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It’s a little-known fact that no green’s without blue;
One needs a prism of colors to make a new hue.
From other shades we draw to concoct our own tincture;
Others’ palettes are used when we paint our own picture.
What dyes trade hands between painters are key;
The colors within shape what each painting will be.
Some painters share nothing but dark, stormy colors;
These ominous shades darken the image of others.
Others, still, give a sugary, shining rainbow;
Like candy, this paint is often too sweet to be swallowed.
The union of all hues is desired when finished;
A portrait of contrast is a thing to be cherished.

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Liv.HarrisThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 30 at 11:06 am:
Loved it! It isn't too comical, which I like, and the ending is sweet :)
 
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**Melanie_K** said...
May 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm:
I love the limerick and the rhythm! I loved how you described the colors and how they are used! I really liked the line about how some are not as bright and are like thunder clouds.
 
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maggie_m said...
May 1, 2012 at 10:44 am:
Good limerick! The rhythm is good and you did a good job rhyming. Keep writing you're really good!
 
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wordweaver said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm:
This is excellent...terrific content and flow...
 
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CoLdEsTNiGhTs said...
Sept. 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm:
this is very powerful and i lovvvve it
 
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Kdominick11 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm:
i like how the poem flows
 
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Tevety said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm:
The movement of your words, it's like, soft chocolate on my tongue. Delicious. Keep writing!
 
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Emaka said...
Nov. 11, 2009 at 5:18 am:
I never had a gift for limericks, but I have always enjoyed them.
This one not only made me think, but brought images and memories back.
Don't stop writing! I love it =)
 
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Lostinbooks This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm:
I like the way the words flow...nice poem...
 
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Jenny L. said...
Jul. 20, 2009 at 1:52 am:
Hi. I really enjoyed the flow and rhyme of your poem. Also, the way you structured the sentences alike helped promote an almost sing-songey feel, though much more elegant. It was like... the second half of the sentence completed the first half, but it promoted the theme of contrast and beauty. Great job!
 
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Hannah R. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 20, 2009 at 12:54 am:
wow, this is by far the best written peice ive ever read from teenink. you truly have a gift! :)
 
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Inkspired said...
Jul. 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm:
This is great, I love it! The third line confused me, but I liked the line "is often too sweet to be swallowed". Wonderful piece!
 
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