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The Marigold

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The Marigold

Like charcoal stain as thick as soot, the leaves were crumbling underfoot, and murkiness was manifold. I stood, enveloped by a fog, a lonesome figure in the bog, and shuddered in the gloaming's cold. As through the woods I'd had to grope, I'd had no beam of shining hope. I'd stopped, for I'd become less bold. . . And now I had grown feverish with longing, so I made a wish for light to touch me hundredfold. . . I must have fallen to the ground, for I awoke to sun and sound. Such beauty I was to behold, for near my face, in ruddy tint, like something in an artist’s print was one amazing, perfect marigold! For Deb Wilson's Maybe I'm Amazed!Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 9/3/2013 4:58:00 AM
    Beautifully written wonderful poem here. Bravo!

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Beautiful take on the marigold. Very well written and I love your rhyming scheme. Great Job

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:06:00 PM
    lovely imagery

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 12:39:00 PM
    i love the format and rhyme of this poem. it is so deserving of its win in the contest - just, yes, amazing!

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this one, Andrea. And I am 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Scottish, 1/4 English, 1/8 Cherokee, and who knows the rest.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Great write....Hmm! what a master piece...Congrats on your superb win,great friend...Kudos to you...XOXO...

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Congratulations Andrea on yet another great win....Donna

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Lovely Andrea. Amazing poetry. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Gosh Andrea what an intriguing poem. A well deserved win. Congratulations, such talent you have. An inspiration. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Andrea, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:53:00 AM
    I love it! Reads like the birth of a diamond! What a gem! RAY

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Congrats on such a flowing poem. Great win! Great poem.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:14:00 AM
    What a lovely poem, Andrea!! I just got a touch of spring fever yesterday, and planted my first marigolds! Praying it doesn't freeze now!! :) Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:24:00 AM
    I like the feel of this one. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Excellent Poem Andrea. Love the ending, that last line wraps the picture perfect painting of a Marigold, is this you we speak of? Congrats my dear, stay well xxx

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:52:00 AM
    A surprise ending! I think I might pick a different flower though, marigolds are pretty stinky and since it seems fall maybe a mushroom gold? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:17:00 AM
    I like the rhyme scheme....wonderful write...congrats on you win

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:24:00 AM
    I love the idea of falling down and then witnessing something beautiful just mere inches away. Makes all the hardship beforehand seem less daunting... lovely writing!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:27:00 AM
    Love the image you create here on this poem. Wonderful my friend. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 6:33:00 PM
    great words up there " like something in an artist's print ;},,,,,, Yes I did have the dream about Sandy. Then around two days later, my sis and I were talking on phone. Her news came on, she said you better look at the news Deb, I think you you know her.

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