Banana Poem by Elena Plotkin


Rating: 4.7

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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: fruit,fruits
(C)2013 Copyright Elena Plotkin

Please see my other fruit poems 'Orange' and 'Grape'.
Mj Lemon 08 May 2015

This is a magnificent lyrical, and that extended metaphor holds so much truth. Congratulations on Poem of the Day!

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Sandra Feldman 10 December 2013

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

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Sandra Feldman 10 December 2013

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......

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Stephen Katona 28 October 2014

So funny. I shall share this with a few friends. Thank you.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 08 May 2015

Wow, it's a lovely poem and certainly deserves to be poem of the day today.

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Stephen Katona 02 November 2017

Ha ha ha this is so funny - love it. Yet another of your poems to add to my list of favourites. Now I feel sorry for the family of bananas in my fruit bowl...perhaps I should buy them a plane ticket to return home...

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Bri Edwards 03 March 2017

Elena, i'm swiping this for my/our March showcase. i'm assuming your copyright note does not apply to my usage. if i am wrong, i shall alert my MANY attorneys! ! please let me know if you object to me putting this into the showcase; i would then remove it ASAP. i did leave a comment long ago. i still love this, of course! i'll also put your Poet's Notes into the showcase, under your poem. Thanks, bri :)

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Alexander Levitin 09 May 2015

We like this poem alot! ! ! !

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Clarence Prince 08 May 2015

You never know the day you might cart away or get eaten just like a bunch of banana! Very funny!

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A masterful metaphor that is loaded with lessons for living! Well done and congrats!

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