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  Rhyming With Orange
by Patrick A Granfors
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Nothing really rhymes with orange.

Photo:Orangutan.org


Orangutan resembles man

Except for size and color

Mannerisms similar

A mind just slightly duller

 

Eyes that penetrate the soul

If you choose to look within

To see beyond the orange hair

That covers up their skin

 

Dexterous fingers doing tasks

Few other creatures do

That puts them in a category

Close to me and you

 

It’s their heart that captures mine

When I watch these gentle souls

Sometimes I sort of envy them

When I struggle with life’s goals

 

For in the end we all pursue

That which make us whole

Like finding words that rhyme with orange

It’s often nothing we control

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors

 




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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/20/2012
Orange you clever. Love the orangutan photo. They are
so cute and very intelligent.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2012
I love them too, Patrick! Very cute write...

Anna
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/19/2012
Great write, Patrick.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/18/2012
You had me listening with rapt attention!
Between the sweet lines about these gentle souls, you invite us to go deeper, not to miss out on the real happinesses in life!
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/18/2012
Rhyme or not...Patrick...
I loved this!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/18/2012
I TRIED DOING IT, PATRICK...TO THE POINT OF BECOMING A FRETTER

SITTING HERE...MUTTERING 'OR-ANGE', 'OR-ANGE', 'OR-ANGE'

WENT THROUGH THE ALPHABET, YES I DID...LETTER BY LETTER

AND THE CLOSEST I GOT WAS THIS LOT; BINGE, FRINGE, SINGE & CRINGE


THERE WAS A FELLOW CALLED ORANGE
WHO WAS ACCUSTOMED TO THROWING A BINGE
HIS WIFE WAS A FRETTER
SHE PRAYED HE'D GET BETTER
WHEN SHE SAW HE WAS COMING SHE'D CRINGE

LOVED IT! THANKS FOR SHARING...LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH,

JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 4/18/2012
I love them too.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/18/2012
love this!
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/18/2012
PAT ... THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF ... SUPERB !

'ORANGE' U GLAD YER NOT A 'LEMON'?
Reviewed by Richard King 4/18/2012
"... A mind just slightly duller" obviously a judgment call, but you have conveniently forgotten about “yer cousins." Dick
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/18/2012
I knew it was really a compliment when my wife started calling me 'Monkey Brain!'
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 4/18/2012
you got me(smile)

asa


Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2012
methinks, a syringe in the orange works ... i know you orange happy i tried ...
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/17/2012
Slightly duller, but just slightly, he'd probably, have a few choice words for you, this orange tan, maybe even a bit of revenge,,,,
Bless ya!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 4/17/2012
Patrick,
great, I enjoyed this one immensely. hurray for our cousins the orangutans
Budd
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/17/2012
Yes you do look like ur relatives,
Those that do hang in trees,
By their tails, sometimes their knees,
You may be an Ed cuzin,
But to monkeys you are more closer to blood,
No baths do you take, just like them, dirty as crud...Jurseeeeeey
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/17/2012
Oh, I am aware about the non-rhyming orange, Patrick. Drove me batshit one day trying for a rhyme. I agree with you about the orangutan. They are as close to humans I guess as is any animal. Enjoyed this poem today. Love the orangutans!
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 4/17/2012
So, if you asked a Yiddish scholar, he'd say to you: "Orange, shmorng. See, there is always a way out of every problem. Aren't you glad you have such brilliant friends?
Mark
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 4/17/2012
Patrick,

Great write, but this isn't fair. I've been going over in my head what rhymes with orange, well we know about that one! Take care.

Mary

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