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Wearin' o' the Green

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Wearin' o' the Green

Kelly, olive, hunter, pea – 
Any green will do ya.
On St. Paddy’s Day, in green
Is how the world should view ya.

Forest, avocado, teal – 
So many shades for choosin’.
Mint, pistachio, chartreuse – 
Such greenness for effusin’.

Army, jungle, lime and pine – 
Whichever one is pleasin’.
Deck yourself in green today – 
The world will know the reason!


for Francine Roberts' contest

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:34:00 PM
    ilene, Congratulations in Francine's, contest.. nice "Wearing of the Green" entry. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Fun way to go....congratulations Ilene....Donna

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 9:29:00 AM
    I never thought green was funny until now! Great job coming up with all those greens. I am glad this one placed well for you!

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 11:09:00 PM
    congrats Ilene on your win with this very green entry

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:36:00 PM
    So much fun Ilene, love this take on the theme!

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 3:28:00 PM
    I just watched According to Jim last night. He was the menacing green man of chicago. Now that's wearin' O' the Green. :) Good luck in the contest. You nailed it.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 3:14:00 PM
    I LOVE how you did the green contest. GREAT idea. I wish it had been mine!!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Very fun for the day.....

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:38:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem. And I did wear green today. It was that or get pinched.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Happy St. Patrick's day first of all. Your poem I'm green envy of. Nicely done for the green contest Ilene. Sounds like a win. Warm Smiles, Connie