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Lilies of the Sun

Every dawn, to dream 
the world is somehow re-created. 
The impossible, under the orange. 

With fighting rays protruding
out of the sun, (the heaped unbeatable).
(Foe of the night ash). 
Turning into, (all horizons) far 

Bear yourself to the unbearably high branches- 
letting the ponds cry in sorrow 
wearing your warm diamond cloak 
causing it to magnify it’s intention

Yet, of virgin white lilies, 
If your nature; 
to reach toward the orange 
then reach with all you have 

for hours lilies, your imagination 
brightens everywhere 
calling us all to join
Lifting your burden somewhat 

All the while
The blade and shoe 
that is heavier than lead- 
ever present, eclipses your attempts 
to keep on trudging- 

Oh Lilies,
Grow, in your splendor
Turn on spiral muscle worn thin
as you pry the sky downward
Expressing your efforts

Allowing for me, time to stand 
a necessary task
If I am to continue
To expand my workfist
Wide open into the day

*****Winner of first place award******
Inspired by: The Impossible Dream by Joe Darion
Written exclusively for Michele Nold-Godleske Contest

Copyright © Sandra Hudson

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  1. Date: 7/25/2009 2:56:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Michele's Sandracontest.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 1:58:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Sandra!

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 2:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win how wonderful! Laura :)

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 11:42:00 AM
    How wonderful to take a first conratulations on you wonderful poem. BG

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 8:35:00 AM
    WhooHoo!!! Warmest congrats on your well deserved First Place win! XOXOXO

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:48:00 AM
    What a wonderful winning poem this was, Sandra....Congratulations on your 1st place honor!!!! Well deserved! ~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:43:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in the contest. This is fabulous! :) Love christie

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 6:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well-deserved win! Sandra! this poem took my breath away! jim

  1. Date: 6/27/2009 2:43:00 PM
    You paint a vivid picture, enhanced in depth by deeper meaning. love the complexity in this poem, a true gem and best of luck in the competition. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 8:23:00 PM
    Once again, you made it. This is a wonderful poetry. More success. God bless. Ernilando

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 5:40:00 AM
    Good luck on this gem in the contest. Vince

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 8:29:00 PM
    beautiful write

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 6:18:00 PM
    "reach with all you have...." Good line! Sincerely Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/24/2009 11:59:00 PM
    good luck for the contest--your writes are brilliant and this one not less--beautiful "lilies of the sun"--beautiful--charma

  1. Date: 6/24/2009 3:53:00 PM
    good luck in the contest. we never stop to think of the strugle to grow. this opened my mind John H Loving III

  1. Date: 6/24/2009 10:04:00 AM
    This is a truly wonderful piece. My favorite verse is the next to last, but the entire poem is so visual and emotionally evocative

  1. Date: 6/24/2009 12:31:00 AM
    Best wishes with this one Sandra.Love the title.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 7:54:00 PM
    holy tomato! Sandra! this poem grew in intense pleasure increasing with chewing on each successive line.....your poem is a winner! and thanks for 'running bear through the bushes' (if there were any on the battlefield, maybe a few, but of the tumbling tumbleweed kind! so maybe 'sprinting bear' ; ) (I actually began chuckling! thx!) ~jim

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 5:41:00 PM
    This poem, very well penned and with extraordinary images, is a brilliant entry to Michele's Contest! Good luck. Great work. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 5:37:00 PM
    Once more, magnificent poetry from you, Sandra ! Well done!!