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.