The Last Apple on the Tree

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 The Last Apple on the Tree.                                


I hang alone,

passed by and forgotten.

The wind mocks me as it whispers softly by.

My friends lay scattered before me amongst the autumn leaves;

The sun, once so kind, exposes my long ago unblemished skin,

now mottled and brown.

Rain pummels me; and yet still I hang.

The days pass slowly; darkly.

I have never been displayed,

or proudly polished on a trouser leg; before being devoured.

I am and will forever be;

The last apple on the tree.


© 2018 Taylor Crowshaw

◄ Memories

This Lonely Journey ►


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john short

Tue 6th Nov 2018 09:21

Very poignant. It seems to work on more than one level but it could be about the loneliness of the person who doesn't find a partner (?)

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Trevor Alexander

Wed 31st Oct 2018 15:40

Maybe happy to remain on the tree. Never bitten or bruised, keeping its rosy complexion much longer than its brothers & sisters.

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Rose Casserley

Wed 31st Oct 2018 12:48

more than tasteful Taylor-no chance of this one 'crumbling' from my mind....yes!, I am getting my coat! ?

Rose ?

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Tue 30th Oct 2018 21:30

Even apples have feelings, and this one being lonely makes us suspend disbelief, from twig and leaf !


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Hannah Collins

Tue 30th Oct 2018 21:29

So beautiful.
Will want to read it many times.


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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 30th Oct 2018 14:58

That is it Big pleased you see it...both literal and analogy in symmetry...?

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Tom Doolan

Tue 30th Oct 2018 14:58

Golden and delicious. T :)

Big Sal

Tue 30th Oct 2018 14:52

It's crazy how each and every line can be taken both literally and as an analogy.

Great piece as usual, Taylor.

Hone that craft.?

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Don Matthews

Tue 30th Oct 2018 14:04

A tree without an apple
Could be any tree
Even if it bared lots
It's bare for all to see

The last one it did hang on
Oh so valiantly
Some little blighter picked it
Was saving it for me ?

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Brian Maryon

Tue 30th Oct 2018 08:50

Apples don't fall far from the tree, but yours doesn't want to fall at all! Good one Taylor.

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Tue 30th Oct 2018 08:16

Very tasty.A fruitful and appealing creation Taylor.Well done.

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