Rhymes with "orange"

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Tue May 2 22:04:55 UTC 2006

The sky was clouded and gray
The sun shone a pale silver
The wind was cold that day
I felt a bitter chill.  B-r-r-r

The life-giving blood that had bled
>From the bodies of the poor In-
Juns stained the snow a bright red
But on their skin was a very pale orange

On their clothes it showed a dark brown
It was maroon on their dirty bandages
And a dull pink where it fell on bare ground
Under those stark corpse-blood-and-snow sandwiches

Here a dead mother holding a dead babe
I could imagine watching her pull
Her small child away from the yawning grave
Before the cold wind turned him purple

I thought the horror would stop the sun on its dail-
Y path through the sky, but, no, Mr. sun
Thick with thorrow lithped hith trail
Through the sky as he did every day of the month

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