Magnificent, Masqueraded Mangoes

March 27, 2017
By anya5678 GOLD, Delafield, Wisconsin
anya5678 GOLD, Delafield, Wisconsin
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On April 9th the mango snaps, plucked from the tree. But
it takes two weeks of preparation for the perfect premiere.
On April 9th, Maisy plans a pristine outfit for the ball. But
it takes two weeks of preparation for the perfect premiere.
Her mango sits on the counter, next to the fruit bowl, ripening.
She anticipates the first glimpse—craving the result.
Her magical mask sits on her dresser as she stares at the delicate designs dance on her dress.
She anticipates the first glimpse—craving the result.
Golden, orange and ripe, on
the morning of April 23rd.
Giddy, excited and nervous, on
the morning of April 23rd.
As she’s slicing into the succulent mango,
she realizes the marvelous view.
As she’s sliding on the sparkly shoes and zippering up the delicate dress,
she realizes the marvelous view.
The mature juicy mango looks luscious;
The crucial first sight.
The car pulls up and the girl walks into the ball—mask on;
The crucial first sight.
Fruit lovers wish they could get their hands on this mango.
After two weeks of preparation, the mango is magnificent.
Friends want to know who’s the girl behind the mask. They wish for her dress.
After two weeks of preparation, Maisy is magnificent.


The author's comments:

This poem is comparing a regular teenage girl getting ready for a masquerade ball, to a ripening mango.


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