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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: 24 Hours (01/27/11)

TITLE: If I Had A Day To Live
By Brian Haugrud
01/28/11


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If I had a day to live would I change the plans Iíve made?
Would I still go off to work and through that jungle wade?
Should I sleep till nine or ten as time would slip away?
Might I eat that final meal as I wander through that day?

Should I buy the biggest house? A kings estate by sea.
And take a mortgage over time? The end Iíll never see.
Maybe I should travel fast to places that are far.
After all, itís just a day; no need to raise the bar.

Do I dare take time to pray before I start to run?
For if Iím dead, there is no more; no need to spoil fun.
But if Iím wrong and life goes on; whatís next in line for me?
Iíve only just one day to live, is there eternity?

Maybe there is time to pray. What should I say to Him?
Mere words can hardly give relief if Iím to sink or swim.
What does He want from mortal me? Now I am confused.
This day was looking like such fun but now Iím not amused.

Maybe I should read the Word? The Bible, Godís own Book.
Maybe I could find the answer if I took a closer look?
Maybe there is someone else who faces what I do?
Maybe I should read the Word? Does that Book have a clue?

If I had a day to live could be said by one and all.
Tomorrow is not guaranteed; we all could get the call.
What would you do with just a day? What would you say to friends?
Would you try to fix the past which maybe needs amends?

Christ knew He had a day to live on the evening prior death.
He knew the beating He would take before His final breath.
He saw the scorning, ridicule, but faced it without fear.
He knew it would be just a day and His Father was so near.

For me He chose that day to live. For me He chose to die.
For me He took His final breath. For me He made the tie.
Without His final day to live my future would be bleak.
The only thing required of me is in Him my future seek.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/03/11
Nice poem with a lot to think about. How important to have Jesus in our daily walk.
Danielle King 02/05/11
I agree. A lot to think about and a good message. Well done.
Noel Mitaxa 02/06/11
I like how you have combined challenge, encouragement and gratitude in such a balanced way.
Cherry Bieber02/06/11
This is very well written and the content is excellent!
Lollie Hofer 02/07/11
I'm glad to see someone successfully accomplished what I desperately wanted to do...write a poem about having only 24 hours to live. After struggling with it for four days I gave up. I'm thrilled you didn't because this was well written with a great message. Kudos.