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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Great Expectations (not about the book) (08/25/11)

TITLE: Uncharted Lands
By Benjamin Graber
08/26/11


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Everyone has always told you
You are dumb,
So you filled out the paperwork
And fulfilled every expectation,
Sitting life out
In the junkyard.

You’ve turned off your intellect
And watched it get rusty,
Never trusting it
To get you anywhere.
So you live by your instincts instead,
And manage to survive day by day
As you watch your dreams
Wander farther
And farther
Away.

But I want you to know
That I believe in you.
I believe that you are smart
And capable,
In spite of the lies
You’ve been told.

Come with me,
And we’ll scrub the rust away—
We’ll dig beneath the rocks
Which cloud your intellect,
To find the gems beneath—

I’ll help you piece together
The fragments of your heart,
And facilitate the process
As you rebuild your future.

And when you’re good and ready
To chase the dreams that walked away,
I’ll be here applauding you
As I watch you drive
To uncharted lands,
Beyond what you could ever
Imagine.


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Francy Judge09/01/11
I really loved this poem. Beautiful imagery and comparisons. I also liked how you broke up the lines--especially "wandered farther...and farther...away." Great job!
Lisa Johnson 09/01/11
I know someone who needed this in their life...
CD Swanson 09/02/11
Touching, I really enjoyed this. God bless~
Linda Goergen09/05/11
Beautifully written message of hope and encouragement...I took it to be a message from God but it could also be from one person to another! Great job, enjoyed!