The Orange Lament

December 3, 2009
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

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I<32write:)45 said...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Very cool idea! This poem rocks!
McGurker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm
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...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm
I love this poem
Bookworm said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 10:05 am
This was a great poem! It's so fun to read!
DRB* said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 11:51 am
Very whimsical! I now feel bad that the orange is so overlooked!
Haylie said...
Jan. 2, 2010 at 11:33 am
Ha! I never would of thought of doing that! LOL It is wonderful darling truly wonderful
Erica O. said...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 10:25 am
Funny! Its really good, better than I could do.
Laura G. said...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm
I think this is really good and hilarious!
Supergirl409 said...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Very creative and has a cool rhythm.
Rebecca L. said...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 9:01 am
this is such a good poem!
IamMe123 said...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 11:20 am
This truly shows how an unapreciated orange feels. This is really funny and creative!
Writergirl2984:) said...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 11:13 am
I love this poem it is very funny and has a great rhyming scheme!
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