Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Featured Poem for August 2012

'Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana'

by Neal Zetter


What’s the longest fruit you’ve seen?
Found in milkshake, yoghurt and ice cream
When they’re on my plate I lick it clean
A tremendous taste
Too good to waste
Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana

You’ll slip upon their slimy skin
So put the peel into the bin
What word doesn’t stop after it begins?
Simply unending
I’m always bending my
Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana

You can mash them
You can squash them
You can squish them
You can gulp them
You can fry them
You can spread them
You can pound them
You can pulp them
When I ask what food you’ve had today
I’m hoping that you’re going to say
Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana

Monkeys eat them at the zoo
They’re yellow and black not orange and blue
Ideal in soup or in a stew
They’re versatile
Shaped like a smile
Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana

Buy them buy the kilo, pound or bunch
Stick them in your sandwich box for lunch
They’re the ideal snack when it comes to the crunch
Travelling all the way from Jamaica
What fruit’s got a name that’s a record breaker?
Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana

Before you get some from the store
Shout out this poem’s title once more
Ba nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana.


© Copyright Neal Zetter 2012. Please do not use without the poet’s permission.
 
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