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

TITLE: The Treasure Map
By Anita Neuman
05/17/06


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The world’s finest riches await you this day
This fortune is far beyond measure
Just follow the clues that are here on display
And you’ll soon be abounding in treasure

Diamonds aplenty are always nearby
Beware, and you’ll soon find enough
It takes not skill, but a watchful eye
For they’re usually found “in the rough”

To polish them up, there’s a rule to employ
It’s “golden”, as some people say
Give the same treatment that you would enjoy
Your treasure is well on its way

Speaking of gold, while it’s fresh on your mind
There’s plenty for you to obtain
Nuggets of truth are easy to find
You’ll need a lot more than a grain

You’ll find a new crown with plenty a jewel
If the treasure you seek is of Heaven
Use nuggets of truth and the Golden Rule
The diadem you will be given

Just one final treasure to seek on this quest
Pearls of wisdom are key
All you must do is make a request
And it will be granted to thee

The treasure’s not marked with the sign one expects
It’s here if you know where to look
A cross marks the spot, not the usual X
Life’s riches are found in The Book


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James Clem 05/19/06
I struggled with the meter which seemed to change(?) (proabably just me - I'm poetically-challenged.)
My Favorite line: "A cross marks the spot, not the usual X".
I like it - well done.
Cassie Memmer05/20/06
It took a second reading for me to get the meter and 'it.' Wonderful message-all the prosperity we need are the treasures to gain in heaven, taught in His Word. Lovely!
Phyllis Inniss 05/22/06
Splendid. I liked the rhythm and flow, just one little line fell short, but it didn't take away from the beauty of the poem and the strong message it conveyed.


Joanne Malley05/22/06
Beautiful! Simple, yet holds a large treasure of spiritual advice. Good job!
Jan Ackerson 05/22/06
I love this especially because it was unique among entries--and I enjoyed its rhythm and pace. Very, very nice.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/23/06
This was very good. I loved the message and enjoyed reading it.
Maxx .05/23/06
The ending was strong. The piece was polished and I thnk the meter worked well. I can't remember which stanza, but one read a little weak. Other than that, you were spot on.
Rita Garcia05/24/06
Wonderful, simple but wth a strong message.
Beth Muehlhausen05/24/06
Strong beginning and ending, especially. Liked starting off with "The world’s finest riches await you THIS DAY" - and thus inviting the reader to apply the message right now!!!