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The Art of Eating An Apple (Romantic Poem)

Updated on January 21, 2017

The Beauty of Unconditional Love

Can you recite a poem from something as simple as the one you love eating an apple? If you can, that love is truly magical. It’s in those sweet little moments for better or worse, that you realize the depth of your love for someone.

I came up with this poem thinking about a moment with someone I loved, and I could describe it so well. I remember the day, and I remember how just eating that red juicy fruit in front of me, somehow brought desire, love, infatuation, even jealousy, because I’m pretty sure no one has ever watched me do a simple thing like that and think, "God; I love that girl!” Nevertheless, unconditional love is like that isn’t it? It doesn’t matter if it is reciprocated back.

I started writing this poem through my memories of that certain day, and as I wrote, images of the Adam and Eve story came to mind as well; the forbidden fruit! I think I thought about it, because my desire for this person felt dirty and forbidden. However, in another way, it was beautiful with love and magic attached. You know how it feels when you are so entranced with something or someone, and the whole world around you seems to disappear, magic right? Well, the art of my certain someone eating an apple came to mind. I hope you like it.


Unconditional Love is Delicious

I just want to watch you eat

an apple again, a simple

pleasure that fed my hunger


I’m sure you didn’t notice

my complete admiration

with this. You sat in front

of me not noticing my


Even so, I noticed your face

with every bite you took,

every juicy drip you sucked

off your bottom lip.

Your strong way of eating in

this way, and never realizing

I was studying every move

you made.

Then stopping conversation

and walking to the kitchen, as

you returned to sitting in front of

me with another fruit forbidden.

As I watched your jaws contracting

with every crunchy bite, the

beauty of such subtle pleasure

made me smile with delight.

It was then in that moment.

I knew my heart was lost. I

was hopelessly entranced,

in love with your faults.

Did you like this poem? Have you ever felt entranced with someone in a simple way?

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© 2016 Missy Smith


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    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      It's nice to hear from you today, Faith. It's been a little while now. I hope all is well with you and your family.

      Thank you for the lovely comment, and I'm very happy you liked my poem. I'm glad several have told me that it is easily relateable. I always hope for that. I always want people to relate to my thoughts and feelings. :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Missy, this poem is phenomenal and your visual prompt of the apple is really cool. Yes, I think we've all been fixated on someone in such a manner and you brought it home in such a creative poem. Lovely!

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, my friend! And I am honored to call you that, Frank! :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I'm super pleased that you think so, Deb. Thank you!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      I agree with Jodah's comment.. nonetheless you come well prosed and well prepared when you write your poetry.. awesome, my friend :)

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent work. The ending was perfect. This could not have been any better.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Something tells me my poem wasn't deep enough for your taste, Manatita. Lol. :)

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      3 years ago from london

      I do not know that we can confine love or even desire. It arises in the strangest places and in both sentient and insentient life. The apple is a powerful symbol of your description. Cool poem, Nice music.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, MizBejabbers. I'm so happy you like my poetry. :)

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      3 years ago from Beautiful South

      Missy, I can relate to the poem. I felt this way about my special someone when we were dating, and I glanced over at his profile while we were watching a movie. That moment was like your watching someone eating an apple. Love your poetry.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      This is very true, Swalia. Love is certainly Grand! Thank you for your kind words today. :)

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      It's so nice seeing your comment today, Chitrangada. Love is a beautiful thing. My wish is that everyone will start getting back to living life with love becoming the focus of everything they do in their daily routine. I really think it is the most important thing. It's what we need more of in this great big world. Thank you for reading my poem! :)

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      That's so lovely, Venkat. I'm happy you found love like this. It is special, and if you can love someone in this way, I think it is truly inspiring in a world that has lost touch with what completely loving someone means. Take care my friend, and thank you! :)

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Hey John, I think I was in the writing mood this weekend, and I can't believe I found time to do so as much as I did. I've posted like three hubs; I believe, within four days; two on the same day. This last poem, I wrote in like twenty minutes, then I found some pictures that worked well with it and posted it just like that. I like to keep it simple sometimes, and this is one time I did that; not giving too much thought with the presentation of it, just go with the gut. I'm glad you liked it, because that means that my gut was right. :)

      As far as the theme of unconditional love; love like that is great, especially if it is felt back from the other person. However, this love I talk about is the love I told you about in my comment on another hub. The man who told me to get lost in not those exact words, but you probably know who I am talking about. It's funny that I can still love him, but that's how I know what I feel for him is unconditional, besides knowing that from that day he was eating apples in front of me. I see the good side in him. I know the stresses he has in his daily life, and I can forgive him of his nasty words. However, even though I love him this way, it isn't always meant to be. Now, I can only wish him the best, and pray that his life finds happiness. Peace my friend. I'll stop by your page soon. :)

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 years ago from India

      Such a beautiful poem!

      When we are in love, every little action and every word spoken or unspoken means so much.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Excellent work and I liked the way you connected your poem with the Adam and Eve story.

      How imaginative and how relevant!

      I can relate to this--When you are in love with someone even the small or simple acts attract you to that person.

      Wonderful poem and great hub! Have a lovely day!

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's great, Missy. I can think of some such moments experienced by me during watching my dearest doing very simple things like this. I experienced the innocence, childishness, etc. in those actions and fell in love. It's a great experience to watch such things. Thanks for this wonderful hub.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Missy, you know how I voted, right? What seems like the simplest acts and nonsensical things can inspire the most vivid poetry. I could feel the unconditional love you portrayed through your wonderful words. Beautiful work. I am anxious to publish another hub...currently working on a poem..but I have another outside paying project that has top priority. Hope to post soon. Have a great week.


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