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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: The Meaning of Life
By Anita Neuman
06/01/06


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The mourning doveís coo and the blue jayís squawk
The spring-song of robins, the geese in their flock
The canaryís sweet chirp, the gullís voice in the sky
All were created to praise the Most High

The freshness of glaciers, the dry desert sand
The tropical forest, the flat field land
The polar extremes and the blazing equator
All were made to point to the Creator

The autumnís vast colours, the winterís deep snow
The flowers in springtime, the summerís warm glow
The wind and the frost, the sunshine and shower
All were designed to exhibit His power

The tide never-ending, the mountainís great height
The sun in the day and the stars in the night
The life and death cycle that each season brings
All show the might of the great King of kings

My day-do-day life with my family and friends
Raising my children Ė that job never ends
Service in church, at home and abroad
Iím here on this earth to bring glory to God


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Trina Courtenay06/01/06
Well I'd say you've done it again...great poem.
Trina
Rita Garcia06/02/06
Wonderful! Love every verse!
Sandra Petersen 06/03/06
As Trina and Rita have expressed, wonderful poem! I can guess who might have written this. Purpose displayed in every stanza!

You probably already saw the typo in the last stanza, but that doesn't distract too much from the images you already painted. Loved the way you brought us from the seemingly 'big' things God created for purpose to the here-and-now purpose for our existence. Beautiful!
Brenda Craig06/04/06
It may be last minute but it is certainly first place in my book. Loved it
Jan Ackerson 06/04/06
Simple and elegant, every rhyme falling effortlessly into place. Another gorgeous poem by a true master of the form.
George Parler 06/04/06
Just as the lyrics and the music convey the same image within a song so does the message and rhythm of this piece. The flow and the message were superb. Excellent as always.
Ann Grover06/05/06
Excellent... like a Psalm... the heavens declare the glory of God... and so should we, in all we do and say.
Edy T Johnson 06/05/06
Perfection! You hit the "purposefulness" nail on the head!
Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/06/06
I can only imagine what you would have done with two hours to work on it. Brilliant. Breath taking. I loved it.
Suzanne R06/07/06
Beautiful images - well done!
Jessica Schmit06/08/06
Even in your last minute submissions you end up placing. You have incredible talent. Great work and congrats! (from your fellow canadian)
Sherry Wendling06/08/06
Congratulations, Anita! Well-deserved. I'm sorely tempted to put music to this. Beautiful, tightly crafted, flowing from His heart. Your existence here surely does bring Him glory!
Trina Courtenay06/08/06
Anita...like I said...you've gone and done it! Contgrats!!

I can't wait to try and figure out this weeks challenge.

Blessings!
Trina
Sally Hanan06/08/06
Even though this took you very little time to write, you were able to tune in to something that we can all identify with - the beauty of earth - so to then be able to make that flow into this piece was very well done.
Debbie OConnor06/09/06
Very nice images. Great way to illustrate the topic.
Venice Kichura06/10/06
So uplifting, Anita!

Congratulations on a well-deserved win!