Charlie Bain


Spanish Citrus - Poem by Charlie Bain

Who is the one
Who dares to compare
The bright, tart lemon
To the soft, sweet pear?

Who is the one
Who dares to ignore
The orange peels
And the apple core?

Everyone a fruit
A sensitive inside
But a tough outer shell
When they wish to hide

For when we're exposed
Our scarred hearts so beaten
Just like a fruit
We're pulled apart and eaten

Who are the ones
Who dare to be cruel
Who cast out the different
And call them all fools?

Who are the ones
Who waste all the food
That they cannot eat
Or swallow or chew?

Everyone an eater
Destroying others for their gain
Whether they know it or not
Fueling off others' pain

For when we feel down
Our own souls aching
We destroy others' joy
So it's ours for the taking


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Para mi clase de español en Earlham College. For my Spanish class at Earlham College.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 3, 2012


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