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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Flowers (10/03/05)

TITLE: Flowers (i)
By Tom Zart
10/03/05


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My job is in the open air
And, Lord, I love the work I do
For flowers are my joy of life
Though their beauty belongs to you.

Your flowers are so lovely;
Yet, I'm ugly, wrinkled and old.
I've lived beyond my mortal span
As the days I have left unfold.

Your lilies are my pride of life
And many of them there be.
They're worth a fortune, people say,
Though money has little worth to me.

Their glory is my just reward
As their radiant heads they raise.
I dedicate them to you,Lord,
With all my love and praise.


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Linda Watson Owen10/10/05
What a lovely poem. Simply charming, and delightful!
Alexandra Wilkin10/11/05
I agree - a charming piece, simple and expressive. God bless.
Val Clark10/11/05
Very evocative piece. As a gardener myself I can visualise the face of this person, tending their flowers, heart raised in humble praise. Beautifully written.
Maxx .10/11/05
I like the line about dedicating the flowers... with their great worth... to God. How many of us hold back those things that we value most? Good message!
Dixie Phillips 10/13/05
I really like the "heart" and "authenticity" your poem shows. People can relate to "REAL FOLKS." Thank you for your poem!
Gabrielle Morgan10/13/05
A very well constructed poem drenched with lovely thought. I loved it. When my mother was dying, she said what she would miss most would be the flowers. Thank you for writing.
Cassie Memmer10/15/05
Everything you do, do it as unto the Lord. Your poem is full of peace and joy. And seeing the daily 'miracles' that most take for granted. Thanks.
Deborah Porter 10/17/05
Hi Tom. I just wanted to pop by and let you know that although your poem was lovely, it was unfortunately too far under the minimum word count to be included in the judging. There is a minimum of 150 words, and a maximum of 750. Your entry came in at just 101 words. I'm really sorry about that. I hope you'll enter again in the future, but just keep the word count in mind. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)