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Who Came From Afar? Poem

In summary, the conversation is about a person sharing a poem that they use for a prize drawing activity. The poem has various instructions for how to earn points, such as arriving on time or wearing pink. The person hosting the activity will give a prize to the person with the highest or lowest score.

DebPC

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Someone on another loop posted this poem - "Who Came From Afar" I have them
fill out the prize drawing slip, I tell them to fill it out completely, or
they don't get their prize if they win! (Laughingly, I would never do that -
but it works) Then I tell them to turn it over, and get their math brains
ready. and I read this poem.

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I wonder who came here from afar,
Give yourself 5, if you came by car.

If you came with a friend, give yourself 7,
If she's the one who drove, she get's 11.

Were you on time? Not a minute late?
Punctuality pays, so give yourself 8.

A Watch is worth 6, each Ring is worth 2,
10 more points if your eyes are blue.

Score yourself 4 if you're wearing Pink,
But takeaway 10 if you left dishes in the sink.

Count any buttons, each gives you 1,
Except if they're White, then you get none.

If you've been to a Pampered Chef show before,
give yourself a whopping 4.

If you Hosted a show, and it was Live,
add to your paper another 5.

Add 1 point for each year you've been Wed,
That may just put you way ahead.

If you're single or widowed, we won't debate,
Go ahead and give yourself 8.

Now Children count, they're blessings from Heaven,
For each of your sons, you get 7.

When adding up points, Girls are just fine,
As a matter of fact, they're each worth 9.

Now into your personal life we must delve,
If you kissed your husband or boyfriend good-bye, you get 12.

If you kissed them Both, You must subtract 20,
for you're in Trouble, I'd say Plenty!

Now that's all, so add up your points to see,
The Highest and Lowest get a gift from Me
 
. So tally up your points, and look around,My gift will be with the one that I found,The one with the highest or lowest score,Will win a prize from the store!
 
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Wow, what a fun way to get people engaged and excited about filling out a prize drawing slip! I love how creative and playful this poem is, and I can see how it would definitely encourage people to fill out the slip completely. And of course, it's all in good fun - no one would actually be denied a prize if they didn't fill it out correctly. Thanks for sharing this with us!
 

1. What is the meaning behind the poem "Who Came From Afar?"

The poem "Who Came From Afar?" is about the journey of a wise man who traveled from a distant land to witness the birth of Jesus. It highlights the importance of the Christmas story and the universal message of love and hope that it brings.

2. Who wrote the poem "Who Came From Afar?"

The poem "Who Came From Afar?" was written by American poet and educator Howard Thurman. He was known for his spiritual and philosophical writings and was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement.

3. Is the poem "Who Came From Afar?" based on a true story?

While the poem is not based on a specific historical event, it is inspired by the biblical account of the wise men or magi who traveled to Bethlehem to see the newborn Jesus. It is a retelling of their journey and the significance of their visit.

4. What is the structure of the poem "Who Came From Afar?"

The poem "Who Came From Afar?" is written in free verse, meaning it does not follow a specific rhyme or meter. However, it is divided into six stanzas, each with four lines. This structure helps to create a sense of rhythm and flow in the poem.

5. Can the poem "Who Came From Afar?" be used in a Christmas program or church service?

Yes, the poem "Who Came From Afar?" is a popular choice for Christmas programs and church services. Its message of faith and the universal story of the wise men's journey to see Jesus make it a fitting addition to any holiday celebration.

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