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Green: The Color... [green Things]

Rating: 4.8

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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(Sept.2012)
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Elena Plotkin 12 May 2016

Congrats Bri on your poem being chosen for poem of the day. Definitely well deserved. You are quite a colorful poet.

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Clarence Prince 12 May 2016

Green, that's why I love this time of the year, Everywhere is green, and everything is green, Not green, lean, and mean, but green and lovely, and just beautiful.

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Barry Middleton 12 May 2016

I'm from the south and its in my genes, think I'll cook up some collard greens.

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Kelly Kurt 12 May 2016

I am green with envy over your selection as poem of the day.: -)

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Stephen Katona 13 May 2015

Awesome poem Bri. I'm green with envy I didn't write it first. I particularly like: a green stick fracture is “not so bad”

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deez nuts 26 May 2021

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M.J. Lemon 03 February 2021

And green indeed is what we all are when we venture out on any first journey. Great poem, Bri!

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kyvin nash 15 January 2021

I hate green, that's why i was curious... But love green on grass, plants, trees and flowers, God made a perfect choice there, and you written a lovely poem about the color too!

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kyvin nash 15 January 2021

I cant know it all in just 65 years...bri...this is a very good poem...when I saw the topic I was curious...what you could write about the color green...man you had me smiling and laughing through the poem!

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Diane Hine 22 December 2020

my favourite colour too

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