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All Hail The Great Sultana

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All Hail The Great Sultana


Consider the sultana

The jewel in my porridge

It’s not the kind of fruit

That you can just go out and forage

It started out in life

A bulbous juicy grape

But sat out in the sun too long

And now it’s changed it’s shape


It’s dark, wizened and wrinkled

Like it’s fallen from your nose

And probably looks like your granny

When she’s taken off her clothes

It doesn’t rate too highly

In the fruity good look stakes

But it’s a real superstar

When you’re baking Christmas cakes


It spices up a curry

And it’s vital for a scone

(and that’s the real way to pronounce it

For those of you who like a moan!)

Mothers stick it in your lunchbox

In case you want a snack to eat

And it goes well in your muesli

Cos it’s really, really sweet


So you can keep your massive melons

And your berries black and blue

Your apples, pears and pomegranates

Strawberries and raspberries too

When you want to get the job done

I have to say the top banana

Is the ugly little super-fruit

All hail the great sultana




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Ian Whiteley

Sat 25th Apr 2020 16:04

*groan* MC ?you're raisin' your game

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 25th Apr 2020 16:01

The best example of currant(?!) affairs at this time! ?

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 25th Apr 2020 15:16

thanx for the 'likes' and comments good people. I'm pleased it struck a chord.
It was an enjoyable write too - amongst all this doom and gloom. NaPoWriMo does take you into some pleasing directions some days (if you let it).
I do appreciate you all for commenting ? stay safe

<Deleted User> (17847)

Fri 24th Apr 2020 22:14

" The jewel in my porridge " ? love it! but not as much as the chemicals I get in my pot noodle! ?

great poem per!


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Fri 24th Apr 2020 18:33

Loved it. Delicious in a curry. Alas, I am that Granny.

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John Coopey

Fri 24th Apr 2020 15:17

We’ve good raisins to believe this true.And “scone” = “moan”. Quite right. “Scons” are for the horsey set.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 24th Apr 2020 13:11

Very enjoyable - like its subject! We should ALL be encouraged to
eat more fruit and enjoy its benefits. Credit to this blog for including
the names of other valuable assets to our health/well-being.

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