Like A Bowl Of Cherries

Like A Bowl Of Cherries

A Poem by Anastasia Purvis

They say that life is like a bowl of cherries

But I would beg to differ

Unless the bowl were full of holes

With worms right in the center.

For just when you think you’ve got it

Is when you lose it all.

And only when you see the bottom

Is when you truly feel the fall.

I think life is more like a fungus,

Growing fast and deep among us.

Devouring the good and the bad

Leaving us empty and feeling sad.

So the next time someone tells you

With a smile upon their face,

Retort with what I’ve told you

For it’s the end of the human race!

© 2017 Anastasia Purvis



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"I think life is more like a fungus,
Growing fast and deep among us."

Life is more about experiences, I think. It could be both depending on how we perceive it..
I liked the imagery here. The last line was dramatic. End of human race seems nearer in terms of humanity...

Good write, Anastasia. Made me think ;) :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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yes every breath we take we earn!

Posted 4 Months Ago


A nicely written poem and I particularly like the fungus line. Personally, I think life is more like a fight. It knocks you down and you get back up and kick it in the teeth! The good parts are the breaks between rounds! :) Keep on slugging.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

When I read this, the first thing that popped into my head was; that's life. It's meant to be difficult and I love that it is. We need to challenge ourselves with whatever life throws at us. Everything isn't peachy perfect. And I think if it was, we would just hate the fact that everything is too perfect.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mmhmm, i can agree with this. nicely done describing the cherry bowl cx

Posted 5 Months Ago


And it grows on you like mold lol such a great and fun retort to the old and faithful lines that we've grown so tired of, thanks for sharing!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Playful and truthful. Again, your perspective is intriguing and refreshing. Well done.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I liked this, you expect your life to be one thing and turns out another way!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh yeahhh TRUTH TO BE TOLD!
well written Anastasia! we needed to read this.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I agree, a wanted write for people like me, thank you for sharing...:)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Simply amazing.....very thoughtful. I liked it. Yes life is really not as easy as it seems.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Anastasia Purvis
Anastasia Purvis

Cincinnati *The Queen City*, OH



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Altruistic Enigmatic Polymath | Writer, Vegetarian, Musician, EMT. I'm an Artist. I paint pictures of the verbal kind. ♕ The Queen City ♛ more..

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