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My Favorite Color

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My Favorite Color

Over the green circle it sits above;
Under the red circle it shines below;
When the traffic light goes in between
do you speed up or do you go slow?

Mix it with red and you get orange;
Mix it with blue and you get green;
Mix it in the sky on a summer’s day
and it’s the hottest day you have seen.

It’s a caution flag at a NASCAR race;
It’s a warning card in a footballer’s face;
It’s a penalty flag in the USA
thrown on an American football play.

It’s the color of snow you should not eat;
It’s a taxi cab on a New York street;
It’s a six foot eight, Big Bird suit;
It’s the outside of the banana fruit.

It’s a fever that you want to avoid;
It’s a neutral color for a girl or a boy;
It shimmers and shakes as lemon Jell-O
It’s my favorite color – a bright yellow.


written and posted 2/13/14 for Francine Roberts' "Here Comes the Sun" contest.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 3:40:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write on the life-giver Sun. Congrats on the win, joe

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:52:00 PM
    gosh, Joe, this is just plain awesome. I like the "man's" approach to yellow here. Wish it were on the regular list and not just HM. I just love it. (the yellow snow line was GREAT)

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:44:00 PM
    Congrats on the win Joe . No doubt, a great one is this. You are a Champion.

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:14:00 PM
    congrats on your HM in the contest Joe, you found the yellow

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 6:45:00 AM
    Yellow is my favorite color. You can't help but smile when faced with a big splotch of bright yellow.

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 12:55:00 AM
    My mothers favorite color as well! mine Orange and blue, you mentioned both of my favorite colors!!EXCELLENT poem my friend!!Asavvy1