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

TITLE: Flowers, Weep Not For Me
By Kenn Allan
10/06/05


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Doomed blossoms, strewn above my head,
Not placed by God but grieving hands,
Your fragrance lost on granite stone,
Which bears the name I left behind.

This silent form beneath the sod,
The bitter tears of sorrows past,
A darkness lost to cleansing light;
These things I gladly leave behind.

The days and nights so quickly pass,
You bow your heads, your petals fall,
But save your sorrow for yourselves,
For I have left this world behind.

Use well, this fading blush of life,
A spark of truth within you lies!
Save not salvation to yourselves,
But share with those you leave behind.

Learn from me, my solemn friends,
To drop your seeds on fertile ground,
So truth can blossom past your death,
And grace the earth you leave behind.

Weep not, grieve not, I implore,
For through the grave is freedom gained,
Shed tears instead for those unsaved,
And mourn the millions left behind.


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Amy Michelle Wiley 10/10/05
Beautiful poem!
Alexandra Wilkin10/11/05
Oh I like this! Lovely poem. God bless.
Suzanne R10/11/05
This started so sadly and quickly became so optimistic. It was beautiful - both content and form. Well done!
Linda Watson Owen10/11/05
The image of what has been left behind tolls out like a death nell in this ode. Great weaving of tone and mood!
Crista Darr10/12/05
Great work. I especially love the 5th stanza.
Cassie Memmer10/15/05
At first I wanted to stop reading but I continued and am glad I did! Nice!
Deborah Porter 10/17/05
Kenn, this was a very good poem. It was somber, but also uplifting at the same time - what an achievement.

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you did very well in the Flowers Challenge - although you may not have received an actual award. You ranked 8th in the Level 3 awards, which is very good considering the level of competition in Advanced. You also ranked 16th overall - out of a total of 145 entries. So be encouraged. I'm sure we'll see more wonderful work from you in the future.

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Jacquelyn Horne04/01/07
Just doing some browsing and stumbled upon this poem Very good! I loved the message.
Rita Garcia07/04/07
I am so in awe of your writing gift! Your writing is both inspired and inspiring! Thanks for sharing your first entry!!
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/04/07
Ken, I think you've always had the writing gift. This first poem here shows it, but, oh my, how you have sharpened it! I always look forward with great anticipation to your poetry in the challenges.
Joanne Sher 07/05/07
Thanks for sharing this, Kenn. This still feels like you (even without the rhyme - I noticed it has perfect, or near-perfect, meter.), but this is a classic example of how much your craft has been honed.
Brenda Welc07/07/07
You are a very good poet!