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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Curiosity Killed the Cat (10/10/13)

TITLE: If I Could
By Allison Egley
10/16/13


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What if God allowed me
What if I could pay,
To see His future plans,
To see my next few days?

What if I said yes?
Would I want to know his plan?
What if I discovered
His plan was not like man's?

Would I continue living?
Would I want to face what's next?
Or would it only leave me
Even more perplexed?

I'd likely see some sorrow,
I'd likely see some pain,
My human vision clouded,
I might not see the gain.

His plans are not my own,
Of this I can be sure
Though I may not like it,
His plan for me is pure.

If I were to wander
Into the mind of God,
I'd likely make some changes.
My changes would be flawed.

His plan for me is perfect
Even if I do not know
What His plans are for me,
And how I am to grow.

If I could see my future,
If I could see His plan,
It might not look like mine,
In this fallen mind of man.

I might miss His blessing,
Through His loving eyes,
I might choose to follow
The great Deceiver's lies.

So I'll continue trusting
In my sovereign King,
He's worthy of my praise,
To Him alone I'll cling.


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Noel Mitaxa 10/19/13
A clever and thought-provoking entry that closes with an honesty that is so reassuring. Well done.
Ellen Carr 10/21/13
I enjoyed your poem. I like the way you show that seeing God's plans may not be the best thing and that your 'improvements' to his plans may not be so good. An interesting take on the topic and well written.
CD (Camille) Swanson 10/21/13
Beautiful...I love the last line. So true.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/24/13
This is wonderful. I've often said that God's greatest gift to man is not letting us know what the future holds. You showed that expertly in this piece.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/24/13
Congratulations on placing 18 overall! Happy Dance!