Deliciously Red

Deliciously Red

I’m a humble little apple hanging happily on my tree
But I’m worried in case someone wants to pick me off for free
I know I look appealing in my beautiful bright red skin
And people want to eat me as they think I’ll keep them thin

I really don’t want to be picked, I’m not quite ready to free fall
People think I’ll keep them healthy so that doctors won’t need to call
I’m crisp and sweet and juicy and have a satisfying crunch
I fear someone will scrump me and plate me up for lunch

I had hoped that I’d stay hidden by all the green leaves on my tree
But one by one the Autumn season is setting them all free
I’m exposed to all the elements, the sun, the wind, the rain
I think my days are numbered, my loss will be someone’s tasty gain

So I must put my brave face on and enjoy my last few days
To bathe in nature’s glory and be enriched with sunshine rays
Time now for me to accept my fate, no longer shall I be humble
I’ll try my best to be so sweet in someone’s delicious Apple Crumble

©️Karen Stoker 17/10/18

About the author

Kes
5130 Up Votes
I love to write the odd poem when inspired by some event or happening in my own life or that of my family and friends. I usually just write poems for my own pleasure, but I have enjoyed sharing a few of my efforts on Silversurfers and have received some wonderful comments from the community. I enjoy watching Rugby Union. I call myself a 'Hobby Colourist' and enjoy the work of the inky black and white artist Johanna Basford, and I also dabble in photography, in a very amature pastime kind of way.

More from Kes

The Garden Centre Christmas Shop
By Kes
The Garden Centre Christmas Shop Trees of every size and shape Some are real, and some are...
Read More
Festive Airs and Graces
By Kes
I felt inspired to put this poem together after over hearing some snippets of a conversation in a...
Read More
The Past, Unstuck
By Kes
The Past, Unstuck The rain keeps on coming, so hard and fast Just how long is it going to...
Read More
Gremlin Grexit
By Kes
Gremlin Grexit Facebook posts keep disappearing It’s those pesky Gremlins I am sure Mr...
Read More
If you enjoyed reading this, show your appreciation to the author with a thumbs up! 18

Kes would love your feedback, please leave your comments below:

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password
Kes
21st Mar 2019
0
Thanks for voting!
Thank you so much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it.
Silversurfer9
21st Mar 2019
0
Thanks for voting!
Love it, it really appeals to me
Janbd
24th Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
SpennellsPensioner
23rd Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
Great poetry, well done Karen.
Kes
23rd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
Thank you very much for reading my poem and for you lovely comment. Much appreciated.
Wendy16
22nd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
I never thought an apple would move me Karen. Beautifully written poem. Well done xxx
Kes
23rd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
Thank you Wendy for reading my poem and your comment. I hope it didn't shake you to the 'core'. Haha.
mrspaulinepatton
22nd Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
Kes
23rd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
I appreciate your comment very much Pauline. Thank you for reading my poem.
PaulineH749
22nd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
I love poems like that, would I be able to share it on my facebook page please so my grandchild can see it? I look forward to reading more
Kes
23rd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
Glad you enjoyed it Pauline. I have no objection to you sharing my poem with your family and friends, as long as I am credited as author. Thank you so much for reading it.
PaulineH749
23rd Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
Yes of course you are named as the author
WendyT26
21st Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
Well done you .more to u than meets the eye !
Kes
21st Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
Thank you Wendy, for reading my prose and for your lovely comment.
raybork
18th Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
I enjoyed reading your poem. Well written!
Kes
21st Oct 2018
0
Thanks for voting!
Thanks very much Raybork, for reading my poem and for your really nice comment.
Yodama
18th Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
Loved your poem Karen, poor apple hanging bravely on, Apple crumble? What an ignominious end for a delicious red!
Kes
18th Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
Thanks for reading my poem and your comment. Sweet apple means less sugar in the pud.
1
Thanks for voting!
Another wonderful poem Karen 🙂
Kes
18th Oct 2018
1
Thanks for voting!
Thank you Sally and thanks for the lovely header graphic.

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

Showcase your literature

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password
Click here to visit the showcase home page