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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Concentration (07/24/08)

TITLE: Out of Focus
By Benjamin Graber
07/30/08


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Iíve focused on the distant marks:
The dreams Iíll chase, the race Iíll run,
I look so far, today is blurred,
I miss the place where Iím at nowÖ

My dreams are lofty, like the clouds,
Unreached, they soar above my heartó
But as I focus on their merits
I miss exploring treasures nearÖ


If I can focus on the present
And live my dreams right here, today,
Iíll find a smile beneath each pebble,
And ford each stream with leaps of joyÖ

Iíll dance among the butterflies,
And run with freedom in the rain,
If I can let go of the future
And live in glee with Christ todayÖ


When I let go of all my dreams
And let my plans fly with the wind,
The wind will blow them in Godís hands
To build a mansion in His time;

But God has given me each breath
To dance and sing through every step;
Iíll find Godís grace in every moment
And know Heíll bring me what is bestÖ


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Verna Cole Mitchell 08/05/08
Your thoughts in the poem are rich--a promise and a prayer. The last two lines are my favorites in your poem.
Dianne Janak08/05/08
I loved this poem...lots of profound truths here to focus on.. well done