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Ripest Apples

March 10, 2010
By chrisoulakat PLATINUM, Tinley Park, Illinois
chrisoulakat PLATINUM, Tinley Park, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Stop waiting and be free. Of me- put me deep inside you and then go out in the world and live. Love the world and yourself in it, move through it offers no resistance, as though the world is your natural element." -The Time Traveler's Wife

Why do i choose the ripest apples that fall off the tree easily?
Is it because I'm too short to reach for the top, clean apples?
Or is it because the ripest ones always fall in my hands
And i feel bad for them?
It’s like they expect me to care for them,
Even though they’re ripe, to the point where
Nothing can stop them from dying
But I’m still there,
Always by its side wanting the apple to survive
No matter how rusty or ugly it is.
I know it won’t thank me,
And I’m saving this ripe apple with no returns.
How selfish of me when there’s other clean apples that I can have?
There may even be one that wants to fall off the tree,
But I’m not there because I chose the ripest ones instead.

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