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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: It's a Colorful World (12/03/09)

TITLE: Joyous Riots of Color
By Jackie Wilson
12/09/09


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JOYOUS RIOTS OF COLOR

Do the colors of this world grab your heartstrings and pull tight?
Do they splash with sweet abandon, dancing in your dreams at night?
Does your heart rejoice and laugh and sing at every glorious sight?
Then, thank your Father every time He gives you such delight!

My heart recalls magnificence in autumn’s flaming gown,
With trees a-glitter, sequined, shining, orange, gold and brown.
Driving in the mountains, sunlight piercing through the leaves,
Sparkling jewels, dazzling trinkets, on the fingers of the trees.

Or come across the mountaintop, the vista spread at twilight.
Blue mountain ranges lining up, from darkest hue to light,
White wisps of fog are nestled down in every sunken hollow;
In muted blue, a lone star shines, inviting more to follow.

A rolling field in summer yields a vibrant sheen of green,
While in the fall, a golden harvest beauty now is seen.
The winter starkness of black trunks and branches in the snow
Is soon replaced by springtime’s gentler green and softer glow.

White beaches on the Gulf Coast, whitecaps on blue-green waves,
The bluest sky with bright white clouds, the best of summer days.
Come evening, if you’re fortunate, a sunset blushing free,
Pink and purple, rose and gold, reflected in the sea.

Even when the shutter’s drawn, and eyelids flutter closed,
Memory serves me up a picture, with every smidgen posed
As if He made that scene for me. He did, in fact, I know!
Gifts of joyous riots of color on me He does bestow.

Do the colors of this world grab your heartstrings and pull tight?
Do they splash with sweet abandon, dancing in your dreams at night?
Does your heart rejoice and laugh and sing at every glorious sight?
Then, thank your Father every time He gives you such delight!


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Deborah Caruso12/10/09
A beautiful poem that expresses the delight of color. I enjoyed your vivid descriptions of the different seasons and regions of Earth
Scarlett Farr 12/15/09
Wonderful!! I could "see" exactly what you described. Isn't it so awesome to see something so beautiful in nature that you know in your heart only God could have created it
Mildred Sheldon12/15/09
Thank you so much. This is a poignant description of God's glorious creation. I can only imagine the beauty of heaven but it must be magnificent if this is how the earth is arrayed. God bless and Merry Christmas.
Beth LaBuff 12/15/09
Wow! Very nice work on this poem and your message is icing on the cake. Great rhyme and meter! You have a lot of talent!
Carol Penhorwood 01/15/10
This is fantastic! I love your vivid phrasing! I especially love these...
"autumn's flowing gown"....

"sunlight piercing through the leaves"....

and really love this one:

"Even when the shutter's drawn and eyelids flutter closed"...

Great, great job!!