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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Holiday (04/05/12)

TITLE: I Just Need A Minute
By Brian Haugrud
04/05/12


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I’m ready for a holiday,
My plate of life is filled.
For trials seem to follow me,
Some time off should be willed.

If its only just a minute,
I’ll take it by the hour.
I’m so ready for a holiday,
Not sure its in my power.

What if I talk to Jesus?
What do you think He’d say?
That He was ready for a holiday,
When they stretched His arms away?

When they beat His body bloody,
On His head they put a crown.
Did He say “I want a holiday”?
“Angels, take my body down”!

My sin demanded justice.
I thought I was all right.
But then compared to Jesus,
I was darkness; He was light.

I have a sinful nature.
My failures very real.
Now I’m looking toward the future.
I’ve learned His blood can seal.

So now my precious holiday.
A minutes all I need.
To live a life eternal.
His reality, succeed.

For when I get to Heaven.
Time will be no more.
I just need a minute,
My Jesus keeps the score.


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CD (Camille) Swanson 04/12/12
Simply powerful and beautifully done. Thank you.
God Bless~
Genia Gilbert04/12/12
In reading entries, I see that the Easter holiday is fresh on people's minds. This is a sweet poem and expresses how we all feel sometimes and yet, the reality is that Jesus does keep the score! Good job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/12/12
Oh this is perfect. I feel like you have been hiding in my thoughts. But you are able to express them in a way that flows and rhymes that I could never accomplish.

I noticed a couple of tiny things. The ! felt like it was part of Jesus' thoughts and should be inside the quotes and a minute'[s needed an apostrophe.

But other than those tiny things I think you spoke volumes with your words. It's a message many can relate to and that many need to hear. Thank you for touching my heart.
Leola Ogle 04/12/12
Such a fresh thought after celebrating Easter. This was bautiful and flowed smoothly. Good job! God bless!
Geoffrey johnstone04/15/12
Really good stuff. I can see this in a church bulletin.