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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Day's End (01/01/14)

TITLE: What More?
By Leola Ogle
01/08/14


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As a child, I gave nary a thought to day’s beginning or end
Time stretched before me like a never ending adventure
Forever seemed possible, even probable
Giggles and friends, Mommy and Daddy to defend
What more could a child ask for?

The days became years, bringing new excitement, new fears
Decisions, school, relationships, heartache and joy
Still, time held little meaning, days started, days ended
Life stretched before me like a never ending journey
What more could a teenager ask for?

A wedding, parenthood, not enough hours in some days
Life’s adventure included others, time wasn’t mine alone
Do this, do that – run here, run there
Feeling stretched, feeling needed, feeling loved
What more could a young adult ask for?

Busy, busy, so much to do, no time to waste
Keep a calendar, mark it down, hurry, stop, rush around
Life is hectic, pulling me here and there, to and fro
At day’s end, the bed is my faithful friend
What more could an adult ask for?

Now in the autumn of life, time seems so precious
The days race by with the blink of an eye
Time marching on like the of a beat of a drum
I rejoice as each day begins, I rejoice as each day ends
The adventure will fade, the journey will end

What more could I ask for?
Would I ask for my time?
Only He numbers my days.


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Jan Ackerson 01/10/14
I’d love to have your input into the free writing lessons available on the FaithWriters forums. This week’s lesson is on writing devotionals, and next week will cover writing on topic for the weekly challenge. Look for it at http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=67, or if you’re on Facebook, you can “like” Faithwriters Writing Lessons.
CD Swanson 01/11/14
The autumn years of my life --beautiful poem, reflective, and one of which anyone during any decade of life can relate to.

Beautiful.

God bless~
Yvonne Blake 01/12/14
The theme of this poem makes a person think. "What more could we ask for?"

This seems more prose than poetry, but that's okay. I would have preferred the last stanza to follow the style of the others.

This poem invites the reader to read it again - to let the words sink in.
Linda Goergen01/15/14
So true how the progression of time and years changes our perspective of the length of a day—the importance of a day! This poem begs reflection and contemplation from the reader and urges that we make the most of all of the time and days allotted to us. Well done.

Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/16/14
Congratulations on ranking 30 overall!