‘Green’ – so refreshing for many of us, and once again, some different angles; insightful, historical, memorable, entertaining, and fun!
How lovely to spend some time with a word, that takes us somewhere. Often we don’t know where it takes us, and that is the beauty of it. We open up to our subconscious often, or have our creative juices unleashed to produce something that we share with each other.
We usually learn something new, and tonight it was the Maori name for the gemstone Jade is pounamu. We most certainly feel lots of different emotions as we listen to the beautiful expression around our written offerings.
We hope you enjoy these expressions around the word ‘green’.
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‘Green’; Where does the word take you? What jumps out, that you’d like to explore or write about?
Next week’s word is ‘discipline’.
Hope to see you there.
Little green men
The little green Martian Came down to earth To investigate The pigment of his birth He parked his rocket outside A Bunnings hardware store Found the paint department Where he silently swore So many colours made his head spin Passer-by’s stopped and grinned One kid hid behind his mother’s skirt Another called him a an olive green squirt At last help arrived A man with the warmest smile
“How can I be of help to you sir?” He kindly enquired
“Well mate” came his reply “I’ve just flown down from Mars I need some answers On how my green colour came by”
“Not a problem sir The colour you wear Is a mix of yellow and blue? And if I may say so, it suits you
“Back off you’re acting queer I might be green But not behind my ears. How about making me white?’
“Now sir I can fulfil that dream All I have to do Is mix your lovely green With a red and blue”
So with a few sprays The little Green Martian Was now totally human like He complained “It’s too bright”
“Well sir we could soften the hue Just by adding more red. You’ll end up with a pinkish tint How would that do?”
“My mate the purple people eater Tried to mix and match like that As you must know he turned black So I think I want my green colour back”
“Certainly sir I’ll do my best I’m afraid you might end up A shade or two light More chartreus because of the white”
“Bloody hell mate This is all too hard I think I’ll shoot through And rocket back to mars.”
My green home
With my 6 proper legs And many pairs of prolegs, I slide along the blades of grass Searching for my place of rest To spin myself And transform into looking my best
As I reach the top of the hill above I look out And without a doubt I feel horrified
The forest destroyed It was like a void No trees to be seen Tractors wiped it clean
I slid back to where I had tread Wondering what to do instead Pondering the road ahead For what has gone – I felt such dread
So in my own way I found a green leaf to stay Nestled not far away from the destruction
Slowly cocooned and warm Waiting for a new day to dawn For my wings to flutter With colour like no other
How sad though, I feel They see it as no big deal To sell off the land to profiteers gone mad
Once a haven to balance the ecology of the planet Now a creation For skewed human deviation
An evolution that continues Til we find a way to survive And move from greedy To wonder and thrive
So for now it seems I am in glee That this leaf Is for me and I can soon become free
TLaB 24th April 2023
My favourite colour
My favourite colour has always been green.
As a child, my mum liked to take me to the park nearby where I could see different trees and all sorts of plants. Seeing green everywhere made my eyes feel happy, soothing.
After turning 18, I started to appreciate its spirit, full of energy, resilience and hope. I started to love or even admire grass, the perfect ambassador from the green family. It showed me, nothing is permanent. No matter if there’s a fire, snow or big rock in the way, grass can always say hi to the whole world again, smiling with her refreshing face. What a reminder. Yes, life can be hard sometimes. But if we could keep trying and moving step by step like grass, maybe not far away, a ray of sunshine will shine upon our faces too.
XQZ 24th April 23
If you are green, I want to be yellow. Because I like sunflower shaped marshmallow.
If you are green, I want to be grass. Because you fill up all my body and soul, as clear as water in a glass
If you are green, I want to be a city called Medellin, where has eternal spring. In that way, I can see you every single day.
If you are green, I want to be water. So, I can nurture you, and charge your battery. Aren’t people say real love is about giving?
What If you are not green? Well, let me endeavour to be green. Because real love is about accepting who you truly are without any intervene.
XQZ 24th April 23
As I ascend the cloud filled stairs The green door opens, I am bewildered Being led inside by a delicate crane Soft gentle wings stroke my arm As we stroll along a continuous path Such beauty everywhere A glasslike pond I see ahead Dancing frogs in top hat and tails As they twirl and bow on the Lilly pads So happy they are, to be dancing for me Can’t help but feel special, to see such a spectacle Baby birds scurry along, playing Hide and Seek They cover themselves with the autumn leaves Difficult to keep still or quiet, discovered immediately Lady birds dancing in unison, smiling up at me The trees gently sway, the leaves hum along To a familiar song that I knew so long ago The crane strokes my arm, so soft and gentle As we meander along the endless path Serenity surrounding me
As I awake to a new day The green door looking at me It all seemed so real I can’t help but feel A dream beyond a dream
CCon 24th April 2023
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