Winston GoodenHusbands

Rookie - 188 Points (07 February 1963 / Trowbridge Wiltshire UK)

Apple - Poem by Winston GoodenHusbands

The humble apple is a thing of beauty.
It even has a sense of duty.
For eating one a day, they say,
Quite possibly, keeps the doctor away.

So..., here we have a medical plight.
Implying, the humble apple simply just might,
Have hidden properties within its core,
That could well produce a definitive cure.

In the, 'Garden of Eden, ' the apple became,
The unlikely pawn in a religious game.
Opening the cloudy eyes of man,
A devilish dish served as Satan's plan.

Again we encounter the medical plight,
Linking the apple with the gift of sight.
But proven not, so thus cannot be said,
Apples can heal, be they green, gold, or red.

What we do know, and know quite well,
Is the historical story of one, William Tell.
Who shot an apple from the head of his son,
In fear of execution for what he had done.

And as an apple fell from a tree,
It gave Sir Isaacs Newton his theory.
The theory of universal gravitation,
As well as that of the earth's rotation.

And names adopted such as the city, New York.
Known as the, 'Big Apple, ' in conversational talk.
A name taken merely by chance.
Popularised by a whimsical dance.

'Apple of my eye, ' is an age old saying.
A term of endearment, when relaying.
But again with reference to the organ of sight,
I wonder. Could my apple theory, be right...?

Topic(s) of this poem: apple

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I love this poem. I wrote it a fair few years ago. It is one of my better attempts I believe. Would love to hear what others have to say.
My thoughts and ideas behind writing the verse was that it could potentially be used in some form of advertising campaign. I would simply be made up if that were to come about.

Comments about Apple by Winston GoodenHusbands

  • (10/2/2015 9:21:00 AM)

    I am not too sure about the theory part
    but your poem is definitely right..
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  • Kelly Kurt (9/22/2015 7:29:00 PM)

    A fun, enjoyable poem to read, Winston. Keep on writing and you may achieve your dreams (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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