Never Liked You

Never Liked You

You are big and 
quite beautiful
to look at
The color of your skin
can sometimes
play trickery
Fooling us to what
is inside
Shades of yellow
and sometimes
Dark red
You sound like
you know who you are
but you confuse us
with your name
You look so sweet
and tantalizing
but you are
invariably sour
and can be quite nasty
I am sad to say
that I have
never liked you
and never will
I don’t know why
others find you
so special
You might be a fruit
but you are no grape
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lisa from Tao Talk is guest hosting
at D'Verse Poets tonight. She has prompted
us to write about food.
Great to have you hosting Lisa!

  30 comments for “Never Liked You

  1. October 2, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Good one! I agree. Never could handle the sour taste of grapefruit.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 7:27 am

      Yes nasty fruit!

      • October 2, 2019 at 7:32 am

        😉

  2. October 2, 2019 at 3:06 am

    I think I am with you…I have to be in the right mood to face a grapefruit…and that is hardly ever!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Never for me! 🤮

  3. October 2, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Lol! Good one, Christine! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Haha! Yes!

  4. October 2, 2019 at 3:20 am

    I share the dislike. Thankfully, we do not get much of grapefruit out here, so it is not forced on us.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 7:22 am

      Yes! It’s right up there with cabbage

  5. October 2, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Nice lines: “You sound like
    you know who you are
    but you confuse us” That does remind me of grapefruit.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Yes! Nothing grape-like about it!!!

  6. October 2, 2019 at 7:37 am

    LOL I was watching a preview for a new movie on Netflix Girls Trip or something like that. Anyways the ladies are all talking and one comes out grabs a grapefruit and goes back. There is one who has no idea what is going on and neither do I when the other two ask if she has never done the grapefruit thing? As the fourth comes and gets another grapefruit. The other three are sitting there and suddenly the guy starts screaming because she had squeezed/gotten some grapefruit on his nether region. I have to watch the movie for sure but this is what your poem reminded me of. Thank you for my morning smile. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

      Ouch! That sounds painful 😖
      Grapefruits are just not good for you! Lol 🤣

      • October 2, 2019 at 8:27 am

        Not at all. If you have Netflix search it the scene is hularious. Jada Smith (can’t spell last name) Queen Latifha and not to sure who the other two are. Looks hilarious. 😂😂😂

      • Christine Bolton
        October 2, 2019 at 9:34 am

        I’m going to check that out! I meant grapefruit juice in the nether region sounded painful 😖 the movie sounds really funny!

      • October 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

        Yes but oh I burst out laughing.

  7. October 2, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Christine your poem reminds me of a couple of Thanksgivings ago, when I made a mixed fruit salad of grapes, strawberries, apples, and yes, the dreaded grapefruit. It genuinely surprised me when nobody went near the salad. Finally, my daughter in-law, bless her heart, said, “None of us likes grapefruit.” I love the end of your poem:
    “You might be a fruit
    but you are no grape”

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      Too funny Lisa! Living here in Florida we all have an abundance of citrus trees in our yards. Many have grapefruit trees but they cannot give the produce away. Everybody goes “oh no thank you I’ve got plenty”. Liars!!!
      Lol!! I know I’m not alone.

      • October 2, 2019 at 3:58 pm

        LOL! Send them to me! I love them!

  8. October 2, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I’m with you all the way on this one!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Lol! I knew I wasn’t the only one 🤣

  9. October 3, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I know, sometimes it can be confusing to say if its ripe or not. Good one.

  10. Beverly Crawford
    October 3, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Few things are on my list of good no-nos, but grapefruit tops the list! Great write, tho — and I have to find that movie ……………

  11. October 5, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Wow, I might be the odd ball here! I love grapefruit! I like to sprinkle a little salt and it’s good to go!🤣

    • Christine Bolton
      October 5, 2019 at 9:47 am

      There are those that love it. Maybe the salt helps with sourness 🙂

      • October 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm

        Yes, and there’s also large grapefruit that is less sour. 😉

      • Christine Bolton
        October 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

        Maybe with a lot of sugar on it and I hold my nose it might taste ok! 🤣

      • October 7, 2019 at 10:59 pm

        😀 The image of you doing such a thing is hilarious! I feel like this could be an amazing caricature!!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 7, 2019 at 11:03 pm

        Haha!! 🤣

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