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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Encouragement (02/23/12)

TITLE: Dear God
By Linda Goergen
02/29/12


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Dear God,

I sincerely don’t mean to complain,
but this getting older, what a pain!
My shoulder has some-kinda dull ache,
Hiatal-hernia won’t give me a break…
Lord, please comfort me as I explain.

I appreciate these “golden” years,
but my hemorrhoids bout’ have me in tears,
not to mention my double knee pain,
and arthritis that predicts the rain…
Lord, I really need some of Your cheers!

I feel I was young just yesterday,
my mind tells me I’m the same—but nay,
my energy has been siphoned off,
my weakened bladder bids me not cough…
Lord, please send Heavenly hugs my way.

I may have told You this once or twice,
but once again, I need Your advice,
about these daft memory lapses,
and skin that sags, bags and collapses…
Lord, some uplifting would be real nice.

I thought my aging would be a breeze,
rocking chair days—napping when I’d please,
what a joke! I must walk for health’s sake,
and insomnia keeps me awake…
Lord, please—give my senior-bod some ease!

I think this advancing age has flaws,
It’s not like I’d dreamed—things give me pause,
like my hair—that leaves me quite daunted,
thin where needed—grows where unwanted…
Lord, I need comforting—just because.

I’ve long-longed for this retirement,
but—Yes God? An offer You present?
An alternative to my woes? Oh…
Thanks, but “no”—turns out I’m good to go!
Lord, thank You for the encouragement!


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CD Swanson 03/01/12
Oh I loved this! Many of us will relate to this clever piece. Beautifully written, and flowed so smoothly.

Great job of showing the MC's conflict with the natural aging process...I enjoyed it! Thanks.

God Bless you~
Charla Diehl 03/03/12
This fun and all too true creative piece is hitting very close to home--I can surely relate to some of these verses. Right on with your rhyme and meter--nothing felt forced and that made this an enjoyable read.
Ruth Thoutenhoofd03/04/12
I loved your take on aging - it's not turning out to be exactly what I thought it would be either!