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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Orange (the color) (11/19/09)

TITLE: O Lover, Paint Orange in the Sky
By Lacy Marsh
11/25/09
~2nd Place


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O Lover, paint orange in the sky
Those whispers of the wisps
Woven across the mountaintops,
Fingers that reach for my breath

Is it Your hand
That takes brilliance
And lavishes it upon the
Land’s farthest end?

O come, then dear Artist-
Touch with fire
And brighten into flame
Past hours of dark left behind

O Lover, paint orange in the sky
Kiss the expanse
Written with coming glory
O your canvas to captivate me

Forever wipe the tears
From stains on unfinished art
Casting them to the wide expanse
These sorrows to be borne new stars

O bear this heart
Which hurts so madly
And hold it up to the dawn’s first glow
For the message to be spoken there

Grip the brush
Broad strokes to cover the night
Gentle to bring the beauty of
Your masterpiece

O Lover, paint orange in the sky
The passion that draws the lines
Of every poem
And calls across the snowed peaks

Cause the past to now fade away
Preparing to awake from slumber
The hope of tomorrow
Where o distant lovers, is your canvas now displayed?


O, the depth of the ache
When you woo me in the skies
When you light upon my soul
O Lover, paint orange in the sky

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April Gray11/28/09
Beautifully passionate...it pulled at my heartstrings.
Beth LaBuff 11/28/09
This had "shades" of the Song of Solomon... Your images here are beautiful!
Janice Fitzpatrick12/03/09
Congratulations on your win. I loved the way you wrote this. I felt as if I was stepping back into time such as prose from days gone by or as one commenter put it, the psalms. Such passion, aches of the heart, and hope described through these passages are amazing.I could feel the presence of the Lord as I read this. I truly was blessed by this. Thank you.
Karen Macor12/03/09
Congratulations on your win. Very passionate and sincere. It read like a Psalm.
Catrina Bradley 12/03/09
I can feel the longing of the soul as I read this beautiful poem. Congrats on 1st in your level and 2nd overall! Wow!
Lacy Marsh12/03/09
Thank you all for your encouraging comments! My prayer was that God might touch hearts with these words. Thank you so much!
Beth LaBuff 12/03/09
Congrats, Lacy (for your 1st place in your level AND your Editor's Choice award)!
Sharlyn Guthrie12/05/09
Breathtakingly beautiful! Congratulations on your 2nd place EC!