
Well done!