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Passion's Color

Examine your surroundings, most importantly their hue, for I recall a day when setting sun hung in the fire of a neon sky and blazed an orange red. What imperceptible thread held it there above our heads like a paradigm of passion suspended for all time! Even now, years later, I draw that moment out and bask in it again. . . and over again. Also I remember how that serpent came from nowhere and slithered terra cotta in the sand around our feet. I believe he was exponential (in a Biblical sense) of what we soon would lose - our innocence - as afternoon slipped into an iridescent dusk. The colors of that dusk bursting and sizzling like our steamy summer love, primarily in nuances of lust, flowed scarlet over us in the color of a crimson which was cardinal as sin. Then to the screams of gulls and to the crash of waves, I writhed beneath a surge of heat and his face. . . that glowed with desire. Only at the beach was I ever to know such splendor. . . there with my first love and there with the sun, where it burned out. For the "2019 Poetry Marathon Mile One" Poetry Contest Mark Toney, Sponsor

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Date: 12/9/2017 4:03:00 PM
Beautiful, Andrea! You captured the heat of passion so well in this lovely write. Congratulations on your win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/8/2017 12:39:00 PM
Great write and win Andrea...Congrats
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Date: 12/8/2017 7:44:00 AM
I'm glad you drew this out to bask in it again, so rich, a fantastic pen Andrea! Congratulations xomo!
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Date: 12/8/2017 1:03:00 AM
Andrea congrats on your win!
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Date: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
This is just exquisite, Andrea, and would have placed much higher had it not been for the large number of amazing writes in this contest ... some I had to cut did NOT deserve to be. It's SO hard to tweak ten out of 35! This is lovely, with wonderful imagery and sensuality - I loved it! Congratulations on TENTH PLACE, and thank you for your patience! :-) <3
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Date: 8/2/2015 2:26:00 PM
Andrea, such a beautifully written winning write.. Much applause!
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Date: 8/2/2015 7:34:00 AM
Wistful and beautiful... len carber
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Date: 7/28/2015 11:16:00 AM
Andrea, I am looking at some of the contests and for familiar people, a there was your name. I love this love poem; Our memories can relive feelings. visual details, the romantic love, and the unexpected, yet not unrealistic "ending."My turn to congratulate you on this #1 poem. Barbara
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Date: 7/27/2015 1:36:00 PM
Wow, this is such a unique mix of romantic and spiritual poetry, Andrea! It really tugged at me emotionally, so interesting and creative! A big 7 from me :) and congrats for your top win, as well!!
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Date: 7/27/2015 11:57:00 AM
Um, Andrea my dear, you PROMISED to keep this our little secret! However, I'm VERY flattered (blush) I believe I know you well enough by now to understand that this is pure fantasy but oh my, what a fantasy! How could this have not placed first? You're the best my friend - Tim
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Date: 7/27/2015 10:06:00 AM
When I was checking out the contest winners lists, I kept seeing someone's name at the TOP--YOURS! Wow! Congratulations on all those wins. This poem so vividly describes the passion, pain, and risks of love. Janice
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Date: 7/27/2015 9:57:00 AM
Andrea, beautiful descriptive write a 7, congratulations on you win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/27/2015 9:30:00 AM
Congrats on a great win my friend! A superb love poem....
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Date: 7/27/2015 6:38:00 AM
very hot Andrea congrats on win hugs
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Date: 7/27/2015 12:23:00 AM
Vibrant colours of passion Andrea, heartfelt poem,I always like it as fiery red, Congrats on first place win!
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Date: 7/26/2015 9:04:00 PM
Congrats on your win and more importantly your heartfelt and colourful poem. A long way from winter! But "exponential (in a Biblical sense)" has me flummoxed.
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Alexis Y.
Date: 7/26/2015 11:04:00 PM
Andrea, l just stopped by to say congratulations on your top win :-)Alexis
Date: 7/26/2015 7:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your top finish Andrea.
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Date: 7/26/2015 7:08:00 PM
Wow - what a superb write! So steamy, ya liddle Vixen! Were you writing about what you did last weekend? heh heh. Congratulations on first, Andrea - it was well deserved. - LyLy xxoxo
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/26/2015 10:35:00 PM
Lycia, this poem was pure fiction, unfortunately!!
Date: 7/26/2015 5:56:00 PM
Hi Andrea, i don't know why I fell in love with this poem. How I wish my hubby was a poem. LOL, Congrats on your win. Thank you for the support. Love SKAT
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Date: 7/26/2015 5:52:00 PM
beautiful passionate write Andrea - shame it fizzled out in the end - but oh what memories!!!! congrats on your top spot:-) Hugs jan x xx
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Date: 5/20/2013 9:53:00 PM
Andrea, I love the sky you have colored with your words... Congratulations, luv~ luv~ **PD
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Date: 5/20/2013 12:57:00 PM
congrats on a great win Andrea
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Date: 5/19/2013 9:26:00 PM
CONGRATS !!! Thanks 4 painting my sky RED :-) ~SKAT~
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Date: 8/2/2012 11:31:00 PM
Congratulations. Great poem.
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Date: 8/1/2012 7:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Debbie''s "Heat" contest Andrea. Love, Carol
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