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Optimistic Orange

It is the fragrant peel of Florida's fruit that comes in convenient slices. The savory citrus that packs a punch - to my tongue it simply entices. It is the sprightly stripe of a clown fish that says, "Look at me," unabashedly (no joke) To read between the lines it has taught me, and in its splendor I am soaked. It is the warmth inside a fire though his sister crimson gets all the credit. It could be the light of your world if your vivacious heart would only let it envelop you with its curious tone: the love of a rose - the brightness of the sun. And though we might only think of traffic cones, and hazard signs - for me - it is the lightness of a pun: Orange you gonna ask me a question? About how its wavering pathways on tropical seas can bring the heaviest heart to ascension? Or how its marriage of sweet strawberry and sour lemon has brought to mind our engaging entanglement? It isn't like the blue that's over our heads, nor is it like the green that's beneath our feet. Rather it is the hidden spark inside our hearts: it isn't showy - but its beauty is discrete. Something to soothe any gloomy day with gentle subtlety. To tell you the truth orange is nothing dramatic (perhaps that's why I like it) Written March 4th, 2016 For the United Orange Contest hosted by Silent One

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Date: 3/14/2016 11:47:00 PM
Hello Timothy, Congratulations on your orange theme win. always ~LINDA~
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/15/2016 6:20:00 PM
Muchas gracias, mi amiga.
Date: 3/8/2016 12:12:00 AM
Congratulations Tim: Injust knew this was a winner. SuZ
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 10:52:00 PM
Thanks for the second visit.
Date: 3/7/2016 9:24:00 PM
Exceptionally creative and very smooth with great rhyme! A7
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 10:51:00 PM
Thank you very much, Robert. Humbled.
Date: 3/7/2016 2:56:00 PM
Creative winner..Way to go..Congrats on your winning clown fish and Florida citrus.Sara
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 10:19:00 PM
Thanks Sara! Orange is inspiring to me.
Date: 3/7/2016 6:05:00 AM
Hi Timothy. Congrats for your WIN in the contest!!! ;-)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 10:18:00 PM
Thank you Teddy :)
Date: 3/6/2016 11:15:00 PM
Poetry in every line. Congratulations.....
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 10:12:00 PM
Thanks Probir :)
Date: 3/6/2016 8:41:00 PM
Congratulations ! This is by far one of the best write on Orange ...Now I can say that I love oranges..*Lol*...You nailed it !
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Red Fiery
Date: 3/9/2016 7:59:00 PM
I love berries and yes mango is my fav too...I read this poem again..it's sooooooo good !
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 9:55:00 PM
You're encouraging words are a delight to me ... and I thank you :) Oranges are a good fruit ... but my favorites are probably pineapple and mango.
Date: 3/6/2016 7:22:00 PM
Hi Tim, Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Enjoyed the read....Vlad.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 9:47:00 PM
Thank you Raven. Much appreciated.
Date: 3/6/2016 6:25:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Tim. Nice to know you wear orange. ; )
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 9:37:00 PM
Thanks Connie.
Date: 3/6/2016 1:58:00 PM
And I like your poem..Congrats on your win. BG
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 7:21:00 PM
Thanks Barbara!
Date: 3/6/2016 10:40:00 AM
You should be the spokesman for the color orange Tim. Love this.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 7:17:00 PM
Why thank you, Tim. Glad you liked my orange poem.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 6:51:00 PM
Why thank you, Tim. Glad you liked my orange poem.
Date: 3/6/2016 10:25:00 AM
This is excellent, Timothy. Cause of my bad cold I have not had much time to read or comment, so I don't know what the other entries are like, except for a couple, but I would have placed this one among the top ones for sure! I like its 'feel' of spontaneity. // paul
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/8/2016 12:07:00 AM
Thanks Paul ... it was rather spontaneous, actually. It was thanks to Andrea for saying I should write one before the contest ended. Glad I did, as it is my favorite color.
Date: 3/6/2016 10:07:00 AM
Tim, congrats on your placement in the contest :)-luloo *smiles*
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 11:58:00 PM
Thanks Laura!
Date: 3/6/2016 9:57:00 AM
Tim, you know how I feel about this one. So glad to see it at least in the top three. It is so awesome a poem. Congrats.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 11:54:00 PM
Thanks again for taking a second look. Happy you enjoy it :)
Date: 3/6/2016 9:18:00 AM
- Timothy, congratulations on your win in contest: ORANGE - hugs // Anne-Lise:)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 11:52:00 PM
Thanks Anne :)
Date: 3/6/2016 7:20:00 AM
I agree with Andrea, it's the best I have read as well. You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself Timothy.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 11:40:00 PM
Thanks as always Richard.
Date: 3/6/2016 2:30:00 AM
''It could be the light of your world if your vivacious heart would only let it envelop you with its curious tone: the love of a rose - the brightness of the sun." love those two lines particularly...you put a lot of your personality and humor into this poem as well. Charming, and nicely done! I've always loved orange and this poem gives it justice! Always, Laura
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 11:21:00 PM
Happy to find another orange fan, Laura. You always give such wonderful comments, and have a great eye for spotting out lines that impacted you in someway. A treasure to read.
Date: 3/5/2016 7:10:00 PM
wow, Timothy THE BEST ONE. If this does not get a top spot, I will be so surprised. It puts mine to shame! Wish I felt this love for orange as you do. FAVE.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 11:10:00 PM
I'm flattered by your enthusiasm, Andrea :D
Date: 3/5/2016 11:50:00 AM
This is fab,Tim: You touched all the senses and emotions. Very light and optimistic . A definite winner. Also a Fav and a seven for me. Hugs, SuZ
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 10:48:00 PM
Thanks Suz. Orange makes me feel light and optimistic :)
Date: 3/5/2016 3:42:00 AM
I think all of your writes are optimistic, Tim. Orange you glad you wrote this?
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 10:18:00 PM
Why thank you Lin. I guess I am fairly optimistic (most of the time) ... :)
Date: 3/5/2016 12:23:00 AM
Wow great poem, I like your style you kept me so interested the entire piece! Good luck
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/7/2016 3:26:00 AM
Thanks Damien ... glad you enjoyed it!