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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Before and After (05/14/09)

TITLE: The masterpeice
By diana kay
05/16/09


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Before
Pure white paper
New, blank ,unsullied
No mark on the smooth surface.
Clear ,clean, sparkling water
Poured out in preparation
Pens, Paints and pencils
Lined up in neat rows
Waiting.
In a Flower vase
neatly arranged blooms
In a Flower vase
neatly arranged blooms,
tulips ,roses and lilies
A touch of green foliage
Neatly picked, freshly cut
Nature new
from the morning garden
Still dusted with a few drops of dew
All is ready,
A pregnant pause,
A hush descends,
The world holds it breath
For the artist to begin.


After
A Table in disarray
Paint tubes lie exhausted
Squeezed, distorted ,misshapen
Pencils sharpened then blunted
Woodshavings scattered on the floor
Discoloured ,dirty water
All used
In the service of their master.
Colours mixed ,smudged and moulded
Into
A blazing ,brilliant, beautiful
Work that will last
Long after the flowers have faded
Shrivelled ,withered and discarded.
This painting will bring pleasure
To another generation
Marvelling in wonder
Pausing in admiration
At the work of His hand


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Sara Harricharan 05/21/09
oooh! I like this! Cleverly done and the before and after comparison is simply beautiful! I enjoyed the read and both 'verses'. Excellent job!
Mary Knoll Santos05/22/09
Thank you for this article. I have seen the excellent work of GOD in the consecrated lives of those that trust, love, and obey Him through His glorious Son Jesus Christ in their lives.

I meekly want that too for my life... a living "epistle and portrait" of Jesus, a clean vessel of His mercies and love.

Joy and peace, sister!

Emily Gibson05/22/09
Very well done! I love the images, the metaphor and your construction. Keep up this kind of writing and you'll be moving on up!
Aylin Smith 05/24/09
Absolutely Awesome. The smooth flow and the vivid description you have used!

Well done!
Aylin Smith 05/24/09
Absolutely Awesome. The smooth flow and the vivid description you have used!

Well done!
Sharon Kane05/26/09
You painted a superb word picture here. Well done!
Anne Linington05/29/09
Congratulations Diana on a masteful piece of writing and securing second place in your level. I particularly like the phrase about the paint tubes "exhausted". PS You didn't see me here, right. Love Anne.
Kathy Gronau06/03/09
I love it! Congratulations!!
John Wacaster06/06/09
This is such a lovely parable of the Master's use of our lives to paint the picture of His love. Use me up Jesus.