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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Era (02/03/11)

TITLE: Awaken Me
By Charla Diehl
02/08/11


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This age of technology
It robs my mind of peace,
Computers, ipods, cell phones
Do they add to or decrease.

If what they add is relevant
To serving you, my Lord--
Then why am I so restless,
Discontented and often bored?

The music plugged into my ears
Feeds quickly to my brain,
Does it improve my outlook--
By the words is something gained?

Cell phones, just modern toys
With games and codes for texting,
Precious time that could be used
For spiritual muscle flexing.

Grandma spoke of simpler times
Friendly porch swing conversations,
And neighborhoods where children played
Outside in Godís creation.

She made it sound so wonderful
Wish Iíd be born back then,
Relationships were deep and true
Unlike most Facebook friends.

The world is spinning way too fast
Oh please hold back Your anger,
Slow the pace, and grant restraint
For souls that flirt with danger.

This hi-tech world is really just
Replaying Bible pages,
Empires fell when hearts forgot
Who rules through all the ages.

I guess I should be happy
My nameplate bears a title,
Awaken me to Your plan
Today Lord, please itís vital.


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Linda Wright02/12/11
Ahhh... I long for those simpler days too. A porch swing sounds delightful. I completely relate to your poem. It's so sad to know those days are gone... but we are so much closer to Christ's return! Look up!
Laury Hubrich 02/15/11
Simpler times would be nice, I agree, but I also use technology to minister and be ministered to. I wouldn't have met some of my very best friends without the internet.

Very nice poem.
Jim McWhinnie 02/15/11
This verse had the FEEL of its topic - crisp, texting-like in its pace.

Enjoyed.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/17/11
Congratulations for placing 27th overall!