Soft Apples

Soft Apples

A Poem by D. Connolly
"

disappointment abounds

"

There's many things in this world of ours

That make me cringe, and are so foul

But soft apples are at the top of my list today

Because they make me doubt all of my decisions


It's one thing to know before

That the apple is mediocre, and nothing more

But to entice me with a crisp shine on the outside

Only to find that the core is unappetizing


Is simply mean and uncalled for


© 2016 D. Connolly



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"Soft Apples"
D.Connolly,
"But to entice me with a crisp shine on the outside only to find that the core is unappetizing
is simply man and uncalled for."
This one line was what caught my attention. How many times does someone come to hold a lovely fresh apple and bite into it with anticipation and find out the effort and hunger are now not to be satisfied properly? I think expectations are sometimes needed but we don't always find an expected end.
Your poem was so fun to read and analyze!
Kathy

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

thank-you Kathy! It's true, sometimes what we expect is not what we get, with people and apples, al.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

You know what? I get where your coming from. I love what you said; writing about one thing and getti.. read more



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"Soft Apples"
D.Connolly,
"But to entice me with a crisp shine on the outside only to find that the core is unappetizing
is simply man and uncalled for."
This one line was what caught my attention. How many times does someone come to hold a lovely fresh apple and bite into it with anticipation and find out the effort and hunger are now not to be satisfied properly? I think expectations are sometimes needed but we don't always find an expected end.
Your poem was so fun to read and analyze!
Kathy

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

thank-you Kathy! It's true, sometimes what we expect is not what we get, with people and apples, al.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

You know what? I get where your coming from. I love what you said; writing about one thing and getti.. read more
"All that glisters is not gold". Even the "Golden Delicious. The most deceptively named ,tasteless hangover from the Garden of Eden. No wonder it was the forbidden fruit.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

LOL that's a great joke to start the morning. Thanks Norman
its true i bought some bananas the other day they were soft by next morn
i love your style too very good poem

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

yes, fruit is a fickle snack.
A very beautifully written metaphorical (me thinks)write my dear. We must be attentive not to allow the soft apples to "spoil" our day...or worse. ~SP

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you Miss Sharon! It was funny because I wrote this in quiet outrage of (literally) a terrible.. read more
Hmmm. The bane of the modern supermarket. Refrigerated fruit passed off as fresh.......

It is an interesting idea. Certainly worthy of a follow up with the ultimate villain of the fruit world: the Banana.

An original piece of work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

BANANAS GRRRR. Never have I met such a deceptive and short tempered fruit as the banana!! ;)
As one of your other reviews suggest, the disappointments of life are metaphorically well represented in this poem. I thought of reading your work for quite a while now but I usually do not do it until I am able to come to the writer''s perspective of writing, that is when I can sincerely enjoy reading. There is a quote in a different language. "be it a girl, a puppy or a match stick..anything is worth writing poetry on"
And I liked how your breakfast inspired you to write this piece.:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you so much for stopping by :)
amazingly written keep it up !!

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you very much for stopping by and reading! :) I will return the favor, I think I have a few .. read more
Urja Gokani

1 Year Ago

yes u do :)
I love this on many levels. I included a reference to this idea in my "Remembering Trees" essay . . . how today's fruits are often beautiful on the outside but rotten in the middle. (I only buy apples at this time of year becuz they are worthless after cold storage). Anyhow, I know you mean this message to be an analogy for people who bling themselves on the outside, but are not very concerned about whether the inside shines (or doesn't). The final line is kinda sad to me cuz such shallow people don't do this on purpose. They're not being mean. But it feels like meanness when we discover there's nothing of value inside . . . *sigh!* Excellent message in a very tight package.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

I'm so glad so many people got so much out of this. I really didn't mean it to be metaphorical at a.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Reviewers always teach me about hidden meanings in my poems. I'm just being straightforward, like yo.. read more
I had to laugh at this one. My sister's husband brought a load of apples to feed the deer herd here. They bring some in to eat. The first bunch were really good, so he brought in some more. My sister ate one and out go the rest to the deer. Yucky she thinks. This happened a few minutes ago. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you so much :)
Few words speaks so much more.

I feel relating it to new people whom we meet. Few people will be shinning stars from outside and sober but when you get close and know them more you realize their real colors and dark within.

Very meaningful!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

That is true, thank-you Tanmay

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Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, FL



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