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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Blue (10/08/09)

TITLE: Look up
By carissa Hibbert


Look UP
Why is the sky blue? Because blue is the color of wonder; beyond that blue wonder my Grandfather also known as my earthly father gets to see my spiritual father. As I look up into the wonderful blue I push my eyes to see pass the billowing pillows of white because I want to see him too. That blue barrier seems at times as if it is the only thing stopping me from seeing what my earthly father looks like now. I know he is luckier then all of us because he gets to be in the fathers presence; he has passed the test he has flown beyond that blue barrier.
I could sit in my front yard our even behind the wheel of my car while in a traffic jam and just fly beyond that blue and enter into a place of no pain. I could gaze up and picture endless trees of all types; types one can only imagine exist. The trees baring fruits dripping with honey; sweet enough to pick and prepare for the king. Beside the trees; grass of all different colors the texture of the softest cashmere. I wonder if the flowers that grow from that cashmere sing holy, holy holy; or the birds speak words of praise.
Up above our blue; my grandfather can be refreshed in the rivers of life; bluer then the tropics. I can picture stampedes as the gem of my heart walks amongst his favorite the little children. Jesus deepens that blue wonder; my feeble human mind canít even imagine what heaven is like with him; what eternity is like with him. Purity whiter then white surrounds him and I know that on the day I get to soar beyond the barrier the tears of joy that fall will wash his feet. I wonder if it always smells like fresh baked bread and hot out of the oven cupcakes. I know that up there my grandfather no longer has to live with the disease that kept him captive on this side of the blue. Freedom lies on the other side; freedom to shed our earthly chains that bind.
Past the blue that at times changes depending on the weather there is one who never changes; there is one never wavering in his love for his creation. I like to think that all our loved ones and new friends that have fallen asleep in Christ are waiting for us to join them. When the sun sets and that blue becomes the darkest blue; out beyond the stars I know there is a place still full of life. On the other side of the darkness of death; on the other side of the vast blue color of wonder there is a groom waiting for his bride.

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Marie Fink10/15/09
I like your use of metaphor, "fruits dripping with honey, colors, texture of cashmere," etc. Double click at end of paragraph and you will get a space between your paragraphs. I just learned that myself a few days ago.
diana kay10/19/09
what a lovely peice of writing with lots of rich description and written with a tenderness and love for your grandfather!
Yes like the other commenter has already said, if you space your work it is so much easier to read. Look at other entries to see what we mean. That is easily changed and I think you will soon be up with the winners with the quality of your writing!