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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: White (10/29/09)

TITLE: I Like White
By Verna Cole Mitchell


So many folks think colors bold
Are better than the rest,
While some go gaga for pastels,
But I like white the best.

It’s fun to wear a dress that’s white
And then accessorize—
White purse, white glove, white high-heeled shoes,
White hat to shade my eyes.

A sweet romance entrances me,
Where, on white horse, the prince
Will carry princess to white house
With small white picket fence.

I thrill to see a bride adorned
In white embroidered skirt,
So beautiful beside her groom
In tux with crisp white shirt.

White animals that steal my heart,
In moon’s white light aglow,
Are bunny rabbits, polar bears,
Albino buffalo.

White flowers make a great bouquet,
Their essence sweet to me—
White roses, lilies, baby breath,
And white anemone.

In western movies, men in black
Are such a fearsome sight;
I hold my breath till heroes show,
All wearing hats of white.

Vanilla icecream’s mighty good.
I like white cake a lot,
With gooey white cream icing, but
I LOVE white chocolate.

I’m always quite delighted when
We have a fresh snowfall.
Tall trees and shrubs and house rooftops—
White crystals cover all.

I’m glad God made my dark heart white
With power from above,
So He could write His laws on it,
His purposes, His love.

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Beth LaBuff 11/05/09
I enjoyed this travel through a white land, and especially the prince on the white horse, carrying the princess to a white house with a white picket fence… that really made me smile! :) Your ending warmed my heart!
Margaret Kearley 11/09/09
A great poem! Having read your wonderful descriptions, I realise how much 'I like white' too! Really love your last verse.
Jan Ackerson 11/09/09
Very sweet! Would be lovely illustrated.
Barbara Lynn Culler11/09/09
Very vivid imagery!
Catrina Bradley 11/10/09
I love the unexpected rhymes - like "buffalo" and "anemone". A wonderful tribute to "white", perfectly metered. :)
Betty Castleberry11/11/09
So much fun to read. Very strong on topic, and beautifully written, too. What more could you ask for?
Mona Purvis11/11/09
You're just too good at this. One of the reasons I hesitate to ever write poetry. I can't compete. Please, tell me you are putting all these in a book and publishing it. It'd be a sin not to.

Dee Yoder 11/11/09
I agree that these all need to be in a book! Such a colorful world you've created in this all-white landscape--how'd you do that?! Beautiful imagery, as always.
Janice Fitzpatrick11/12/09
Oh hon, this is beautiful. I love it! Congratulations on your win to.:0)
Linda Watson Owen11/12/09
Oh, Verna! What a wonderful and delightful excursion into your fanciful world of white! I loved it! Each of your poems are such gems. They have that air of simple, almost childlike beauty that is so appealing. Every poet knows, though, how very difficult it is to capture that style effectively. You are a master at it! Congratulations, my friend!
Yvonne Blake 11/12/09
So beautiful and pure...CONGRATULATIONS!
Marita Thelander 11/12/09
Beautiful, with a nice pace and phrases that made me smile. Let's celebrate with some white chocolate. ;)
Beth LaBuff 11/12/09
Congrats to you AND the princess, Verna! I'm very excited for you! :)
Laury Hubrich 11/12/09
Congratulations, Verna!!! Love your poems always.
Edy T Johnson 11/12/09
I love your shy, sweet poetry that reminds me of you. And, your gentle message at the end wraps it all up so well. Great writing, friend! Congratulations, too.
Carol Penhorwood 11/12/09
Wonderful writing through a white, white world! Congratulations!
Diana Dart 11/18/09
Ahhhhh, wonderful thoughts and word pictures. I especially liked how you fit white anemones in there, perfect rhythm and a favourite flower of mine!