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Which Fruits in My Basket

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Which Fruits in My Basket

When asked what in my basket I would take
of any kind of fruit; well, here’s the truth.
I much prefer my fruit in pie or cake,
or chocolate covered for my sweety tooth.

No apples, peaches, pears or plums for me.
I find bananas boring. Am I sick?
Of all the fruits that grow upon a tree,
there hardly is a one I'd want to pick.

A mango slithers like an eel; I gag!
And though papaya can be rather sweet,
exotic fruits of which the natives brag
are just “ok.” I’ll stay with my red meat.

Just melon, grapes or cherries in my basket
and can you make them seedless if I ask it?

By Andrea Dietrich For PD's November Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 1/4/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Very good read.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your "November Poem" contest win Andrea. Love, Carol

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 12/22/2012 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    now Ms Dietrich, I have to give a reposse, to your poem on behalf of fruit lovers, thus; Of fruits we will disagree I love then for breakfast, even for tea. I love my apples, peaches and pear Watermelons, coconuts, and guavas No fear! I eat a cherry, then a plum And suck on star apples until the milk is done. (diversity in us all)
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:08:00 PM
    An excellent poem to win in the Contest. In my basket you will rarely find red meat. Doctors order. All sorts of fruits both exotic and non exotic are what I live on. Yet you and I share the same taste in poetry. Thanks for your charming comments on my poem My Poetry. I am blushing. Love. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 9:58:00 PM
    Yes I only like a few fruits too and do not go for the exotic ones. A question to ask you-where do you find the featured poets of the month or do they not do that anymore? love phyl

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 4:54:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 3:31:00 PM
    a delightful write Andrea....congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 3:23:00 PM
    Oh yeah!...And make my meat bloody rare while you're at it...so a sonnet can be funny too, huh?...Got the books but have been down sick and still trying to work...no chance for a proper read yet but looking forward - Tim

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Yeee haaa! Congrats, Andrea! OMW! I can't believe I am squeaking out an hour to read at the soup today...what fun!!!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Wonderful and classic write,Andrea..Awesome piece and intriguing .Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest...Kudos to you,my dear friend....

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:19:00 AM
    A very beautiful sonnet which is so delightful one to read tonight my dear friend, Andrea! Many congratulations on your awesome win! big hugs and love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on yet another win Andy xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:41:00 PM
    Andrea, . Congratulations :-) with your winning poem.. Thank you for the awesome NOVEMBER'S poem entry..always~PD

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Melons..! seedless.." No can't do it..! I can send you some seedless grapes; I'll Have to roll them flat to save on the air Freight Andrea.." (you'll get more to the pound though) best wishes in P D's contest..!

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Offered fruit or chocolate, I will take chocolate every time. Is this not a fruity rhyme? Good show. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Lovely write! My mouth is watery reading through your list of assorted fruits.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 12:36:00 AM
    well this tasty treat is beyond deliciously tempting .. Ron now wants to place his order for all u wrote of luv .. drooling with anticipation this poem is a yummy delight from u Andrea .. Queen of Sonnet poetry ..mmmmmm..

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 2:42:00 PM
    Tomato, tomato, neither will you take. For I've never heard of either one ever being in a cake. And as for chocolate covered, now that's a big mistake. I guess you only really want a great big juicy steak. :) Got some A-1. :)

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 2:11:00 PM
    They say you are what you eat, well if i was to go on what you write in your poetry, your going pretty good.. love this poem too!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:41:00 PM
    lol, had a chuckle here, Andrea. Ugh, a slithering mango doesn't sound very nice - glad I've never had it

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 6:29:00 AM
    All the sweet fruits my dear Andrea.. No Mangos?? Hope your Sunday is a good one.. hugs n luv Michael

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