The Apple Tree

by Ben Pickard   Sep 18, 2017

It was beneath the apple tree
My darling girl once said to me:
"Will you be fair? Will you be true?
And can I give my heart to you?"

"How dare you ask!" I answered back.
"What is it that you think I lack?
Of course you can, my maiden fair -
How can you be so unaware
Of just what lengths I'd go for you?
It pains me that you never knew!"

Her face went soft and with a smile,
I knew that in a little while,
This battle would decide the war
And she'd be mine forever more!
So I persisted - drove it home -
I wouldn't leave this point alone.

"Face the dragon - face its flames -
Smote the wind and dry the rain!
Climb the hills, and cross the brooks;
Make songbirds from those deathly rooks.
I'll slide the rainbow down to ground
And all those tales that there abound
Of gold and silver - treasure sunk -
Will come to life and I'll debunk
Those doubters who did not believe
And underneath this apple tree,
I'll fight and make you mine at last -
A noble and a knightly task!"

And then my love was struck down dead -
An apple fell upon her head.


Ben Pickard 2017


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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Sherry Caayupan

    Nice poem...I loved this one! :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Mini

    Loved this

  • 1 month ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I love it and it made me smile. Take care

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Ben this just rolls off the tongue effortlessly. It's clever and paints such a picture and the ending is genius! Loved it! :-)

  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    This is astounding Ben as always. It moved me in that you were laying your ass on the line then I just laughed at the end because the apple just killed the moment - I could just picture the unfortunate case of events going down paparazzi at the ready for you've been framed lol

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Glad you liked it, Em. Comedy isn't my usual thing, lol

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