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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: First (as in original) (01/10/05)

TITLE: Before...
By Juanita Pittman-Brown
01/10/05


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Before you act
Before you speak
Before you make that call --
Before you answer the door
Before you go to bed
Before you ever forestall --
Before you spend an afternoon
Before you marry
Before you find a mate
Before you listen
Before you dream
Before you cash a check
Before you fish a stream --
Before you eat a meal
Before you speak in an unkind tone
Before you hear the words of another
Before you answer the phone --
Before you go to work
Before you spend tomorrow
Before you place your feet upon the floor
Before you face your sorrow --
Before you travel
Before you watch your children play
Before you have an evening out
Before you waste one more day --
Before you have desire
Before you are deprived
Before you know another
Before your blessing has arrived --
Most of all
Before the moment
You go to Heavenly space --
Do be sure
That you have spent every moment
In this life
FIRST
In the presence of God --
For after all is said and done
We will meet Our Heavenly Father
And in that meeting
We will answer for every BEFORE
When we shall see God's face --
In that moment
We have arrived
In the presence of God above
It would be in our best interest
To
FIRST
Have lived in LOVE...


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L.M. Lee01/17/05
powerful advice and enjoyed the format
darlene hight01/18/05
Nice entry! The format really drove home the importance.
Melanie Kerr 01/19/05
Good poem. I liked the repetition at the beginning.
Lynne Gaunt01/20/05
Great reminders - too bad its usually AFTER all those things that my mind kicks into gear. You got me!
Debbie OConnor01/20/05
Very, very good. There are several of you beginners who need to move up a level or two. This was wonderful.
adelina tomino01/21/05
I'm blessed. before anything God first. thank you.
Deborah Anderson01/22/05
This is something we all should do. Thank you and God bless you.