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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Spring (the season) (07/23/09)

TITLE: When Blooms Expode
By Henry Clemmons
07/24/09


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I hate the season
That grows between
Frozen beards from winterís treason
And
Summerís sizzle with heat so mean

I canít even say its name

I hate the odor
That screams from green
Aprilís warmth stalls winterís motor
And
Summerís drizzle defeats a dream

I canít even say its name

He rose again
And breathed once more
And freed my slaves
From Hell in scores
Proclaimed my death
And slammed my door

I canít even say His name

I hate the trouble
When blooms explode
Causing ice thaws into puddles
And
Tadpoles transform to frogs and toads

I canít even say its name

I hate the season
That lets you know
Jesus lives and is your reason
And
I with demons have got to go

I wonít even note His fame.

But,

He rose again
And breathed once more
And freed my slaves
From Hell in scores
Proclaimed my death
And slammed my door

I now have to say his name

Iíll bow my knee
And must proclaim
He is the Lord
That rose again
And
I am defeated
In the spring
When blooms explode
And He
Is King.


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Sara Harricharan 07/31/09
Very creative title to describe how spring can begin. I like it-blooms exploding. That's a whole brand-new one to me, but it made your last verse really pop.
c clemons07/31/09
I don't get the associate with the resurrection and spring, but it is a nice piece overall.
Ada Nett08/03/09
Took me till about mid-poem to realize "who" was doing the hating of spring...I liked how the last two stanzas picked up speed...they kind'a exploded!
Jeanne E Webster 08/03/09
Hallelujah to rebirth!!! Amen! Uniquely written.
Amy Michelle Wiley 08/03/09
Oooo, very different poem. I like it! The lines that went with "Causing ice thaws into puddles" threw me because the grammar isn't quite right, but otherwise the rhythm caught me and carried me along.
Bryan Ridenour08/04/09
Great poetic feel and nice rhythm along the way. Creative take. Nicely done!