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What Rhymes with Orange?

If you are having trouble finding a word to rhyme with another word, you can either pick a different word (like choosing “great” instead of “good” or “sweet” instead of “nice”) or try going to
It is a great rhyming dictionary on-line that comes in handy for those tough to rhyme words.

Here is the request from a reader that was chosen as last week’s featured poem:

Jo geraci says:
November 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Just wondering if you might be able to come up with a catchy poem that I could use to help market my gLovies product. GLovies are multipurpose mitts used by kids up to age six.

Here is the poem I wrote in response:

Hi Jo,

Thank you for your submission to Ask jill the poem lady. I came up with the poem below to help market your product. Let me know if it is what you were looking for.

As a parent it’s our task to keep our kids healthy and germ free
With gLovies disposable hand-covers, it’s easy as can be
The year is filled with opportunities, in no uncertain terms
To keep kids free from dirty surfaces and from harmful germs
In January for the New Year, potty training is a must
When they hold onto the toilet seat, in gLovies you can trust
February brings Valentine’s Day and painting hearts on every card
Wearing gLovies keeps hands neat and dry, so clean-up isn’t hard
March is the heart of flu season and doctors have declared
To decrease exposure to swine flu, nothing should be spared
Easter eggs in April leave dye on their hands for all to see
Come prepared with gLovies and their fingers will be dye free
Mother’s Day in May, is time to plant a special flower
No dirt under the fingernails is gLovies’ magic power
When school is out in June, dog-walking is on their mind
gLovies can help retrieve presents, Fido leaves behind
Summer vacation in July always includes a car ride
gLovies are handy for rest stops where germs so often hide
August is travel season and whether airport, taxi or bus
Your tots will be touching everything, with gLovies there is no fuss
September for back to school means field trips and things anew
Hand-covers are great for kids who feed animals at the petting zoo
Pumpkin carving in October, everyone has a blast
Put them on when cleaning out the insides, and throw them away real fast
In November it’s time to give thanks and to help you out, they’ll be itchin’
Give them gLovies while they stuff the turkey, or help out in the kitchen
In December staying healthy for holidays seems like a work of art
Hedge your bets and let the kids wear them while sitting in the shopping cart
They’re easy to use and fun to wear and in case it wasn’t clear
gLovies can help keep your kids healthy, every month of the year

What would you have come up with? Post your ideas here.

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Welcome to Ask jill the poem lady

Welcome to Ask jill the poem lady.   Here you can learn how to write poems like a pro and even have the opportunity to have a poem written for you by jill the poem lady.   Are you trying to write poems for your bar or bat mitzvah candle lighting ceremony?  Have you been placed in charge of throwing a baby or bridal shower and are looking for a special way to pay tribute to the guest of honor?  Post your request here, and every day jill the poem lady will pick one request at random and write the poem and post it here.  You can learn to be a great writer and if you ever need help…ask jill the poem lady.  For more information or to place an order, go to

This Week’s Tip:

When writing poems for a candlelighting ceremony, get inspired.  Think about an anecdote or personal trait that makes the honoree special to you and write it down.

Example: For a bar mitzvah boy’s grandfather who passed away very recently.  The notes one could write about him are as follows:

He was Irish Catholic, not Jewish.  He was so proud of the man that David is becoming. He lived in Florida and he made David feel safe in Florida by telling him that his home was really David’s Florida home, so David was never homesick in Florida.  He was a baker, he used to make bread on the kitchen table without a bowl, he made a lake in the middle of the flour. There needs to be something about David remembering him making bread with the lake on the table.  The candle will be lit by Grandpa’s brother Uncle Frank and Aunt Marianne.  This is the first family get together without him.

With a little work you can turn it into this:

My grandfather who I love so dear

Passed away recently, but I know he is near

His was my second home in Florida, of this I know

He told me how proud he was as he watched me grow

Grandpa was a baker and bread he would always make

With flour on the table, in the center he made a lake

This candle is to honor him, that has been my plan

Please come up to light it with me, Uncle Frank & Aunt Marianne


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