What are you? - a poem

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Banana Soliloquy

What are you?


Your color is yellow

My daughter loves to eat you

What are you?


She needs to supply

The missing words

But finds it hard to do


I told her you eat it daily

Yet her mind is a melee

And scratch her head in perplexity


Oh, banana, banana

She forgot the name

In her native tongue


Thus, she receives a reprimand

I find it hilarious in the long run,

And make an ode, woe be gone …


This thought pops up to me when I introduce her the word "saging" in our dialect. I find it funny that she finds it hard to answer in which it is her favorite food.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

wow.. i loved it more than just cute :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Really a wonderful write--light- hearted, and just lovely!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Frank...lol...yeah, i had fun writing this one...thank you...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Audrey...hehehe...so unlikely of me, yet i enjoy writing this one...thank you...


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Fun poem! :)

Bananas are yummy, I'm more of an apple. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Kind of. I like the color and crunch.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

cute poem, racin. I can't eat bananas anymore. My doctor says they're natures candy and not very healthy


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yeah Linda...they're so yummy, yet acidic...thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Justin!!!raw bananas can't be eaten without other foods for they are acidic...have a great day Justin!take care always!!!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Loved the picture and was curious about how that had anything to do with the title. Loved the poem... drew me right in!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This was and cute too.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

it's an answer to my daughter's question and inspires me to write something about it...thank you for visiting barber girl...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Susan...a poem inspired by my young daughter...


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Heheheh so really cute raciniwa, Thank you for the lovely share


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

i'm glad to make you smile today...have a great day...and you're welcome...


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Really cute poem, and I love the pictures.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

There she goes again , making others smile !......:-}


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you truthfor now...have a pleasant day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello ahorseback...glad to make you smile...


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Lovely and cute, voted up


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you girishpuri for visiting...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Nice to find this one of yours to enjoy. Thanks.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Demas...enjoy your day...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Demas...enjoy your day...


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DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

nice lines, can be used in the grade school. thank you.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Don...yes, it's is really on the standpoint of my grade II daughter...


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epigramman 4 years ago

...no matter what color you chose to write about - you are just awesome in the rainbow of your writing - so witty so endearing and so very charming - lake erie time 6:19pm and sending you warm wishes and good energy


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you for that wonderful and heartwarming poem...receiving your good energy and sending back to you...have a great night...


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DREAM ON 4 years ago

Bananas put a smile on my face.I love them with cereal.I love them plain.I love them with ice cream.I am bananas for your hub What Are You ?


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

i do love bananas too...yet, i love mangoes more...but my daughter doesn't get tired of eating bananas...thank you dream on for visiting...take care?

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