M.J. Lemon


Peaches - Poem by M.J. Lemon

i love peaches
especially in summer
the fuzz the sweetness

she really cares
for her pet name
causes her to come running

she's a good listener
she gnaws at the sofa
buries her treats in the angora

Topic(s) of this poem: life, loyalty

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Peaches by M.J. Lemon

  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (1/10/2020 7:59:00 PM)

    stanza 1: i thought/think you meant fruits

    stanza 2: punctuation would help me to NOT misread this.

    stanza 3: Ok, maybe " Peaches" is a squirrel, a mouse, or a rat? and which other animal gets " Peaches" treats buried in its fur: cat, goat, or rabbit? ? ?

    I noticed this title on the Home page, to which i'm rarely drawn. i decided to read the poem because " Peaches" is a woman's nickname in a novel i'm now reading.

    bri

    :)
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    Mj Lemon(1/13/2020 2:26:00 PM)

    Thank you, Bri! How is Peaches (in the novel, I mean) ? And this verse has multiple meanings to me, with more than one 'peach'. Punctuation- that enemy (well, that's maybe exaggeration) of figurative language! ! ! - it would preclude at least 3 readings of stanza 2.

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  • Leeann Azzopardi (1/8/2020 12:51:00 PM)

    OH to be blessed with a beautiful pet (I believe a dog- maybe a cat) I have the pleasure of a joyful dog. Bravo! (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(1/9/2020 10:54:00 PM)

    Thank you, LeeAnn...and yes, one of the peaches is a truly friendly fuzzball pet.

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  • Muhammad Ali (1/5/2020 3:36:00 AM)

    Nice poem. As it is discussed in other comments, some hidden references make this poem more beautiful. And peachea plus a good listener is an additional and worth quality. (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(1/7/2020 11:02:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Muhammad. And yes, there are (plural) peaches to love...

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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (1/2/2020 8:05:00 AM)

    Hmmm but maybe not a pet, Richard is right😊 (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(1/2/2020 10:44:00 PM)

    Indeed! Thanks for reading, Soul.

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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (1/2/2020 8:03:00 AM)

    The sweetie must be as soft and in peach colour as well... How cute to read and to imagine the lovely cat running when the name called, and gnawl, i just almost imagine that vividlly by reading yours. The cuteness of what you felt and the cat itself (maybe other pet) are well transfered by words. Effective! Another side of you that i dont see in other poem, a sweet animal lover! . (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(1/2/2020 10:43:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Soul. Yes, the fuzzball in question was indeed a nice peach colour. But as Richard mentioned, it might include another possibility, and it does!

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  • Richard Wlodarski (12/31/2019 5:33:00 AM)

    How sweet it is to be loved by you! Do pets love their owners less or more than owners loving their pets? Doesn't really matter. The loyalty between the two is unbelievable! M.J., this is truly a fine tribute to loyalty. Congrats on yet another winner! And what makes it an even bigger winner is that Peaches could be a female human being. How's that for interpretation? ! (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(1/1/2020 1:57:00 PM)

    That is a brilliant insight, Richard! The history of this poem started out as three different things/issues. I realised there is a connection....or connections. Thank you so much, Richard.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019



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