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Below is the poem entitled THE POWER OF PURPLE which was written by poet Nola Perez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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       not yet a poet laureate?

Myrtle! I say, (she's a tree of lowly lineage,)
unwind your limbs from the lordly pine.  I saved
him from the builder's saw, the gaping yaw
of someone's fire.  I claim this stalwart symbol mine 
as traveling mate, our tandem destiny of 
the arbor-trary kind absolved from ordinary fate.
Yet, if I, or my soldier tree should fall, I call 
on the power of St. Michael's sword, his purple
yew, which downed the devil in a few.  We, 
who are to the lavender born, unlike the myrtle
of low born scorn -- Prince of angels, mighty 
tree, I take my holding power from thee. One eye 
cocked toward immortality, I remain to make 
the odd, little poem, or narratives a' la Uncle 
Remus, forever hoping to be famous.
                        for Ron

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  1. Date: 5/23/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Very good poem Nola, like it so much. I am just a "hobby poet"- written for fun - for me and you if you want. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Superb poetry. Your inner writing voice held my attention. I am an Arbutus tree of sorts.

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    Date: 5/23/2012 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much. I am a fig.
  1. Date: 5/23/2012 8:51:00 AM
    Wow..this was a wonderful write Nola!!