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If I Were An Apple
Author Unknown


If I were an apple
And grew upon a tree,
I think I’d fall down
On a good boy like me.
I wouldn’t stay there
Giving nobody joy;
I’d fall down at once
And say, “Eat me, my boy.”

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I learnt this poem at pre-school in Surrey nearly 70 years ago. I could only remember the first two lines so to find it here is a joy!
Posted 06/15/2022 08:40 AM
reminds me of climbing into the canopy of the apple trees on the hill - the apples aren't the best but they were all the sweeter for the effort to get them
Posted 10/31/2019 02:07 PM
Wilda Morris:
What fun! And Michael is right - this would be a great prompt poem for a workshop for children.
Posted 10/22/2019 11:09 AM
Reminds me of the Celtic song "Do you love an apple? Do you love a pear? Do you love a laddie with bonnie brown hair?"
Posted 10/21/2019 12:49 PM
Double ha!
Posted 10/21/2019 12:33 PM
Jean Colonomos-1:
Posted 10/21/2019 11:48 AM
I love this! Not only is it charming in its own right but would also be a teaching tool for youth learning to write poetry: "If I were an ________." Develop the lesson from there. Well done, Jayne!
Posted 10/21/2019 08:45 AM

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