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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Clothes (11/02/12)

TITLE: God's Closet
By Laura Hawbaker
11/07/12


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I open my closet
To view the choices hanging there,
I sigh…oh my… nothing new…
dressy navy, black and gray,
purples, softly pastel and richly dark,
sensible kaki tan, burgundy stripe,
a splash of pink
and always, always comfortable blue.

So sensible, so practical, so very me.

And I wonder… would I dare to wear God’s colors?


I open God’s closet
To view October hanging there,
I cry…oh my! How glorious the hue!

brilliant color clamors for my attention,
leaves etched against crisp, clear blue—
bold golds, daring reds,
splash of orange nearly shocking,

zinnias bravely blooming, death mocking
stylish magenta, perky pink, pumpkin orange,
mums stand shoulder to shoulder like mounded jewels—
rich scarlet, royal purple, sunshiny yellow…



October calls! October calls!

Quickly, quickly, I don my comfortable blues,
So sensible, so practical, so very me
To run out and embrace the bold, the bright, the beautiful
The daring, the shocking—

So very, very God!


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/08/12
I liked this piece. I could totally relate to the MC. This year, especially I noticed the colors on the trees. I don't think I've ever seen so many hues from red to purple and orange. it was beautiful. Good job.
Myrna Noyes11/08/12
I am a person who LOVES color, so I could really appreciate your piece! You had some nicely descriptive phrases, such as "Mums stand shoulder to shoulder like mounded jewels." I also liked the line, "I opened God's closet and saw October hanging there."
Myrna Noyes11/15/12
CONGRATULATIONS on your E.C. win, Laura! WAY TO WRITE! :D Rereading it a second time, I appreciate your lovely color pictures even more, and that last line is very, very perfect!! :)
Danielle King 11/15/12
Congratulations Laura. This is a wonderful poem.
Bea Edwards 11/15/12
Stunning devotion to God's Majesty. His gift for our eyes only. Colors so magnificent we can only be in awe of our Creator. Thank you for this beautiful piece!
Margaret Kearley 11/15/12
This is just beautiful. I love the contrasts and the words 'I open God’s closet
To view October hanging there,' is just a perfect opening to your descriptions of Autumn. Great ending too. Many congratulations.