Ashley is the strangest kid

that you have ever seen.

The reason is the girl’s obsession

with the colour green.

Her socks and shoes and all her clothes

are green as green can be.

When looking at her books and pens,

yes, green is all you see.

Her pillows, sheets, her bedspread too,

her rug, her desk, her blind,

they are the greenest greeny green

that you will ever find.

It makes me nervous all this green!

It worries me at night!

For I am Ashley’s little dog,

and so far, I’m still white.

This poem was first published in 2001 in The New Toe: Poems To Tickle Your Funnybone.

11 thoughts on “Green

  1. I liked this one, too. We had some neighbors that raised purebred standard poodles. They were constantly dying the white ones’ hair so we had a rainbow of poodles next door for a while. A rainbow of poodles? There’s a phrase you don’t hear every day.

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    1. My mom did our house in greens and blues. When I had my den painted green years later, it never occurred to me until much later that Mom’s den had been green as well. Parents sure have an influence!

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