Sunday, March 08, 2009

Rex Barker here with

"COLORS" sent in by Ruth P from Maryland...
Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite.

Green said: "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves."

Blue interrupted: "You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea.

Yellow chuckled: "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow."

Orange started next to blow her trumpet: "I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins."

Red could stand it no longer he shouted out: "I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood."

Purple rose up to his full height: "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me!"

Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort. In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak: "You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me." They did so.

The rain continued: "From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow and it's Biblical message is "God keeps His promises."

Reminding you that whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

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12 comments:

Reader Wil said...

What a beautiful story! The rainbow is a phenomenon that inspires many people to write about, to create paintings, music and legends. Happy International Women's Day!

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Lovely Message.
congrats - women's day.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Lovely Message
Women's Day - Congrats !

Kathleen said...

Oh I love this!
Happy Sunday to both you and Abe!

Tripti said...

Lovely !!

Tripti said...

And very colorfull toooo!!!!!!

अविनाश said...

that was very nicely writen

Granny on the Web said...

What a lovely way to get the message across. We ARE all of equal value in the eyes of the Lord.

Love Granny

Rinkly Rimes said...

I can feel a poem coming on somewhere down the line. Thanks to you and your friend for inspiration!

Nancy said...

Something to think about the next time it rains...and I really do LOVE a rainy day! Everything looks and feels like it's had a shower/bath, and being the clean freak that I am, I love that clean feeling when I step out on the porch after a good rain...and there is nothing more beautiful in Nature than a beautiful rainbow!

((( HUGS )))

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love this post!!!!

Tomate Farcie said...

I love it! The animated rainbow heart is delightful.