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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: The color of love
By Sue Dent
05/18/07


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The color of Love

A dark hopeless black replaces what was
The blue of the sky
The white of a dove

Tumultuous, fiery yellows and pinks
The sunset has gone
Its colors retreat

Blood from a cut, sticky and dark
Crimsonís the color
where it leaves its mark.

Dark purple, the bruises left on a cheek
With a tinge of pale yellow
designating the weak

Chartreuse the color of liquor that spills
Pale blue and useless,
the color of pills.

A cold, hard gray wall, a curtain thatís faded
Blinds, sickly yellow.
A pale hand thatís jaded.

The color of words shouted angrily out,
A monotonous haze
of self-hatred and doubt

Taupe forceful hands, pull harder once more
Harsh colors fade
From a brown lifeless floor.

Shimmering stars dance about with no sky
a darkening blue
surround two swollen eyes.

A dark hopeless black replaces what was,
Contrast and compare
The color of love.

Red hot the inferno, no room for doubt
Three men walk in
Four men walk out.

A dark silver stone, round and compliant
the color of love
that took down the giant.

Dark gray the fish, a whale of a trout
The colors quite vivid
When it spit him out.

Red was the name of the sea split in two
On both sides a wall
Of sinewy blue.

A rainbow of yellow, blue orange and gold
The color of promise
From ages of old.

A dark hopeless black replaces what was
but nothing replaces the color of love.


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Tabiatha Tallent05/24/07
This was beautiful, but quite sad, a lot of emotions came through in this piece. Great work!
Benjamin Graber05/24/07
Neat, creative poem. That last stanza is especially powerful.
Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
It took me awhile, but I finally got the message here. Good job, I'm just a little slow today.
Rhonda Clark 05/25/07
Good message.
Christine Dunn05/27/07
I like the rhythm, and the descriptive phrases and colours you use to bring the various Bible stories alive.
Rita Garcia05/30/07
Sue, this is anointed! Nothing can dim His love! WOW!
dub W05/30/07
Is pristine verse proper to say? the poem is like a lily, soft and beautiful. Well done, my friend.
dub W05/30/07
Scratch above comment - thought I was doing a different poem.

This is powerful verse - hammering home the meaning. Wonderful structure of the poem.
Joanne Sher 05/30/07
Love the imagery and the strong words you use. This was masterfully crafted, Sue.
Sara Harricharan 05/30/07
Okay Sue! You really pushed yourself here! Absolutely beautiful! The colors, the emotions, and the perfect title and just everything in this piece! I LOVE it. ^_^ Awesome job!
Sharlyn Guthrie05/30/07
Wow! You covered a lot of ground in this thought-provoking poem. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
william price05/30/07
Very visual. Good job. God bless.
Angela M. Baker-Bridge05/30/07
I saw the abuse coming but not the Bible stories... good ending. Angel