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

Green: The Color... [green Things]

Rating: 4.9

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.

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.- (Sept.2012)
Kelly Kurt 12 May 2016

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

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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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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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Bharati Nayak 12 May 2016

Wow- - This poem teaches me that green has so many colors ! ! ! Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day for a well deserving poem ! ! !

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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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Jürgen Wagner 20 November 2023

Green is the grass in our garden's domain Green is the hope that helps us sustain Greenhorns are not very experienced in life But she has a green thumb, my loving wife

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Ruth Walters 02 November 2023

I love the colour green and your poem, humour and all.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 October 2023

Green all around! Loved the greenery background of this majestic poem. Top score!

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Kingsley Egbukole 10 September 2023

Green is the colour of nature, the colour healthiness, the colour to progress. It is the colour of life. A beautiful poem

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Bri Edwards 10 September 2023

I've also reread many of the comments, though some I may have not read already actually. : )

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Bri Edwards

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