An avocado grew at the top of the tree,
wondering what his life would be.
Each day he watched the sun pass by
as he grew up toward the sky.
His skin grew thick and shiny black
he started to droop and fell back.
He saw birds perch and start to swarm,
he didn't want holes in his perfect form.
His limb began to stretch down, down
and the avocado bent toward the ground.
Finally the avocado shouted out Wheee!
As he jumped off from that tree.
Can you hear him singing, Ole, Ole,
as he gets smashed for guacamole?
Oh dear, I'm being silly again. I couldn't think what to write about, but I have some potato stickers Debbie Ohi sent me from the book she illustrated--I'M BORED. Debbie gives personality to a potato, and the stickers say "Power to the Potato." I think you're lucky I didn't spring a potato poem on you today. But a grocery ad from the newspaper was sitting right here with jumbo Hass avocados on sale for 99 cents. (It was a toss up between the avocado and the grapefruit--same price.) I thought I'd have more fun trying to rhyme that "o" on the end of avocado. But then look what I did. I put avocado in the middle of lines so I didn't have to rhyme. But I did like rhyming "Ole" with guacamole.
OK, here is your challenge for today, can you write a poem about a fruit or vegetable? Have fun. I'd love to see your creations in the comments below.
Poetry Friday is being hosted today at MAINELY WRITE.