Samantha Belsey

Rookie - 458 Points (01/12/1983 / Swindon)

The Rotten Apple - Poem by Samantha Belsey

From the outside
you look perfectly apple-like
Rounded and pink
Rosy Skin

You sit in the
Fruit bowl like
The others
Juicy and unassuming

But you are hiding
A dark secret
You
Are rotten
To the core.

Topic(s) of this poem: fruit, hurt, hurting, love, love and life, love and pain, metaphor, pain, relationships


Comments about The Rotten Apple by Samantha Belsey

  • Chinedu Dike (5/17/2015 3:21:00 PM)


    Beautiful and well articulated piece of poetry bristling with insight. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Stephen Katona (3/20/2015 2:41:00 AM)


    Powerful writing. Perhaps it's useful to remember that you can often eat the outside of an apple even if there are some bad bits in the middle and those bad bits make great compost to help things grow. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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