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by TJ
Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2157127
Ode to a kumquat
Well, I ate me a kumquat 'bout two hours ago
That ol' kumquat was special, n' here's how I know
It's because I ain't never ate kumquats before
But I found 'em on sale at the grocery store

Now, it's been sixty-seven long years, give or take
Since the day I was born - no, that ain't no mistake
Hey I've ate me some pretty weird things in my life
An' if you don't believe me, then go ask the wife

She will tell you there ain't much that I wouldn't eat
All the fruits n' the veggies. All kinds o' dead meat
Lotsa cookies n' doughnuts n' pickles n' beans
The unhealthiest smorgasbord you've ever seen

Got a whole bucket list, n' I thought I was done
But the bittersweet kumquat's my new number one
As I wonder to whom many thanks be bestowed
I read, "Product of Spain" underneath the barcode

So I'm fixin' to write me this ode to kumquats
As I sing out in praise o' these things that I bought
Well they tickle my taste buds in such a nice way
Wanna shout to the whole world, n' yell, "WOO HOO, eh?"

Well they're loaded with fibre and Vitamin C
Though they don't really look that appealing to me
But ya can't judge a book by it's cover, my friends
Now I'm eating kumquats to the bittersweet end

So dear kumquat I'm writing this ode just for you
An' I'm sorry it took so dang long finding you
What a cryin' shame it would've been if instead
They served 'em at my Wake, when I'm already dead

This has been, "Ode To Kumquats". I wrote it last night
whilst stuffing my face with these earthly delights
I can't tell if they're orange, or yellow, or green
But they're dandy, mouth-watering, peachy n' keen
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