peaches

April 17, 2011
By no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
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peach
staple of my youth
orchard across the road
at 8, i'm scared to dare take a
toe
off the curb
even with big brother's hand to hold
dirt scent in the air
but it's the sweet that lingers
in my mind
juicy
ripe
orangey-flesh
take a bite
sweet
soft
fuzzy
yummy
the perfect summertime treat
they cut that orchard down
only months later
and i was too afraid
to cross that road
it would have made a difference
would it?
there's no sweet in the spring air
just the stink of pollution


The author's comments:
This was the loss of a staple of my childhood, there was a peach orchard across the street from my neighborhood and they cut it down to make way for a hideous development of houses.

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on Nov. 28 2011 at 8:52 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

dang society..can't they leave nature alone? but great poem!!

on Jun. 16 2011 at 9:03 pm
YellowJacket BRONZE, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be"
-Voltare

I love the vivid imagery and illustration of loss in this poem!

 



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