Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Apples and Oranges


Species apart are oranges and apples
Yet they’re frequently compared
In illogical grapples

The apple believes it’s so very incredible
That the peel of the orange
Is so very inedible

The orange knows with out any doubt
Where citrus is king
The apple’s left out

Apples have colors, red yellow and green
While the orange is hued only
With an orange-y sheen

Apple sauce is pleasantly tasteful
But sauce from an orange would be
Tastefully wasteful

Apples and oranges should not be compared
But joined in fruit salads
With their flavors well shared

Their fruity comparison leads logic astray
Comparing apples and oranges
Good judgements betray

Submitted: Tuesday, December 06, 2005

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