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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: It's a Colorful World (12/03/09)

TITLE: A Box of Creation (with sharpener in back)
By Aaron Morrow
12/07/09


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Amidst the swirling shadows black
God overlaid a canvas white
And opened up His prized green box
The one with sharpener in back

Look at all these good things I made,”
He said, “in just the first six days!
They’re pure and glorious like Me,
This will be their coloring day!”

Lifting out the sepia crayon,
He suddenly hesitated.
“Is this work on my day of rest?”
Then laughing heartily pressed on.



Colors flew 'cross creation’s scene
Blue, green, yellow, orange and red
Every single detail covered
Even atomic tangerine

Reveling in His universe
He filled the dark of outer space
With midnight blue and sunglow too
Attending the wild blue yonders

Every sky blue and rainbow hued
Sunset orange and hot magenta
The cotton candy clouds of gray
All His expansiveness imbued

And then He painted all the land
So mauvelous, pristine, untouched
The purple mountains’ majesties
Mountain meadow and desert sand

Then underground he salted through
Copper, gold and silver treasures
Some brick red clay and antique brass
A tiny dash of turquoise blue

In stride the depths became sea green
To contrast the warm Pacific blue
Islands of Caribbean green
Erupt from surf aquamarine

On land He brushed both bush and trees
And tropical rain forest ferns
Jungle green and mahogany
Then forest green and tumbleweed

Nearby the pine green razzmatazz
Now sprang vibrant fruit aplenty
The spring green’s first wild strawberry
Beneath the plum’s purple pizzazz



Chestnuts, eggplants and apricots
He began to color them all
Almonds, peaches, asparagus
And the Granny Smith Apple lots

On trying vivid violet red
Violet selectively eschewed
He chose to paint the olive green
And the cherry cerise instead

Lunchtime came, a welcome respite
Jazzberry jam on rolls to start
And some Macaroni and Cheese
Then His favored treat, pink sherbet

Once again the colors He drew
Starting with wild watermelon
To contrast vivid tangerine
Some indigo and navy blue

Rejoicing in diversity
The colors then began to dance
Electric Lime, Mango Tango,
Banana Mania levity

Splashing red, orange, yellow, green
The Creator joined the dancing
Laser Lemon, Neon Carrot,
The Tickle Me Pink finale



Screamin’ green shamrock broke the din
Receiving their bright, vibrant hue
Then with one last dash of melon
Flowers were about to begin.

In carnation pink, lavender
And dazzling blue violet
God’s razzle dazzle rose anew
From the fertile brown loam and dirt

Next up cornflower, dandelion,
Cadet blue bells and the fuchsia
Wisteria and wildflowers
Perfectly adorned creation

Goldenrod’s unmellow yellow
And a tapestry of orchids
Fields undulating in the wake
Of God’s majestic color flow



Hidden ceruleans warble
Harmonizing canary songs
To the piggy, pink flamingo
And timberwolf so very bold

Inch worms measure brightest colors
As floating manatees survey
Above vibrant periwinkles
Slinking quietly near the shores

Salmon swim near a beaver crew
All fuzzy wuzzy brown and tan
Building dams beneath a nest of
Unborn chicks clothed in robin egg blue



God stokes up His Holy fire
Dabs burnt orange, burnt sienna
Emerging from radical red
From eternal Spirit’s pyre

Lord God tried outrageous orange
Denim and then Raw Sienna
Perfecting Adam, poor maroon
Whose blush reached a shocking pink range

Overjoyed with His masterpiece
His canvas nearly completed
He saw the colors that remained
And began to grieve without cease

Redeeming His beloved children
Demands bittersweet sacrifice
To pay the scarlet wage of sin
A royal purple heart, His Son.

Yet on this day, His day of rest
A moment’s joy was made complete
By coloring all creation
With His Glory
With His Best



Author’s Note: This poem includes all 120 colors that can be found in the complete, current pallette of the most popular crayons. Can you find them all?


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Lisa Keck12/10/09
What an accomplishment. All 120 colors. And during His work God takes a lunch break and eats mac 'n cheese--love it! Rejoicing in diversity the colors dance is wonderful. Do they still have blue-violet and violet-blue? If so I would've liked to see Him try to tell the difference or color a flower in with one and shade or outline with the other. Same with red-orange/orange-red or yellow-green/green-yellow. I enjoyed this very much.
Lisa Johnson 12/11/09
Awesome acrostic...should be a winner.
bill johnson12/11/09
The creativity and thought that had to have gone into this is incredible! Not only have you used all of the colors, but it made sense, AND THEN you were still able to make an acrostic!

Color me impressed.
Karen Pourbabaee 12/11/09
Fantastic! Forget about
creation theology...I love your poetic tale of God creating the world in 6 days then having a coloring day!
I'm sure you made Him smile too:)
Chris Janzen12/13/09
Amazing! This is a brilliant piece of writing. Very well done!!
Beth LaBuff 12/13/09
Wow, very creative... what a challenge you took on (with 120 color names!) Very, very good!
Colin Swann12/14/09
This gave me a picture of God with colours coming out of his ears. Got to get double points for topic.

Fun read - Thanks - Colin
Linda Payne12/15/09
Very creative. Loved the acrostic and the way you worked all the delightfully descriptive colors into your poem.
Verna Cole Mitchell 12/15/09
MMMMMM Mauvelous and jazzberry jam are just a couple of my favorite words in your delightful poem. This was such fun to read and surely must have been fun to write.
Noel Mitaxa 12/15/09
Brilliant - and I'm not just referring to all the colours!
Scarlett Farr 12/16/09
Beyond my amazement that you created such a colorful entry, complete with a secret message running down the verses is that you wrote it in a week or less. You have unbelievable talent!
Jim McWhinnie 12/16/09
A remarkable bit of poetic craftsmanship!

Quality work.
Rachel Phelps12/16/09
Wonderful!
larry troxell 12/16/09
i'm not a poet, but this is beautiful. lots of creativity went into this. i salute you and praise the lord.
Marita Thelander 12/16/09
Nice. That took a lot of creative thinking and I love love LOVE the title. : )
Catrina Bradley 12/16/09
The title is awesome! and perfect for this fun poem. I loved when God laughed at the idea that coloring his creation was work. Marvelously creative, and a delight to the eyes. ;) Cat
Sarah Elisabeth 12/16/09
WHOA! This was amazing.

I.loved.it. This took an incredible amount of thought and work...awesome!
Jan Ackerson 12/20/10
I'm going to feature this in the Front Page Showcase for the week of January 17. Look for it on the FaithWriters Home Page--and congratulations!