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Pink is fizzy and sometimes puffy.
Like cotton candy, it can be fluffy.
But, did you ever stop to think,
What if there was no color pink?

For instance, chewing bubble gum
Would be so boring and ho-hum,
‘Cause it is no fun either way
Blowing bubbles in white or gray.

What would we call our finger and toe?
The smallest ones we have - you know.
Instead of calling them our “pinkies,”
We would have to say they’re “dinkies!”

The arrival of new baby girls,
Wearing cute dimples and little curls,
Would mix up storks’ deliveries
With only little blue blankies!

You’d dance the polka out of step
And likely lose your perk and pep.
Your feet would tangle up in knots
Not sporting those pink polka dots.

Dropping coins in a green piggy bank,
Would sound real dull, more like a clank.
So you might as well save your dimes and nickels
In a big jar of sweet crunchy pickles!

Iced animal crackers wouldn’t taste the same.
We’d call spumoni by another name.
And dreaming of pink flying elephants
Would be more than just utter nonsense.

So, imagine this-
When something strikes your fancy
And makes you feel good inside,
You couldn’t be tickled pink, but turquoise.
Now, that’s just plain hue-icide!

But it’s certainly not at all too late
For you to decide this color’s fate.
There’s no need to get too distraught-
I’ll leave you with some food for thought:

The next time a pink grapefruit squirts you in the eye
And stings when you blink and makes you cry,
Just take a moment to stop and think
How much you appreciate the color pink!

By Sue Burd © 2010

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  1. Date: 10/30/2012 5:52:00 PM
    I love love love this!!!! how delightful and creative, a joy to read and makes me think, what the heck would we call a blush, if not for the color pink! adoring you. :))

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:15:00 AM
    You have an imagination that can really soar. Brilliant work.

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 7:31:00 AM
    You have some weird and wonderful things floating around in that brain of yours, Susan! Let 'em all out 'cause we wait for 'em with great anticipation! Big huggeroonies, Jack

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    Date: 10/17/2012 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ain't it grande to think like a kid again?!
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 8:46:00 PM
    love your pinky poem...much joy inside this great work,..enjoyed !!!.,,have a pinky grace day dear Sue..<3<3<3 SK

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 6:53:00 PM
    "Hue-icide"! Incredible!!!

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 5:58:00 PM
    Haha! I really enjoyed this poem! It's so very witty and original. Well done! :)