Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Phew! (02/11/10)

TITLE: SWEET RELIEF
By Jackie Wilson
02/17/10


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Push now! Breathe! Hee! Hoo! Hee! Hoo!
A new life begins ‘mid this hullabaloo.
Why is it so bright now? Mommy, is that you?
That squooshed me awful tight! Where am I ? Glad that’s over. Phew!


The first few years are busy, there’s so much to see and do.
Learn to walk, learn to talk, practice “peek-a-boo”.
Teething pain, potty train, then a “terrible two”.
Growing up is strenuous. I need a nap now. Phew!

The days of childhood stretch forever under skies of blue,
With games of ball and shiny bikes and Barbie dolls and “Clue”.
Tricky teachers, mid-term grades, science projects due.
Moving up and growing tall. Barreling headlong! Phew!

Ah!, that teenage drama when emotions tend to spew.
Romance buds (though some are duds), we woo, sometimes to rue.
Spread those wings, try new things. That could kill me? Pooh!
A great big world now opens wide and I’m so ready! Phew!

A decent job pays for a home that’s perfect just for two,
But get that mortgage and big house, ‘cause baby’s coming, too.
A few short years, there’s six to feed, this house is like a zoo!
Can things get any better than this? (I need a nap again.) Phew!

Like peanut butter smashed between the bread, I stick like glue,
And hold us all together. Children. Grandkids. Parents, too.
It’s up, then down, as years fly by, some good, some bad, too few.
Let’s move along, there’s more to do! Stay with me, Jesus. Phew!

Running, running full-out now, the finish line in view.
To run the race and keep the faith, I’ve tried my best to do.
I wonder, as this body yields, how life begins anew...
I’m crossing over, moving up. The light is changing... Wooo !!

A shimmering joy has pierced my deepest part; a song transcends!
The love of saints envelopes me with family and friends.
With clarity of vision I have never known, I see
My Savior striding quickly with his arms outstretched for me!

“You’re home now,” he embraces me. “This welcome’s all for you.”
With sweet relief, I rest within those arms and I sigh, “Phew…”


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 423 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Beth LaBuff 02/21/10
Oh wow! What fun, what rhyme! A favorite stanza, "Ah!, that teenage drama when emotions tend to spew. -- Romance buds (though some are duds), we woo, sometimes to rue. -- Spread those wings, try new things. That could kill me? Pooh! -- A great big world now opens wide and I’m so ready! Phew!" I enjoyed the appropriate "Phew!" at the end of each stanza! Your ending is beautiful. I'm longing for that rest!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/23/10
What a great description of life.
c clemons02/24/10
Nicely done.
Beth LaBuff 02/25/10
Hey Jackie... Congrats on receiving "highly commended" with this wonderful poem!!
Sandra Eastridge 02/25/10
I loved this and chuckled as I read it and thought about my one year old granddaughter. Great job. Congrats.