Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of ďDonít Try to Walk before You Can CrawlĒ (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/17/08)
- TITLE: No Time to Dawdle, or Delay
By Julie Moore
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words of wisdom curse through bone.
Many nights I sit and wonder,
could this be the one, all will ponder.
No time to edit more than once,
time is wasting, I must find my bunce.
One submission every day,
no time to dawdle, or delay.
Mail can be opened while having lunch,
better yet, I‚Äôll just have brunch.
Three rejection letters today,
I‚Äôll read them later, now I must pray.
‚ÄúOh Dear Lord, why don‚Äôt you answer,
it‚Äôs not like I want to be a dancer.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúJust let them buy a poem or devotional,
then I won‚Äôt become so emotional.‚ÄĚ
Why can‚Äôt the Lord just make it so,
does he really have to be so slow.
Did I forget to pray, a day or two,
I remember praying while rinsing shampoo.
Updates are required, so my computer says,
I‚Äôll read an ‚Äėexcuse‚Äô, to see what it is.
What is this, a second page,
‚ÄúRed ink marks!‚ÄĚ I begin to rage.
Then a voice inside my head,
‚ÄúListen up. Read it instead.‚ÄĚ
Is that the Lord talking to me,
‚ÄúI‚Äôll read it Lord, but not with glee.‚ÄĚ
It is so difficult to be rejected,
‚ÄúOnly for you Lord, as expected.‚ÄĚ
I can‚Äôt believe I missed that spelling,
a fifth grade student could spell ‚Äėtelling.‚Äô
A scribbled note, upon the top,
‚ÄúI see potential, please don‚Äôt stop.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúA writers group could improve your skills,
there you will find tips and weekly drills.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSeek these helpful sites to peruse,
Christian fellowship is what you should choose.‚ÄĚ
I guess I‚Äôve been wrong to push ahead,
learning the basics I will do instead.
My writing should be to spread His word,
the Lord will guide me to be heard.
‚ÄúRelease my soul from this contrite,
forgive me God, allow me to write.‚ÄĚ
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