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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Clothes (11/02/12)

TITLE: Fig Leaves to Fashion
By Grace Merkey
11/07/12


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Adam and Eve wore fig leaves at first,
God’s clothes of skin as they were dispersed.
Of many colors was Joseph’s coat.
His brothers love it did not promote.

The Israelites clothes did not wear out
As they followed their forty year route.
The priests wore robes that were quite ornate
At festivals they would celebrate.

In Bible days people their clothes tore
To show their sorrow, sackcloth they wore.
The woman in Proverbs thirty one
Clothed her household in crimson, each one.

Don’t worry about clothes, Jesus said,
Consider the field lilies, instead.
John the Baptist clothes were camel’s hair.
Also a leather belt he did wear.

The baby Jesus wore swaddling clothes,
A fact most everyone knows.
Modest dress for women was taught.
Inner beauty should also be sought.

Victorian dress was modest of course.
To reveal an ankle caused remorse.
Corsets made a tiny waist to span.
Comfort was not a part of the plan.

Some clothes depend on a special place,
Swimming, bee keeping, walking in space.
Today’s fashions have come a long way
And not for the better some would say.

Modest attire seems to be out of tune.
It starts too late and ends too soon.
Jeans that look like they’ve been worn for months,
Cost just as much as those not worn once.

But those that love the Lord will one day
Wear white robes, the best fashion anyway.


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Randy Foncree11/08/12
Enjoyed to read...thanks for sharing...
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/10/12
Wow what a great journey through time this piece is! I'm not always a big poetry fan as sometimes I feel like I missed something but this piece had me leaning in closer, eager to capture each word. It's a beautiful work of art for sure and one of my favorites!
Wilma Schlegel 11/10/12
There's a lot to consider in your words. Nice take on the topic!
Myrna Noyes11/14/12
I like your title!! :) You have a good message in this poem, and I enjoyed reading it! Nice job!