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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Orange (the color) (11/19/09)

TITLE: Ode to the Onerous Orange
By Bryan Coomes
11/25/09


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Now I intended to write a rhyme so divine
Orange, the subject, being quite refined
Though as I struggled to make that daunting word jive
Hearing the lack of rhyme, I sighed
Instead I pursued to compose some prose
Not considering how tough that that process could go
Great ideas, I thought, swirling to and fro

Realizing that each was missing something so
Heading back to the board to start over anew
Yet still feeling lost as if I hadn’t a clue
My mind, from one thought to another, it flew
Every time I thought that I finally knew
Somehow each piece that I began to write

Would invariably fail to feel “quite right”
I had hoped to not write something terribly trite
Though orange has presented quite a harrowing plight
Having thoughts about using some citrusy fruit

Or maybe a pumpkin in a story so cute
Realizing that either could be quite a hoot
Although at this point it really is moot
Now Wednesday is here as I sit on the fringe
Grasping at straws and becoming unhinged
Each time that I’ve tried to rhyme I just cringe…because of this fact:

(see the acrostic for the last line)


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Mariane Holbrook12/02/09
This is just too cute. Everyone should read it and get a kick out of your originality and humor. You put a lot of thought into this and it shows. Very good job indeed!
Catrina Bradley 12/02/09
Don't I know the feeling! Love the acrostic - good job.