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

TITLE: Will I Awake In The Morn?
By Judith Gayle Smith
01/08/14


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Itís all about me, there is no doubt,
that my steps are slowing,
my gray hairs are glowing.

It's all about me, there is no doubt.
Will I awake in the morn?

The glorious sunrise to soften my soul,
My old eyes behold it,
My heartbeats extol it,

The glorious sunrise to soften my soul.
Will I awake in the morn?

My footsteps halting, slowing me down,
I forget just what matters,
Afraid to climb ladders.

My footsteps are halting, slowing me down.
Will I awake in the morn?

Living in daydreams, mind growing dim
I stumble through words,
Thoughts fly off with birds.

Living in daydreams, mind growing dim.
Will I awake in the morn?

Iíve lived a full life, adventures were many,
I sit with my coffee,
I think of what could be.

Iíve lived a full life, adventures were many.
Will I awake in the morn?

Daylight soon darkens, the sunset is gone,
I wonder what will be
When Jesus sets me free,

Daylight soon darkens, the sunset is gone,
Will I awake in the morn?

Who have I loved while plodding this Earth,
Kids, kittens and puppies,
My bland life as a yuppie?

Who have I loved while plodding this Earth?
Will I awake in the morn?

Priorities wither, bold moves restrained,
My courage now faded,
My strength has abated,

Priorities wither, bold moves restrained.
Will I awake in the morn?

You grasp my hand warmly, smiling so dear,
I remember the laughter,
What truly did matter,

You grasp my hand warmly, smiling so dear.
Will I awake in the morn?

Sleep overwhelms me, my bed calls my name,
Was it not queer
What to me was so dear?

Sleep overwhelms me, my bed calls my name,
Will I awake in the morn?

I find I was wrong, itís not about me,
Did I love my neighbor,
Did I bask in His favor?

I find I was wrong, itís not about me,
Will I awake in the morn?

Life was just the beginning of new life to come,
A rehearsal of sorts
Whose favor to court?

Life was just the beginning of new life to come
Will I awake in the morn?

Iím old and Iím tired, used up and spent,
Poured out and sifted
Lord, Iím not gifted,

Iím old and Iím tired, used up and spent,
Will I awake in the morn?

My thoughts will outlive me, moments in time,
Iíve prayed and petitioned,
Gave money for missions,

My thoughts will outlive me, moments in time,
Will I awake in the morn?

I sang in the choir, supported with prayers,
Was my life a sour note
I learned Jesus by rote

I sang in the choir, supported with prayers,
Will I awake in the morn?

God so loves me, He gave me His Son,
I stand in awe and wonder
How He could love me, and ponder

God so loves me, He gave me His Son,
Will I awake in the morn?

Iíve sinned and repented, prayed and read
His guidebook Ė His holy Bible,
I read in His Word I am liable,

Iíve sinned and repented, prayed and read,
Will I awake in the morn?

I am bathed in His birth, death and ascension,
Baptized with water,
Clay for the Potter.

I am bathed in His birth, death and ascension,
Will I awake in the morn?

Take my hand, my dear child,
Feel my heart beat
For Jesus, not me.

Take my hand, my dear child
Will I awake in the morn?

His Sabbaths refresh me, fueling my fire
For spreading His message
To all the assemblage.

His Sabbaths refresh me, fueling my fire,
Will I awake in the morn?

I take comfort and solace as my sun now sets,
Happy and blessed
With His comfort and rest.

I take comfort and solace as my sun now sets,
Will I awake in the morn?

Fear God and obey Him, for He loves us so,
Iím eternally gratified,
That my debt was satisfied.

Fear God and obey Him, for He loves us so,
Will I awake in the morn?

My long days are ending joyously sad,
My new heart is beating,
For Him, and Iím pleading,

My long days are ending joyously sad
Will I awake in the morn?

With Jesus greeting me?

My new home awaiting me?

Please,

Awake me, dear Jesus . . .


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CD Swanson 01/10/14
No other way to say it but...excellent! Great poem, with a powerful close.

God bless~
Virginia Bliss 01/12/14
I enjoyed the many unusual rhymes such as "matters" and "ladders"; and "puppies" and "yuppies".
Danielle King 01/12/14
I also say excellent! Your poem is a different take on the topic. You write from the heart, warts and all and that's something I find so engaging. The way you ended it was perfect too. Great job.
Beth LaBuff 01/12/14
Your poetic structure is quite fascinating and you have a great sense of meter. Your message shines through in this. Nice work!
lynn gipson 01/12/14
No, you haven't jumped to Advanced too soon. I thought you belonged here and beyond for some time now.

As for your beautiful poem. Oh my goodness! You read my thoughts today. My thoughts run this way more and more these days.

Just excellent. Just excellent writing, dear.
Margaret Kearley 01/14/14
I love the message and the rhythm of this beautiful heart conversation with God, written from soul-depths. Just lovely. Thankyou.
Jody Day 01/15/14
Wonderful poem. I enjoyed it very much. Good job!
Bea Edwards 01/15/14
You're right where you need to be.
Beautifully crafted piece of work.