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My Vastly Underrated Pear

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My Vastly Underrated Pear

We all enjoy the apple, grape and cherry
We all eat the orange, as if it was air
We never forget our favorite berry
But what about the bulging pear?

As I remove the banana from the cut glass
I leave my poor little pear
like countless others, in this worldwide farce
It lies alone in its cut glass lair

I taste the banana, long, firm, almost white
But I see it's mournful green spotted eye
I have finally realized the lonesome plight
Like some old, forgotten half baked pie

I place the Banana down upon the table
and I grip my long forgotten Pear
Like a scene from an old story or fable
I engage the fruit in my lustful stare

I pierce the skin with my long sharp teeth
I hold the fruit, now naked and bare
I re-discover the joy that lied beneath
I am sorry, my vastly underrated pear.


Copyright © Tom Hyam

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 10:42:00 AM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 12:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning spot xx

    Hyam Avatar Tom Hyam
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou Mandy, you truely are a Golden Girl.
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Tom,Congratulations on a job well done. Enjoyed the cute and beautiful baby poems. I hope you do not mind that I embraced the amusement of this contest with my 13 year old son. Always and forever ~ LINDA

    Hyam Avatar Tom Hyam
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankyou Linda, I hope you and your 13 year old enjoyed my meandering mind and soul.
  1. Date: 2/8/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Oh Tom. You never fail to make me laugh.

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 8:46:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing apart of yourself with us in your poetry Tom. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:35:00 PM
    That was fantastic, the way in which you decribe how the pear was as if it was the forbidden fruit, you never had a desire for it, but in the end oh how so sweet! it had favor galore, something you did not expect. I loved this poem, it was well-written.