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Those Crazy Pole Beans

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Those Crazy Pole Beans

This is a mostly true story!

A few years ago in central Arkansas
I planted a garden among rich fertile soil
Followed seed packet directions as though written by law
Believing better results came from sweat and toil

Tomatoes and peppers and something called pole beans
Potatoes and onions, colors of corn, I've never seen
Always ended up with mud on the knees of my jeans
Slowly through the dark earth peeked petals of green

Weeks later everything looked just as though I thought it should
And I hoped everything would taste just as good
But those pole beans kept growing like you've never seen
And started making lovely huge beans of green

I had to build a fence to hold them up
Every day they grew another foot taller before sunup
The only way I could pick them was from the top of my ladder
I tell ya', no red head from Ireland has ever been madder!

*note...I am part Irish with red tints in my hair..no insults intended....

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:25:00 AM

    Love this humorous write. Love the last line. I could visualize you standing on the top rung of a ladder stretching out to pick beans. You put a smile on my face today. I also see that It was a winner. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 6:54:00 AM

    This was fun to read Donna.I'm so glad I decided to take a read of your older poems.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:58:00 PM

    Congrats on your great win..I knew it was going to be a winner..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/17/2013 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara just something silly...
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:50:00 AM

    Such the lass from Ireland sure... fishin' & pickin' part o'the lure... you're visit to me "Damn Bird" duly noted... mayhap in rime ye'll soon be thus quoted... I think one o'me pen a'time ago may for ye be apropos... find "Faere Lass"... SeaWolf

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/17/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by and I shall do so promptly!
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:46:00 PM

    Congratulations on a fine win, well deserved, Donna! Always, Annalise

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/15/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank yo Annalise...you are so kind to always stop by... blessings
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:07:00 PM

    Hello Donna, Congratulations, :-), with your awesome, Irish Poems ... xox~PD

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/14/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by my silly lil thing....always your admirer...Donna
  1. Date: 2/12/2013 2:28:00 PM

    So much fun Donna!! Many congrats!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/14/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much.....
  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:21:00 AM

    Belated congratulations on your win Donna luv xx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/12/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well it was really a silly thing I had fun with...can't believe I won anything! Thank yo soooooooo much......have a great day
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:09:00 PM

    Such a cute story! Congrats on your win, Donna! Love, Kim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/11/2013 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hank you Kim...I did enjoy eating them too....
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:51:00 PM

    But how were they from the pot? I love fresh garden green beans. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/11/2013 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just wonderful....I kept the pressure cooker busy for days as well as enjoying many meals of fresh ones with new potatoes and onions...thanks for reading
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:53:00 AM

    love these pole beans here..;)...congrats on your win...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/11/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much and for stopping by
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 3:48:00 PM

    My mom was at least part Irish and she grew up on the Indian reservation in South Dakota. She would have loved this. I've had some friends who were bean poles. Maybe they ate a lot of pole beans. :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe...they are crazy green beans that grow very tall. You have to put poles and fences up for them to grow up.. they grew at least seven foot tall. I have pictures to prove it. It was so funny
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 1:03:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing the moment Donna, and the smile... do not worry about the tint of Irish... and red hair... ha to me you glow... always~ LINDA

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sooo very nice...appreciate it....am Irish-Cherokee mix...quite a combo....blessings
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:59:00 PM

    Enjoyed the humor in this one..I got a chuckle..Reads like a winning entry in the contest..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara...just trying to have a little fun...blessings
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:52:00 AM

    Ha!...Sounds a bit like a true Jack-in-the-beanstalk account...thank you for your footle comment thus: 'You are a talented poet and from your picture, you appear to be a perfect picture of pulchritude...so one could hardly blame you for occasionally acting like a Prima: Donna, Donna' (Oh, boy)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wish you could see the pictures I have actually standing on the ladder picking those...it was crazy!!!thanks for stopping by
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:44:00 AM

    This one's a hooty hoot hoot, dear Donna! "maybe I shall just stick with my own style" NO NO NO expand your horizons... you've got the talent! Great big hugs!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Childish imagination maybe...but thanks for your wonderful words always...but these beans were crazy!
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:06:00 AM

    Donna...Lovely last line! :) Good to be proud of your roots! Good luck with this. I just wanted to take a break in this lovely vacation to get in touch and thank you for your lovely support and love the past week! You are a jewel! Hugs!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So sweet. Thanks..just silly I know.. just trying to participate...maybe I shall just stick with my own style...I debate myself....I know not what I do hahahaha
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 9:21:00 AM

    Lol, very good imaging with words. I had no problems visioning this in my mind. Good luck in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie, kind as always....Donna
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:44:00 PM

    Ha ha! This is quite the humorous and lovely write my friend! I loved reading this delightful poem this evening! What an enlightening piece, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/7/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well just a silly something..I'm not good at just sitting down and coming up with subject given....just trying to participate....so thanks