Bite Me (A Poem)

I was going through some old files today and found this short poem (one of the few I've written) from a few years ago.

I had two thoughts. Firstly, I should write some more of this stuff (but not necessarily this stuff even though it's a good release) and secondly, I should share it here on HubPages.

So here it is! Enjoy.


Bite me!

Bite me!
‘Cause I offer free samples
I hope you’ll like me

I don’t scream out to you from the shelf
But I’m not invisible either
I might look a little rough around the edges
But touch me and you’ll discover I’m actually soft on the inside.

My essence is sweet, not too rich
I’ll always have a warm centre
Even though you keep me outside
(Hold me closer…I won’t bite.)

Warning: may contain nuts!!

Maybe you’ll spit me out
(Am I a little too crunchy? A little too round? Don’t like my brand?)
If you think I taste a little funny, it’s often intentional.

If I don’t sit well with you, that’s really unfortunate.
You’ve probably rushed through the experience and didn’t enjoy it.
Maybe you’re allergic to me or we just don’t share the same taste.
But that doesn’t mean there’s anything at all wrong with my ingredients.

Bite me!
‘Cause I offer free samples
But only one per customer
I hope you’ll like me
If you don’t… bite me!


© 2005, Marco Fratelli

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Bailey Kalita 7 years ago

Wow that's a very impressive poem! I myself write a bit and you inspired me to put it on here. Thanks for the inspiration!


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Bailey!! I appreciate that!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I really liked this poem, Marco. It a paradoxical poem if there is such a thing...Wait, you just wrote one, so it does exist! :D Thanks, Marco for fun poem.


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

Cheers bro :)


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noelr 7 years ago from New York

I really liked it. Very clever. And you're right, you should write more of this "stuff".


kaceybabe 7 years ago

im rather impressed with your poem :) x


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

Aw thanks noelr & kaceybabe :)


Eva Hansson 7 years ago

I love it, may have to try a little cathartic poem like this myself. When I was too young to understand, I told my mom to bite me when I was in the supermarket. BTW, she wouldn't buy me gum (lol). I was quite surprised by her very unpleasant reaction to what I thought was innocent banter. So, I always have a little snicker when I see the phrase.


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Eva, I wrote it to see if anyone would bite. lol :)


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC

Awesome poem, thanks for sharing it!!


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Madison22 :P


ralwus 7 years ago

I quit biting when I had to have all my teeth pulled, I could mebbe gum you and will obviously avoid any nuts.


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

bahaha, that doesn't sound very inviting i'm afraid ralwus!


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stricktlydating 7 years ago from Australia

Very cute poem! Love it!


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks stricktlydating =)


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Absolutely loved this! Too cute!

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