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Oranges - by: Linda Law
by Linda Law

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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Everything I do is connected to food...

I love oranges.  I love watermelon.  I love food with color
Memories gone by, seem to come to me like tasting sweets
I saw Jesus in the Watermelon Patch when I was eleven
He touched me and let me cry and laugh and gave me peace

When I was young, the sack of juicy bright oranges called
and I was given only one, so I traded paperdolls for another
Fingers were numb from drawing and cutting those dolls

While the taste of sticky gooey juice was worth the trials

Growing up, married and with child...looked like a Watermelon
was growing inside of me; cravings 0 cravings...woe is me
Thank goodness each child was perfect, looked like dad
Can you imagine them walking with green skin and red innards!

Went for an interview, a job for me....and what do I see?
A giant Orange Tree dripping with fruit, it's an Omen yippee
Three on the ground, pick them up...they're for me...
Is that stealing..or is it a gift, that only I can agree?

Didn't get the job, I wasn't right she said; but we hit it off
right from the start....what is meant to be will be.....
Confessed to the theft of those ripe juicy oranges
"Oh, please take all that you want...let me get you a sack..

You would think these oranges were solid gold instead
She offered a strange container, it was all she had you see

STuffed it with oranges then zipped it closed...Smiling indeed
By the time I got home, I'd peeled, eaten and was full

Laughing and thinking...how oranges seem to affect me
I took the container, and rolled it inside....It used to be
for Barbie, but now it's for me....Clear plastic top with
stars in glitter, Fluffy pink fur all around the square box

It's a suitcase on wheels that fits ten oranges within
Didn't get the job, but it's the memory that counts
Gained fruit of all kind in this interview... met an angel on
earth whom God has blessed, She gave me something
simple I'm sure she thinks.... to me the connection is


Stronger than that.... Jesus sends me oranges when He
is near; and knows they are the way to my heart when
sad and in fear... It wasn't the oranges that lifted me that
day, it was the niceness of the lady who God sent my way..

A gift is how we see it and take what is offered;
Thank goodness I love oranges instead of Snickers or I'd
waddle to this computer when I have the urge to share
Who says I'm a poet.... If it tastes good it's me.....






 

 


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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/16/2010
Oranges are my favoirte fruit. Great write.
hug
Kathy
Reviewed by Linda Law 3/5/2010
I wrote a story for my book, called "Bottomless Bag" and oranges are how this story originated..a true miracle in our lives, which is one of the reasons that I guess I place so much love in this juicy, delicious fruit! I live near orchards and I see this fruit everywhere...and now I live in a community where Citrus trees are plentiful! Imagine having a delicious, cold, sweet Ruby Red Grapefruit for breakfast as often as I like. The orange trees are overflowing with fruit, and it breaks my heart to see them on the ground...but we eat them often. We also have lemon trees and they are in many sizes, fat and juicy, and great for lemonade! I learned to squeeze them into a concentrate, pour them into plastic zip bags and in the summer I make fresh lemonade from the frozen concentrate! I've taught many in our community this great treat, and now we share zip bags of fresh orange juice, lemon juice and grapefruit juice! Glad you all enjoyed this little poem. Hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/9/2009
A fine tribute to a delightful fruit, Linda. I have always loved oranges. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/9/2009
What a wonderful and lively write, I LOVE watermelons too
Reviewed by Donnie Madden (Reader) 5/5/2009
Linda,

Speaking of oranges,,,I went to the Doctor yesterday and he told me that I needed to change my eating habit. He told me to think color when I ate, like green beans, carrots, corn, red apple and oranges, squash and yellow bell pepper, turnips greens. So I drove home and open a bag of M & M and I feel better already. Just kidding I do love oranges and I have an orange tree in my back yard which had 186 oranges on it last year. I have not counted them this year yet but I don't think it will top last year.

Thank for an orangeeee poem... Huggs to You......Donnie
Reviewed by 000 000 5/5/2009
You are so wonderful! Your word and simple pleasures in life!
Reviewed by Linda Settles 5/5/2009
So...on a rotten day we get fresh oranges! Thanks for this bit of poetic wisdom.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/5/2009
Love this little story lesson that you offered us tonigth..well done Linda.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 5/5/2009
From the hand of Jesus, fruit from God instead of processed foods. There was an orange grove across the street from where we lived when I was a child. Visits to that grove helped me become an orange lover too. Of course, I slipped for a few years eating too much candy but I returned to the food God gave for us to eat thirty years back.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/5/2009
hee, hee, hee... I can just see that fluffy glittered bag full of oranges... hee, hee, hee...
You know how I feel about oranges, but I am happy that the Lord sent that special message for you today. :~)

Hugs,
Cryssa
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