A Skittle Speaks This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I am an orange skittle,

always made fun of because I clash with the bag;



all of the other skittles hate me;

when I am thrown against them, when the bag moves

and they always fight back.

They make me feel lonely.

I wish I were a different color.



A red skittle might be nice;

I would match the bag

and everyone would love me.



A purple skittle would be divine;

I would be the darkest and boldest of the rest

and everyone would love me.



A yellow skittle would be dandy;

I would feel like a bright beautiful flower

and everyone would love me.



A green skittle would be lovely;

I would feel like a tall tree

standing proudly in the sun

and everyone would love me,



but, I'm an orange skittle

hiding in a corner

with nobody loving me.



Are the commercials right?

Do we just fall out of a rainbow?

Do you actually taste the rainbow?

I may never know until someone tells me the truth

or we converse with a leprechaun.



Those of us who are orange must pull our strength together

and swim to the top of the bag,

where there is no competition



I almost made it free

I was pushed around so much

now the only left of me are my hands,

reaching for the top of the bag.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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caedanse said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm
I now have a newfound respect for the Skittles community.
 
RiverSong said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm
When I started reading this I thought it would just be a kind of goofy parody.  But no.  This was beautifully written.  Keep writing!
 
caedanse said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 1:25 am
I now have a newfound respect for the Skittle community.
 
Wolf_Warriorz said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm
I actually love it. Just as I love orange skittles.... Anyway, I thought this might be cheesy but after I read it, I thought it was great. Good work!
 
Smileyky108 said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm
i love this! great job!
 
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