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Verdant Green Sap

Green is more than a color it’s true;
In viridescence there’s the promise 
Of life springing anew,
Or maybe that’s found 
In hues vibrant chartreuse.

Pea is the eyes of a jaundice and spite
It’s a virulent shade
Which foreshadows a fight
That’s driven by envy—
An emotional blight.

And once March is near
Let’s not forget Shamrock--
To the Irish it’s dear
For old countries remembrance,
They even color rivers and beer.

And the list could go with endless zeal
Shades of green with names
Like Moss, Mint and Teal.
Pear, Avocado, and Apple 
Each have their own a-peel.

 JSC 3/23/2015
 "It's Spring--Show Me the Green" Contest by Francine Roberts

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/23/2015 1:23:00 PM
A model of clever, fresh writing that is both poetically lovely and factually instructive. Beautifully crafted, Janet. Bravo!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 7/23/2015 10:56:00 PM
Thanks Paul for digging back a bit. It's always fun to look at a poem with fresh eyes.
Date: 4/1/2015 7:29:00 PM
This one though is also technically excellent, it is a great write!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/2/2015 8:08:00 AM
I always think I'm way more critical of my work than others, but I suppose it's the only way to improve.
Date: 4/1/2015 11:04:00 AM
We all like what we like because we like it. For me it's that no more or less than that...i LOVE this poem. A Fav!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/1/2015 1:30:00 PM
I often have read something that I know could be better technically, but love it anyway because I just connect. Hugs ~Jan
Date: 3/25/2015 9:01:00 AM
Your descriptive wording and the great imagery bring this piece to life. Emile. #7
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/25/2015 1:11:00 PM
Thanks Emile! hope your having a great Day!
Date: 3/23/2015 11:21:00 PM
please read contest rule, the word green must be in your title you can bracket it () if you like and remove it later but it needs to be there
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/24/2015 9:56:00 AM
corrected--system would allow bracketing