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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Where Angels Fear to Tread (not about the book) (09/08/11)

TITLE: I Thought I Could, I Thought I Could
By Verna Cole Mitchell
09/15/11


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I thought I’d cross the ocean in a rowboat;
I must admit I’m something of a showboat.
“That’s really stupid,” wiser people said,
But fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

With neither plan nor prior preparation,
I saw my novel as a great sensation
With fame in literary worlds widespread,
But fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

A gourmet cake I once considered baking
With scads of savvy diners salivating;
Yet my desserts had been a thing to dread,
But fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

I hired a hall—can you imagine that?—
To hold a concert with a voice that’s flat.
“Please sing no more,” the audiences pled,
But fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

I campaigned to become the president
While lacking needed skills was evident.
Not even had I troops of boy scouts led,
But fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Then one day I confessed my foolish pride
And asked the Lord to ever be my guide.
My future’s sure since by Him I am led,
With home in heaven where the angels tread.


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Allison Egley 09/17/11
Oh, I really like this. I especially love the repeated last line, and then the adaptation of the last line for the last stanza. Great job.
Laury Hubrich 09/19/11
Sounds like my life:) Cute poem. Very nice job, as always.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/19/11
This is so good. Poetry isn't always my favorite genre but thiswas pure genius with a touch of humor and a grand message.
Linda Goergen09/19/11
Oh I love this witty, well written poem! I had to laugh out loud at stanza 5 as it so reminded me of a certain president, that I wish had not rushed in! LOL This was so entertaining and not one bit of it felt forced to fit the challenge! Kudos! Terrific!
Margaret Kearley 09/20/11
I really love the humour of this - what a great poem. It certainly brought the smiles but the last verse - ah! just great!
CD Swanson 09/22/11
Congratulations. God bless~
Linda Goergen09/22/11
Congratulations Verna on your well deserved level and EC win!
Yvonne Blake 09/22/11
Congratulations, Verna!
Nancy Sullivan 09/22/11
I love his one, Verna. Such a fun way to make a great point. We'll be living where angels tread very soon, I'm guessing:) Congratulations on you EC!
Rita Garcia09/22/11
CONGRATULATIONS! This poem is simply WONDER! And I SO relate!
Jody Day 09/22/11
Congratulations! Wonderful poem.
Beth LaBuff 09/26/11
Verna, I love your message. Your last stanza uplifts. Beautiful work! Congratulations dear twin.