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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Prosperity (05/11/06)

TITLE: My Bed Of Roses
By Marilyn Schnepp
05/16/06


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I'm hep to "adversity",
I know it quite well;
But the word "prosperity"?
Hmmm?...doesn't ring a bell!

What would I know
'Bout society folks.
Fat Cats and Big Wheels
With their exclusory jokes?

'Bout Windfalls and heydays,
And having money to burn...
To me they were foreign
So I didn't learn.

But good old "Adversity"!
That's my forte';
It's right down my alley
Like an ill fated day!

Like being on the ropes
With ten rounds to go;
Or spending your last dime
On a horse that didn't Show!

Sure, I know hard times,
But God sees me through,
And I trust Him implicitly
To make my skies blue.

For I am the daughter
Of His Majesty the King,
So worldly possessions
Don't mean a thing!

But a Bed of Roses
Will be mine, you'll see,
When I go home to my Father
For Eternity.


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Excerpts from the diary of... a Royal Princess.


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Rod Loche05/19/06
This is a pleasure to read. It flows extremely well. It also makes a nice point.
Jan Ackerson 05/22/06
Very sweet!
Joe Moreland05/22/06
As someone else said, it flows well, and that is quite an accomplishment considering the language. It's easy to make short lines with simple words flow (Three Blind Mice)...much less so using a selection like yours. Nice job.

Beth Muehlhausen05/24/06
I almost "heard" this in my mind, like a country Western song...

:-)

Well composed. I'm not a poet so stand in awe of those who are!
Rita Garcia05/24/06
sweet and refreshing, super job!
Alfreda Byars06/24/06
Good poem. I enjoyed reading it.