Sunday, February 15, 2009

bad apple



bad apple 1



by bonita a. dapple



yeah, he was a bad apple

just be-ing what he would


though rotten to the core, the local worms just called him “good”




through dis-array and death’s decay he then became a seed


and then (of course), without remorse, a resurrection: tree


and then (again), like an old friend, he bore a bounty: fruit


yeah, he was a bad apple, a bad apple in his youth








1. martineau, leonard. (9-24.4-2004). book 34: sunny sky. © 2008 www.wellnesseducation.us (poem of the day, 24 september). graphic from microsoft clipart.







2 comments:

  1. This is so true of life, of growing up.....
    Thanks Lenny!
    Sonia

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  2. Thank you, Sonia!

    That thoem wrote itself in 2004, and seems to soften the apparent boundaries between things like "bad/good" & "right/wrong."

    As they say in "A Course In Miracles," a miracle is defined as "a shift in perspective."
    :)

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