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Green Bananas

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Green Bananas

A time is reached in life if one remains Alive to tell the tale: those certain things He once performed routinely, ascertains The notion, habits must desist which brings About awareness: His mortality. Employment ends; Retirement is here. The monthly saving wanes. Frugality submits to lavish tastes. The thirty year Installment loan is paid. But now he’s glum. He now forbears purchasing bananas That are unripe for fear his death may come before they ripen. Shakespeariana Unfolding: Final act that yields a frown: The man’s demise, they ring the curtain down.

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  1. Date: 9/11/2013 8:59:00 PM
    I enjoyed... great ending...Linda

    Ahearn Avatar Albert Ahearn
    Date: 9/12/2013 2:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, Your comment makes it all worthwhile. Thank you.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:20:00 AM
    This describes age. Chukwuemeka

    Ahearn Avatar Albert Ahearn
    Date: 8/22/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chukwue, I hope it does a bit more than just that. Thank you for commenting.
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Debbie, When you're my age those things mentioned in the poem are always in the forefront of the mind. Thanks for commenting.

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:03:00 PM
    A lot to think about here! Light & Love