Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hobbies of an apple

A hypocrite of sorts,
you play both sides.
Your outter beauty
will lure anyone in.
and you know it
in the vain way you
hang around.
The delicious scent
you drown yourself in
and your promise
of fulfillment
is too much temptation
for any hungry soul.
You say you will
keep the doctor away
but you've spent
your time
poisoning princesses
and tempting Eve
into sin against
her own father.
you remind me
of someone I know.

This was posted for Magpie Tales 30.  Take a peek at the link to read more terrific writing and join in the fun :)

21 comments:

  1. She reminds me of someone I know, too!! Terrific piece. Brilliant title!!

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  2. Um...a bad apple?

    (I couldn't resist!)

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  3. I suspect we've all known a few of these! Nicely written.

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  4. we all have a few bad apples in our memory bank!
    Nice Magpie!

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  5. Oooh, I really like this, very clever. :-)

    Excellent magpie!

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  6. ha. excellent last line...
    nice mag!

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  7. Poor old apple got so much bad press in the OT! (King James version). But my dad who's best mate would not give him even the core, studied old Biblical texts to destruction, said Eve actually gave Adam a pear because apples did not grow in that part of the world! Now there's dedication for you... but your poem was a masterfuly crafted denouncement of the poor old pomme, poisoner of princesses and pulp for parsons, preachers and popes.

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  8. smart tale,
    Glad to see you in....
    :)

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  9. A clever little poem, I love it!

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  10. Guess even an apple can suffer from wormholes- nobody's perfect...

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  11. love love love this...relative and telling all at once. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. A wonderful work, another side of apple :)
    Happy rally, Caty :)

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  13. I love this poem!!!! What a great way to depict an apple!!! thanks for sharing!

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  14. Happy Sunday, Thanks for sharing your poetry with us.
    Take good care.

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  15. That's beautifully sad. I love it.

    My Poets Rally Poem: http://robinelizabeth58.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/falling-august-5-2010/

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  16. Powerful use of popular image and taking it to where it needed to punctuate hard in the end. Great job!

    I have an award for you!

    http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/recognition-from-others/

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  17. This is an awesome idea and poem. I love it! :)

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  18. http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/09/monday-poetry-potluck-kings-queens-and.html

    Hello, friend:

    Monday Poetry Potluck Is NOW open, linking is open from Sunday 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm, welcome join us by linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem, the more you share, the happier we are…hurry up!
    Thanks in advance.
    Hope to see you in our lovely potluck…

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