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

TITLE: A Peculiar Purple
By Elisha Beavers
11/10/09


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A Peculiar Purple

Banners, superior in color, march out in front.
To counter, to stand, against minds invaded with blunt.
Words, but more than that, jump off tear drenched pages.
A battle cry resounds, present from ages.

So long has a haunting presence stirred so much confusion
There is no love in this, but a blade set only to pin.
Such a smile is fixed about one strewn with light, with life
Willing is the hand grasping a precious victory.

Habits, so full of hurt taunt and tease at broken chains,
Yet a healing rises among comfortable pains.
Ready and waiting, with that brilliant flag ready to be sewn.
The sun begins to rise and a gallant trumpet is sweetly blown.

Letting sins fall as our Fatherís blood did.
Running to a calling, with no light hid.
Accepting the flag tenderly set upon the lost who was found.
Sewn with victory, a beautiful color, and Heaven resounds.


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Barbara Lynn Culler11/14/09
Where's the purple?

The imagery is interesting, but I really don't understand this poem.
Elisha Beavers11/15/09
Well, the color purple isn't mentioned out loud. The reason I called it "a peculiar purple" is because it's a different kind of purple. Purple can stand for royalty or "imperial: belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler." What I'm trying to get across is that God clothes us with royalty and blessings; we are His, and are regarded with splendor. He himself is royal and a supreme ruler. Holding victory in His hands, and willing to clothe us in the finest when we return home to Him; He will fight for us if we are but willing. That's what I get from it; from reading about the definitions of "purple" and when looking back at the prodigal son. I hope this helps :)God is sovereign.