juicy fruit

juicy fruit

A Poem by Marie Harrison

a rant



juicy fruit


this world

she chews me up

like juicy fruit gum


chewing and chomping

snapping on me


blowing me into


over and over


until I fight back

by covering her

nose and eyelashes

with my stickiness


at least that b***h

could floss or chew

a breath mint before

all of my flavor

is lost


when she's done with me

she blows me into the

dirty miserable streets

abandoning me to

be walked on by

people's disgusting



some high-powered

executive chick

ms. pickwick

carries me home on

her high heeled pumps


inside her powder room

she pulls me off with a

kleenex when she

gets home


before she discards me

into the  trash can she

happily picks up

clumps of her

yorkie poopsie's

doo doo

with the kleenex


great I get to

spend eternity

in the landfill


in a kleenex

with dog

s**t squished

next to me


© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
What was I thinking?

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The journey of juicy fruit gum. You really captured it well, but I really don't see why you skip to the next line other than to force a 4 line stanza.
"inside her powder room
she pulls me off with a
kleenex when she
gets home"
That could have been worded a bit differently as:
"when she gets home
her hand holding a kleenex,
she pulls me off
in her powder room"
the ordering of the first one was kind of... awkward. But I really don't know much about poetry. That's just my two cents there :) keep on writing.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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LOL..I am never coming back as gum!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Thanks for the laugh! I'll never think of gum in the same way!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Hahahaha! Don't know what you were thing, but I wonder if gum does feel that way. This was fun to read!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I've always like that gum. nice work!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great moments great deals great developments..........realy Great..

Posted 12 Years Ago

unique, intersesting, and very funny....all characteristics of a great poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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A very amusing poem! XD

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a great write. At first I thought it was a metaphor for how you felt. But then got to the end and was pleasantly surprised by the amusing ending. This is how gum feels ha, good stuff.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is very funny and brought a smile to my face as I read it. It is a great metaphor for what life often does to us a lot of the time. Great job!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on August 23, 2011
Last Updated on August 23, 2011
Tags: Juicy Fruit, Rant, Humor


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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