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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Personal Peace (06/01/06)

TITLE: Crossed Off List
By Seye Oke
06/07/06


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How far would you go to be at rest?
For some itís more money
For others itís getting married
For some others itís extinguishing an adversary
For me itís ending the day knowing I have fulfilled my purpose
I hate to go to bed thinking about what I havenít done
Or what I still have unsettled from the day before
When I end the day with most of my To Do list crossed off
I tend to sleep sounded, longer, my mind at rest
I love the feeling of crossing out the days on my calendar
Knowing I have given my best to each
Acknowledging the little steps I took towards the bigger goal
I love the feeling of knowing my heavenly father smiles
Each time I go to bed knowing I have given my all in pursuit of his will
The roadmap to living in peace is drawn in the hearts of all
A few minutes of each day given to discovering that route
Pays of at the very end of your lifeís journey
When all begins to wind down
And the sands of time slowly drains its last grains
When the sun begins to set on your time here
And you take a few moments to reminisce
On the times and seasons long gone
When you sit idly in the swaying chair
And watch the little children dance in the rain
Then images begin to flash back at you
And you see the days you really lived
The moments you truly gave
The opportunities you honestly used
The lives you lovingly touched
Then you would lie down without a pain
And rest in peace knowing on the other side
He would be gladly waiting to receive you


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david grant06/12/06
"And you see the days you really lived...The moments you truly gave...The opportunities you honestly used...The lives you lovingly touched..."
This is the heart of this work,I think, and its a great beating center, that unfortunately go buried at the end of a very gangly free verse.
I like the object of this piece. I cross of lists every night too.
George Parler 06/15/06
Lovely piece of peace. More of a personal preference, line spacing would have made it as easier read for me. Although it's not a very long piece so it's not that big of an issue. Good job.