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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Expect (07/11/13)

TITLE: When I see a Rainbow
By Margaret Kearley
07/18/13


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Dark threatening storm clouds heavy lay
masking the brightness of a day
with shades of dullest black and grey
and copious rain.

Then sunshine arrow’s piercing glow
slices the cloud in splitting show
with arc of colour in a bow
of hope again.


Array of brilliance in the sky,
promise of God revealed on high,
reminder of His Presence nigh
and covenant love.

Rich transformation from the stark
grey shades of gloom and chill of dark
is fast dispelled by shining arc
in skies above.


Each colour sings out joyfully
a song of hope’s expectancy
that storms will pass, with it we see
His light return.

Lessons explode from bending bow –
red, blue, green, violet, indigo,
orange and yellow – be still, know,
His lessons learn……


Red...
Consuming flame of furnace fire
that burns the dross. Lift low thoughts higher
and by Your Blood cleanse wrong desire,
burning red.

Blue...
Deep rolling oceans of the sea
vast heavens above, stretching o’er me,
eternal love, so great, so free,
I bow my head.


Green...
A bursting shoot of plant and flower,
or full-leaved tree in garden bower
that bears full fruit, in copious shower,
so may I be.

Violet...
Sweet violets in a spring-time glade
give pleasure in their shy parade
and flourish where they are displayed
With modesty.


Indigo...
Dark royal shade of purple-blue
regal, majestic, stately hue,
speak of the robe once thrown round You,
great King of Kings.

Orange...
When coral, amber sunset dies
to darkness, then does morning rise
and dazzling new day fills the skies
and blessing brings.


Yellow...
Far greater than the shining rays
of sunshine’s best and golden days,
there’s a Gold City, where all praise
goes to The Lamb.

Expectantly, we wait the place
where we shall see Him face to face,
our Saviour God, the King of Grace,
The Great ‘I Am.’



Till then, when storm clouds heavy lay
and mask the brightness of the day,
hiding the rainbow’s bright array
I wait - expect …..

Expect and know that He doth reign,
expect His Presence, through the pain,
expect the day He’ll come again,
expect,
reflect.


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Francy Judge 07/19/13
What a beautiful poem, rich in description and message! I liked how you separated the colors of the rainbow and described each color's symbol of blessing and hope. Great job!
Rachael Severa 07/19/13
I enjoyed this. Very nice. I too liked the way you separated the colors providing a description of spiritual meaning. Thanks.
Noel Mitaxa 07/20/13
Very absorbing entry, for its descriptiveness and its call to devotion. Well done.
Virgil Youngblood 07/22/13
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Well done.
Colin Swann07/22/13
I enjoyed reading your colourful poem. Must have been a lot of work and definitely oodles of skill. Thanks!
Laury Hubrich 07/22/13
This is, for sure, a very expectant poem. Very nice job.
Bea Edwards 07/23/13
I really enjoyed reading your descriptions of the various colors and how you tied it all together in this fabulous prose.
Well done!
lynn gipson 07/23/13
You did a masterful job on this style of poetry that makes want to try it. Beautifully written and presented. Lovely.
Glynis Becker 07/23/13
Beautifully descriptive and the flow is lovely. Amazing writing.
CD Swanson 07/24/13
This is truly poetic far beyond the poem itself... I loved the imagery.

I loved it. God bless~
Carolyn Ancell07/24/13
A lot of hard work went into this poem, with a magnificent result!
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/25/13
Congratulations on placing with this lovely poem. I love to see all the different verse forms you use in your poems.
Bea Edwards 07/25/13
Congratulations on your well deserved win!
Francy Judge 07/25/13
Congratulations on your EC! I'm so glad you placed with this beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it again.
Ellen Carr 07/26/13
This is a lovely poem, Margaret. Your skill with words, rhyme and form as well as the way you dealt with the rainbow's colours all contributed to its quality. Well done.
Judith Gayle Smith07/28/13
Thank you for bringing God's promise to life. Exquisite. Thank you.

Congratulations!
Hugs, Judi

Praise YHWH. Hebrews 10:26-31, Revelation 12:17
A B08/19/13
Margaret, this is wonderful. What amazing promises ... what an expectant hope is ours! Beautifully written and wonderfully descriptive. I need to read it over several times, to absorb.