Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Grape

I wrote this poem yesterday after lunch...



Oh how I wish I were a
juicy green grape


One of
a bunch
always accompanied
with branch buddies
and companions
along the journey
never alone

Lounging
in the cool,
refreshing spray
surrounded by
love.

No one judges the
juicy green grape

No one teases the
juicy green grape

No one bullies the
juicy green grape

No one yells at the
juicy green grape

No one ignores the
juicy green grape

The juicy green grape
lives in harmony
with the gaggle
until…

it doesn’t

Mmmmm




I'm so grateful for my fellow bloggers who share in my passion for poetry. Check out their blogs and their creative and amazing poems. They inspire me everyday...

JulieanneMargaretLeigh AnneMary LeeKevin and Cathy

4 comments:

  1. If I were just another banana on the vine,
    I'd want to be picked
    and chewed upon thoughtfully,
    perhaps line with peanut butter and dotted with raisins,
    and laid out like ants on a log,
    with hopes that I'd become nourishment for some reader
    before I turned all brown and mushy,
    as writers do,
    and after I had been nothing but green camouflage,
    as stories are,
    in the forests of the mind.

    :)
    Kevin

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  2. Michele,
    I love your poem with this being my favorite
    "One of
    a bunch
    always accompanied
    with branch buddies
    and companions
    along the journey
    never alone"

    Definitely close observation! Thanks for your sharing last Saturday with #TeacherPoets; I'm learning so much from all of you!

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  3. I loved this and it inspired me to buy fruit. Blackberries. So sorry I ate them all. They were so popping full of juice and so sweet. Been completely into This is Just to Say with my 5th graders so everything is coming out that way!
    Like Fran I love this part:
    "One of
    a bunch
    always accompanied
    with branch buddies
    and companions
    along the journey
    never alone"
    Kind of how I feel with these teacherpoets :)
    Julieanne

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  4. So fun, from the metaphor right down to the shape! Made me hungry for grapes, too!

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