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‘An orange is not a Satsuma’

An orange is not a Satsuma;

but, a Satsuma is orange all the same,

Identical they are, apart from their size,

and except for the sound of their name.

There once was a rumour

that a wayward satsuma

‘peared up’ with an orange from Spain,

but, when the details were sought,

there was evidence nought,

and the story was held in distain.

G.I.N.G.E.R. R.E.V.I.S.I.T.E.D.

Ginger

Is

Not

Green –

Ever,

Right?!

“But, Copper can get Verdigris, can’t it?”

“That’s true, if not at all relevant to a simple Acrostic.”

A.C.R.O.S.T.I.C.

Applying

Consonants

Rapidly

Often

Starts

Time

Incurring

Complications.

“That makes no sense, whatsoever!”

“No, but it’s a great Acrostic.”

“Mmm.”

“No, it is. Try it – how about you write an Acrostic for ‘O.R.A.N.G.E.”

“Orange? Well, I’ll try.”

O.R.A.N.G.E.

Orange

Ryhmes

Alongside

Nothing:

Ginger,

Everything.”

“Which is not entirely true.”

“No, but it’s a great Acrostic!”

“Mmm.”

OCDVD

OCDVD

I am a poet,

and I suffer from OCDVD

it’s not just me;

but, others, too,

must, at some time,

have been plagued

by the need for

an Orange County rhyme.

Are you feeling a little fruity?

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I ate an orange for my tea
Because it refused to rhyme for me
One such time I ate a lime
I don’t know why
Is that a crime?
Two of my five a day
I opt to dispatch in a non-poetic way
An apple may keep the doctrine at bay
But, at its core, it’s apt to dismay;
And pineapples, coconuts, guavas and yams
Can’t always stop a man going nuts for his fruit (as I am).

It’s not that I’m fussy
To be honest
I don’t give a hoot
But, when you asked me
If I ate a balanced diet
I started juggling melons
It’s fun
You should try it.

This is just nonsense
You may have worked that out
But, I bought the last half pound
Of bananas
I think it’s your shout.

Scottish ‘Oringe’ Limerick’

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There was a young Scotsman whose ‘Oringe’

Was a hit at the Edin-berg Foringe

For his accent was broad

Made the audience applaud

But, made poets the world over coringe.