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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Purple (11/05/09)

TITLE: Of Royalty And Mockery
By Brian Haugrud
11/06/09


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The royal robes that Kings would wear,
Were those of purple colors grand.
Then all would bow with royal care,
To help increase their own life span.

The temple that Solomon built,
Had purple curtains hung in style.
Mordecai was clothed in purple,
Maybe from the Elisha isle.

Rich men also liked this color,
They thought it made them classy dudes.
But through it all they fooled themselves,
In truth most were self righteous prudes.

Then there was the woman Lydia,
She sold this color for her trade.
Her heart was open to the Savior,
And listened to the path Paul made.

In the book of Revelation,
A woman dressed, purple array.
A golden cup of immorality,
Gives insight of a future day.

The tabernacle of ancient times,
Curtains of linen it possessed.
With workmanship above all others,
Would let it wear its finest dress.

For as we look through Bible times,
We see that purple had its place.
Old Testament was royalty,
New Testament a touch of grace.

For Jesus wore a purple robe,
Put on Him by some evil men.
They did not know of whom they mocked,
Or that new life would soon begin.


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Aaron Morrow11/12/09
Very well crafted poem with compelling images. It finished with a flourish and tied everything together well. Great job!
Philippa Geaney 11/12/09
This poem reminded me of a beautiful cup I could turn slowly to read inscriptions of our biblical past. Good job.
Barbara Lynn Culler11/12/09
Nice imagery!
Brenda Rice 11/15/09
This poem packed a punch in the final verse. It is well crafted and easy to read. Good writing.

I too have entered a poem in a recent challenge. Maybe later you can review mine.