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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Orange (the color) (11/19/09)

TITLE: Cactus Flowers
By Terry R A Eissfeldt
11/24/09


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Cactus flowers
brilliant orange
flame in the desert
tangerine petals sharp
against the dull green
succulents that stand guard
over a cruel kingdom

Cactus flowers
a treasure
hidden in the depths
for many moons alone
waiting for the appointed time
to burst into bloom
lava petals erupting

Cactus flowers
give testimony
to the Loving Creator
bearing life amidst adversity
delicate beauty surrounded
by desolation and want
yet thriving

Cactus flowers
a promise
dazzling as the setting sun
pointing to the Faithfulness
of God who never leaves
or deserts His beloved
the same forever

Cactus flowers
short lived
a warning that life is brief
yesteryear is gone
tomorrow may never arrive
only today is available
bloom now

Cactus flowers
giving glory
shining bright as brass
for an audience of One
hidden in obscurity
drawing praise from no man
looking up

Cactus flowers
brilliant orange
flame in the desert
tangerine petals sharp
against the dull green
succulents that stand guard
over a cruel kingdom


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Lollie Hofer 11/27/09
You must live in an area where these Cactus flowers bloom. You have an knowledge and appreciation of the flower and its environment. I've been to the desert when they've been in bloom and your description of what I saw is precise. Well done! Thanks for sharing.
Marita Vandertogt11/29/09
Great imagery and great wisdom in here.