Green | Teen Ink


August 30, 2010
By jan1ewan1e SILVER, Federal Way, Washington
jan1ewan1e SILVER, Federal Way, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill

Green, do you envy
Red’s ability to love?
Do you wish people could
Touch you and feel
Content and healthy?
Hear you and think
“Oh, what great encouragement”?

Don’t forget that you
Gave me an excuse to not go to school.
You gave nature life and allowed me
to taste the delicious joy of nutrition.
You gave us motivation to reuse
And allowed us to breath fresh air.
You’re importance has not yet
Been given enough credit.

So green, hold your head up high.
The next time I barf in the toilet
I will say “I feel brown and blue.”
From now on every time
I feel confident and vibrant
I’ll think of you, green.

The author's comments:
Colors are often identified with emotions and things. When I first thought of the color green, I thought of envy and sickness. I realized later on though that green is related to good things too like nature and recycling.

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