The Orange Lament

December 3, 2009
By The_Number_Five GOLD, Manassas, Virginia
The_Number_Five GOLD, Manassas, Virginia
16 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-- Dr. Seuss


Oh, I am so sad
The Orange said
Why what rhymes with my name?
Nothing comes to my head.

Why couldn’t I be
A grape or pear?
It just isn’t fair
It isn’t, I swear

Sure, I taste great,
Better than figs
Better than peaches
So why is my heart
Falling to pieces?

No one ever sings
No one ever writes
About an orange
I’m a sorry sight.

Wait, can it be
This person is writing a poem of me?
Oh jolly good!
Great is she!

And wait,
She just thought of a rhyme
So you can rhyme with orange, anytime!

Think of the word
Cheng zi
Chinese for orange
I proved everyone wrong
Heee-Heee!


The author's comments:
It has always been a challenge in my family to see who could think of a rhyme for orange. I decided to write a poem on the subject, and found a rhyme! Hope you enjoy it!

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 12 comments.


on Feb. 5 2010 at 4:58 pm
I<32write:)45, Nashville, Tennessee
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Very cool idea! This poem rocks!

on Jan. 20 2010 at 6:08 pm
Just_Some_Guy BRONZE, Natick, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Reading is the thing we do to remind us of how much we'll never know.

That you use the chinese word...a little esoteric. I personally thought you were going to have it realize that it was writing a poem about itself, but that's just me.

kiwiwrite_45 said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 12:44 pm
I love this poem

Bookworm said...
on Jan. 7 2010 at 10:05 am
This was a great poem! It's so fun to read!

DRB* said...
on Jan. 4 2010 at 11:51 am
Very whimsical! I now feel bad that the orange is so overlooked!

Haylie SILVER said...
on Jan. 2 2010 at 11:33 am
Haylie SILVER, Minneola, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 19 comments
Ha! I never would of thought of doing that! LOL It is wonderful darling truly wonderful

Erica O. said...
on Dec. 31 2009 at 10:25 am
Funny! Its really good, better than I could do.

Laura G. said...
on Dec. 28 2009 at 9:20 pm
I think this is really good and hilarious!

Supergirl409 said...
on Dec. 28 2009 at 2:03 pm
Very creative and has a cool rhythm.

on Dec. 26 2009 at 9:01 am
Rebecca Leonard, Manassas, Virginia
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment
this is such a good poem!

IamMe123 said...
on Dec. 25 2009 at 11:20 am
This truly shows how an unapreciated orange feels. This is really funny and creative!

on Dec. 25 2009 at 11:13 am
I love this poem it is very funny and has a great rhyming scheme!


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!