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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Time-consuming (02/24/11)

TITLE: Idol Worship
By Brian Haugrud
03/02/11


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A home is great but merely bait,
A car looks nice but snares.
The clothes are grand while in your hand,
But in the end, who cares?

The food we eat might be a treat,
But handled wrong is flab.
The tongue will shoot from heartfelt root,
But misused turns to gab.

A job is nice and will suffice,
But if its first, its bad.
Some sports are fun but make you run,
Away from God; How sad!

And when I write, I fight the fight,
To still put my God first.
And not drift away, for writings play,
Then make my spirit thirst.

In all we do or will pursue,
There is a time and place.
But without God, the Divining Rod,
Its a idol filling space.

They take our time like rythemed rhyme,
And consume our thoughts and gaps.
Were led beyond the path were on,
And our busyness overlaps.

I guess today, Im trying to say,
That possessions are okay.
If times consumed where we are doomed,
Then throw them all away!

The line is fine to see the sign,
Of where we fall or stand.
Dont be consumed and then assume,
Youll be in Promised Land.


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Lisa Fowler03/03/11
Great "thinker" poem. Excellent rhyming. Thanks for sharing.
Noel Mitaxa 03/03/11
Positive, powerful, provocative and, in places, phunny. (How about that phor aliteration?) Clever rhythm and rhyming which brings the point home. Well done.