The Tomato

The Tomato

[An edible fruit which belongs to the Nightshade family]

 

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You may have noticed my most recent verse
Might make you think I am obsessed
By nature’s gifts of veg and fruit
God’s contribution to our good

Poems of praise of apple and carrot
And unless tomatoes be forgot
Cast your eyes upon this bowl
As these glorious reds I now extol

I am told their family is nightshade
But there is no need to be afraid
These tomatoes are not the deadly kind
And they should never be maligned

So simply admire their visual charms
And far from causing any harm
Your taste buds will soon know the measure
Of a crop that brings you such great pleasure

Ken Fisher

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