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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Empty Nester/Retirement (from work) (09/10/09)

TITLE: What if God Retired?
By Francy Judge
09/14/09


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What if God retired,
Called it quits and said, “I’m tired.”
Would He give His notice weeks ahead,
Time to find a new department head?
Imagine stacks of applications
From billions with high aspirations.

With time for relaxation,
Without a care for men’s salvation,
Would a hobby occupy his time?
He likes to fish and mountain climb
With his longtime friends…Pete and Moses.
He’d have time to plant rare roses.

His nature is artistic;
His light shines impressionistic.
Would He pass time painting stratus clouds,
Dabbling in oils, leaving Earth endowed
With streaks of color never seen before
From swirling seas to speckled shores?

He could shine in every sport;
His lay-up skills would rule the court.
He might golf in space, tee off the sun,
Drive a star through Mars, score a hole in one.
But would He get bored of perfect scores
And wonder of Earth’s raging wars?

Imagine how life would be
Without a God to set us free.
Left alone, buried, in sinful lives,
Without His grace, no one survives.
But God won’t quit; no need to hire.
He’s there for us when we retire.


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Seema Bagai 09/17/09
A unique take on the challenge topic. This piece gave me something to think about. I'm glad God won't ever retire, though.
amy convertino09/17/09
What a great idea!!!!!! love it!!!
Joy Faire Stewart09/18/09
I enjoyed this creative writing on topic. The last stanza is my favorite. Great job!
Charla Diehl 09/21/09
Sometimes I picture God throwing His hands in the air out of disgust for the way mankind has turned away from Him. But retire--that's just too scary and I'm grateful that's one thing I don't need to worry about.
c clemons09/22/09
Liked this one, the flow was very good. Good job.
Lisa Johnson 09/23/09
Thank you for a thought provoking poem...so thankful retirement is not in God's vocabulary.
Lisa Johnson 09/25/09
Congratulations on placing in the top three.
Allen Stark09/26/09
Great piece. I can really identify with your stanza on god as a golfer. My house is just on the other side of the 3rd putting green of a golf course and occasionally a golf ball winds up just a few feet from the house, which takes quite a hard swing.