|Alma L. Jones (@Jonesa54Jones)|
As a kid, you fell down
You got back up tho' you received
A scratch that left a scar
For a child that was par
...Too, in vying for a crown
Yes, I cry
Though I don't let you see me do so
Then I with tenacious determination
Continue on the road I go.
"Beloved, think it not strange, as though some fiery trial doeth beset you." This verse says that we are going to go through troubles and trials as I have told you before, so expect it.
Okay, so let's have some thinking fun as we decipher the poem from my Twitter page, shall we?
- Define the word vying found in line 5.
- Looking at line 1, can you write a sentence explaining it? Lines 2 & 3? Line4? Line 5? Line 5 will take some thought, I vow.
- Is there any connection between the poem in the box and the one below it? Explain the connection in at least two paragraphs.
- What scripture is quoted that speaks of fiery trial?
- Has this poet experienced any disappointments in his/her life? On what did you base your conclusion?
- Think About It: Why is this piece entitled, "Scars on My Soul?"
Doing What I Can, While I Can