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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Joy (05/18/06)

TITLE: A Flower Blossomed
By Purity Snowe
05/23/06


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A flower blossomed in the darkness
Softly pushed through tangled thorns
That choked and tore buds pink and delicate.
Promises lost,
Flickering hope,
Searching for light, for peace, for air.
A flower blossomed in the darkness.
What manner of love to place her there?
First among the least-to-care.

A heavenly shaft pierced through the darkness
Jealous light searched murk and mound
That covered and masked blooms weak and ignorant.
Struggling faith,
Lingering guilt,
Compromised flesh and sin abound.
A heavenly shaft pierced through the darkness.
What genuine love to seek her there!
Least among the graced to share.

A blossom opened in the darkness
Petals spread and colors born
Fading despair in crease and cavity
Whispering close,
Offering prayer,
Holding weak hands when death is near.
A blossom opened in the darkness.
What desperate love would keep her there?
Redeemed, forgiven, with hope to spare.

A flower blossomed in the darkness.


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Kenn Allan05/26/06
This work has a perfect blend of depth and poetry - the intended message is easily understood and appreciated. Well done!
david grant05/26/06
A thot provoking piece that makes you stop and inspect the flower blossoming.
Sherry Wendling05/26/06
Lovely, lovely! This beautiful, sensitive poem has a mantle of the miraculous on it. The kind of piece I long to write, but must leave to those truly and naturally gifted as poets. Excellent work!
George Parler 05/29/06
Masterfully written. You are a true wordsmith. With few words you have painted a masterpiece in my head. Good job!
Rita Garcia05/29/06
Lovely masterpiece!
Jan Ackerson 05/29/06
I really loved "...What desperate love would keep her there?"

You have such a marvelous gift.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/31/06
Purity, you have nothing to worry about. You are a gifted wordsmith and a breath of fresh air.
Matthew Gedeon09/20/06
I'm astounded… as ever.