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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Grrr! (01/28/10)

TITLE: For My Own Good
By Deborah Ann Belka
02/03/10


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Lord, take away the, “Grrr,” that roars inside of me,
all the howls I make, when things don’t go my way.
Teach me to be patient, tranquil, and calm,
Give me a thankful heart, for all you do each day.

Lord, take away the, “Grrr,” which groans inside of me,
all the moans I make, when I’m feeling down and low.
Teach me to keep my faith, soaring above my woes,
Give me a grateful heart, so in me Your love can grow.

Lord, take away the, “Grrr,” which rumbles inside me,
all the thunder I build up, when others make me mad.
Teach me to be loving, courteous, and . . . nice,
Give me a caring heart, so Your mercy I can add.

Lord, take away the, “Grrr,” that bellows inside me,
all the shouts and yells, when frustration is all I feel.
Teach me to be tender, gentle, meek, and kind,
Give me a heart that’s willing, so my life You may heal.

Lord, take away the, “Grrr,” that bellows inside me,
all the growling that I've made, just because I could.
Teach me to know, “That all things work together,”
Give me a heart that understands, "For my own good.”


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c clemons02/07/10
Very good.
Ruth Brown 02/07/10
Amen. Well said.
AnneRene' Capp 02/08/10
Enjoyed this very much. You hit on what we all feel and should strive for!

I must confess, I have a difficult time keeping those grrr's and shouts INSIDE my head tho! :)
Carol Penhorwood 02/12/10
Beautifully honest and transparent. Congratulations on winning in your level. Have you checked out the Writing Challenge Forums?