Orange | Teen Ink


June 1, 2013
By KateDylan GOLD, Roslyn, New York
KateDylan GOLD, Roslyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
" where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise "

rhyming poems
are written by youth,
so innocent and naive,
when things made sense
and every word
had other words?(except orange of course)
that went hand in hand.

then one day,
life happened.
we hardly noticed
as our problems,
stopped having answers
and everything
turned orange,
when we woke up
and decided
rhyming was lame.

The author's comments:
The idea of a poem that didn't rhyme when we were younger was crazy. I can't remember the exact moment when I decided that free verse was "grown-up," and "cool," it just was. But it came at a price. Searching for answers to problems was like trying to rhyme words with orange.

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on Jul. 1 2013 at 4:07 pm
The_Introvert PLATINUM, Bellevue, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river."

This is a really excellent metaphor. Keep up the good work!  

LiaBe PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 12 2013 at 3:53 pm
LiaBe PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
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Poems are about expressing ones view of the world in a shortened, but beautifully written way. This poem showed a strong viewpoint. Even if it didn't rhyme. 

on Jun. 11 2013 at 7:40 pm
SSSplatters PLATINUM, Plainview, Minnesota
25 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What does not kill you makes you stronger!" or
"Your only limits are the ones you set on yourself" Love doesn't bring happiness, happiness can just happens to be found easier where there is love-- Sam

Well, we are teens so we are still in our youth and rhyming poems are still awesome if you ask me.