Patricia Gale

Reaping The Rewards - Poem by Patricia Gale

Carried so gently in the house
Careful each step
Walk softly like a mouse
My heart giving one big leap

On the counter I delicately sat it
Looking in amazement at its size
Ah my pride it will not quit
I am telling you the truth, nope not a lie it was a prize

Quick grasp the scale
I must weigh it before it is cut!
Just as I thought without fail
It could feed a family of ten in a hut

Twenty six pounds of juicy succulent delight
My watermelon I grew from a lil’ green stem
Perfect for the party going on tonight
My guest will all be happy, yes all of them

Comments about Reaping The Rewards by Patricia Gale

  • (8/13/2007 5:55:00 PM)

    Suddenly I am craving watermelon! You got me again!
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  • (7/17/2007 2:15:00 PM)

    Lovely poem! Your description of the watermelon made my mouth actually water! ! LOL It's almost like seeing a child grow up and go away to college, gardening is. Much nurturing involved. Enjoyed it and you deserve a brag :) Take care! Ashley xo (Report) Reply

  • (7/17/2007 9:52:00 AM)

    At least it didn't get my fish the other day.... Very nice and homely Patricia. (Report) Reply

  • (7/17/2007 8:59:00 AM)

    OOOH I'm proud of you! I think this is lovely P. Well-written of course but also so sort of... homely and telling. Enjoy! t xxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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