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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Yellow (11/12/09)

TITLE: The Color Of The Son
By Brian Haugrud
11/14/09


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This story is of a girl I first knew in her teens.
She was adopted from afar and raised in meager means.
From Korea she was born but now in the U S A,
And with her younger sister, together they would play.

We met them at a church crusade at a town nearby.
The other guy pursued her; her beauty reached the sky.
He won her heart and so began the road they were on.
But next she came up pregnant, before the marriage dawn.

This took place many years ago, three or four decades.
When things were not as open so wedding plans were made.
She would not wear the dress of white for that meant purity.
Her dress was yellow like the sun worn with humility.

She was a beauty to behold and loved the Son of God.
She loved her husband just the same; in submission nod.
Two more boys she gave to him, a total now of three.
God had really blessed their life with an awesome family.

Times would change and she moved on which wasn’t her desire.
She loved this man with all her heart, with a Godly fire.
His love had gone to someone else, not Gods will indeed.
It left the family torn to shreds, everyone would bleed.

Now with all these years gone by I won’t forget her heart.
With such great beauty and great love, three boys had their start.
They’re all grown up and on their own, partners by their side.
I’m guessing there’s and empty spot where mom used to abide.

This story God has used for good, she found another man.
Time’s spent on the mission field according to His plan
Sharing of God’s wondrous grace and great forgiving power,
I know I’ll see her smiling face in that final hour.

I guess what I remember most was that very special dress.
The yellow glowed just like the sun; each one that day blessed.
The love she wore upon her face could make all evil run.
It was the look of special grace, “The Color Of The Son.”


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Barbara Lynn Culler11/21/09
WOW. Powerful tale. You so beautifully described someone who can overcome everything with the power of God.
DANIEL MBAJIORGU11/21/09
Nice tale; poetically engineered! Nice rhymes too except for the near rhymes- 'decades' and 'made'. Your heroine made terrible mistakes in life and marriage, but as you did note, found amazing and exceeding grace. I wish she would be remembered more for virtue and faithfulness, than for her yellow dress and comely grace. And wish to ask: did her first husband whom she met at the crusade ground die before she married the next? An excellent work; keep it up!
Laura Manley11/22/09
This is a lovely story; however, I found the rhythm and rhyme off. The actual story was well presented. I too wonder if her husband had died prior to her remarrying.