Elena Plotkin


Banana


I grew up with a bunch of others,
Just me with my sisters and brothers.
When I was younger, I was green and tough,
But as I grew older, I discovered life could be rough.
I changed and grew softer, some called me yellow.
But I was no coward, just a very cautious fellow.
Because where I come from you never know the day,
That your whole family gets eaten or just carted away.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

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  • Bri Edwards (7/9/2014 12:19:00 AM)

    i see i already commented on this one over six months ago. for you food-lovers (especially of bananas) here are two poems i wrote which you are welcome to nibble at. hi elena! :) bri

    Stepping Out Of The Box....... [food fantasy; HUMOR; MEDIUM; immigration troubles]

    We've Gone Bananas This Week......[Fruit; Groceries; Personal] (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (6/23/2014 4:22:00 PM)

    To understand a banana you have to be a banan and here you realy took the form of a banana, splend work here (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/29/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    elena, i've had a craving for just such a poem today! thanks for satisfying me. to MyPoemList it goes!
    today a ph friend informed me that he is quitting the site due to lack of comments (good or bad) on his poems. it made me a little nervous, and that is one reason i have looked at one of yours now. but i guess you don't lack for comments, so i'll move to another poet who may be more needy! thanks for sharing. (could i watch when you are peeled? ; it is bound to happen some day!) tee hee bri :) AND can you do a banana split? ? ? i'd better watch myself. i feel i'm approaching a slippery slope. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (12/11/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    Hi Elena,
    Your 'Banana'
    Is a wonderful write,
    A matter of delight!
    Gets 10/10 alright. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (12/11/2013 11:51:00 PM)

    Hi Elena,
    Your 'Banana'
    Is a wonderful write,
    A matter of delight!
    Gets 10/10 alright. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (12/10/2013 3:37:00 PM)

    So adorable and well written. I loved the clever way that you present the change in color of the fruit with the change that takes place as a person grows up and matures. The ending is superb, a family that gets eaten or crated away When I saw the title, I was curious, what could be written about a Banana, unless you work for
    Chiquita, my curiosity was strong, I'm so glad my curiosity guided me! I'm still smiling...... (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (12/10/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    As cute as cute can be
    Makes you want to buy,
    A banana tree.

    I smiled,
    All the reading way
    It made me feel
    Happy and Gay
    And I have been sooo depressed. Thanks for the delightful rhymes and good humor (Report) Reply

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