Bri Edwards

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Green: The Color... [green Things] - Poem by Bri Edwards

My favorite colors are green and brown.
Green-leafed trees polka-dot our town.
Green’s the color of farm pond scum,
and green’s the color of green tea gum.

Copper turns green when it’s weathered.
Some Amazon parrots are green-feathered.
Green is the color Army privates wear,
and green’s what the young clerk dyed his hair.

The city of Oz was oh so green!
Green is the color of a string bean.
If you’re nauseous you’re “green around the gills”,
and I’d be “green with envy” if you had no bills.

Green beer is drunk on St. Patrick’s Day.
Green is the color of newly mowed hay.
A wilted green salad looks so sad,
but a green stick fracture is “not so bad”.

Greenbacks are U.S. paper money.
From green clover bees make clover honey.
A green traffic light tells me to go,
and a green banana ain’t ripe you know.

A green-winged teal is a small duck,
and a green four-leafed clover may bring you luck.
I’ve heard of “green thumb” but not “green nose”.
I wonder if green is the color of gangrened toes.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

thank goodness? for computer programs which highlight misspelled words....... though not all programs seem to agree. one program didn't like 'ain't'. this latest one was ok with ain't but not with 'ok', and it clued me in that greenstick should be green stick and new-mown should be newly mowed. well WHO is the expert? right?
i can't know it all in just 65 years.



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  • Bri Edwards (10/19/2018 1:02:00 PM)

    Old friends
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  • Denis Mair (8/13/2018 8:57:00 AM)

    NEW-MOWN HAY is fine. Your picky program is being pedantic. (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/28/2018 10:03:00 AM)

    'and green’s what the young clerk dyed his hair.'........... Can't believe this. But great fun! (Report) Reply

  • Nicole Settimi (7/13/2018 3:44:00 PM)

    I love this! Right away, I thought of Dorothy Parker, the humorous undertones, the word play and witticism!


    'If you’re nauseous you’re “green around the gills”,
    and I’d be “green with envy” if you had no bills.'

    Also, the last line is killer. Brilliant in its hilarity!
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  • Stuart Munro (6/19/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    Gangrene Toes, , , I like that part the best, , , , really nice poem Bri (Report) Reply

    Bri Edwards (6/24/2018 4:51:00 PM)

    Stu, it seems odd that someone name Stu, pronounced like stew, would enjoy the Gangrene Toes best. ever EAT stewed toes, gangrenous or otherwise? they ARE delicious; try some tonight!

    thanks. bri :)

  • Britte Ninad (5/16/2018 3:16:00 AM)

    Thy Hypnotized Sight of Green Color is depicted here wonderfully (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/30/2018 3:25:00 AM)

    Green - the Color! An interesting poem beautifully penned.

    Did you know Bri that
    Green is the colour of the heart?
    Heart that is kind,
    heart that is compassionate,
    Heart that is generous!

    You have a wonderful green heart, my dear friend!
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/17/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    Here to revisit this wonderful poem to be entertained and have some fun.
    I like all the lines. Cleverly written and well executed write.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/15/2018 2:42:00 PM)

    Green is the color of nature and health. A relaxing color that is pleasing to the eye.
    Dark green is often associated with the military and monetary matters. These things
    have been captured in this wonderful poem. But, the poet forgot to mention a greenhorn......10
    and onto my Poem List.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/15/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    The poet made the color green the most favorite of all colors with this
    fascinating poem. A unique, entertaining and a bit informative write.
    Masterly crafted and with great rhyme.
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  • Nudershada Cabanes (4/8/2018 12:18:00 PM)

    A delightful poem where green (color) is the theme. I too love to see the green leaves of the trees and the green grass newly mowed. I loved the rhyming in this poem it flows beautifully.10+++: -) (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (3/12/2018 3:16:00 PM)

    Wow! ! ! ! ! Your favorite color green has excellently painted this whole poem, ........ and also made this poem extraordinary, loved it so much,10 (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (1/27/2018 8:51:00 PM)

    I like it sir. Good poem.... (Report) Reply

  • Richard Jarboe (1/21/2018 6:10:00 AM)

    Kermit the Frog would love this poem. Good work,
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/19/2018 3:14:00 AM)

    I am revisiting this poem again as I like it. My favorite lines: A green-winged teal is a small duck/and a green four-leafed clover may bring you luck…I have already taken it to: MyPoemList! (Report) Reply

  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (1/7/2018 11:17:00 PM)

    Copper turns green when it’s weathered.
    Some Amazon parrots are green-feathered.
    Green is the color Army privates wear,
    and green’s what the young clerk dyed so fantastic line sir10++++++
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/5/2018 2:43:00 AM)

    The poem not only depicts your fondness of green but also invites our attention to all the greenery objects that are appreciated in general. You have very skillfully inscribed the poem with suitable rhyming words. I liked the second stanza most! I was searching for some English errors if any, but didn’t find! Spotless….. To my poem list…..Diliip (Report) Reply

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (9/10/2017 3:37:00 AM)

    A wonderful fun exploration of green, Bri! Gangrene, perhaps you know, looks black (oh, what a sad thing to experience. See my True Story.)
    I try to be a Green Girl (environmentally speaking) , but sometimes I'm just a Green Hypocrite.
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  • Lyn Paul (6/9/2017 4:47:00 PM)

    Great humour here Bri. Love this flo of your words and for adding my birthday. St Patricks Day.!
    Oh.... and my favourite colour is green too! hope you love green jelly too.
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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/15/2017 1:51:00 AM)

    Life is so green it's Bri Edwards,
    But brown is unseen, it's Bri Edwards,
    Left its fruits in countryside,
    Enjoying greenery and horse ride,
    Eighteen may be nineteen, it's Bri Edwards!
    (Who says Bri is 65, he is still an innocent teen aged boy, I believe) ..........Nice poem Bri.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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