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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Is Love a Banana?

I've thought about it and I've thought about it
But I just can't work it out.
I've pondered and I've pondered
But it doesn't seem to help.

I do like apples, and I gobble down grapes
I like my cereal sprinkled with dates
I love bananas and pears are quite nice
Especially when they're cooked up with lots of nice spice

But still I'm confused 'cos I really don't know
Is love a banana because of its bow?
A banana, you see is smiley and curvy
But I don't think it's love 'cos it's too squashy squirvy.

It could, I suppose, be something like joy
The curvy banana I mean.
But then, if it is, what fruit is for love
And is it still joy if it's green?

I haven't even started on patience and goodness
And I'm not sure if strawberries count
If they do, they're not patience - I'm sure about that
They just last two days, then they're out!

Blueberries are, I'm told by my mother,
Good for myself and good for my brother.
So are blueberries goodness? Is that how it works?
This is just so confusing - it gives me head hurts.

It is in the Bible, so it has to be true
That some of these things that I'm just told to do
Are fruits of the Spirit (or something like that)
But which fruit is which and what fruit is what?

I'll have to keep thinking and working this out
I think it will take quite some time;
But then, when I've sussed it I'll say with a shout
"I know - self control is a lime!"

I'm not saying it is - it could be a plum
Or something nice like a peach
Though, maybe a peach is for something like kindness
If it is, we could all have one each!

Still, till then I'll keep trying, as I eat my fruit salad
To do all those Spirit fruit things.
'Cos I think, if you do them, and eat lots of fruit
You'll get all the good that God brings.

So I'll try to be loving and I'll try to be kind
And I'll try to be faithful and good
And I'll try to be gentle and I'll try to have patience
And to do all the things that I should.

And whatever those fruits are, I'll just trust in God -
I'll look up to Jesus and give Him a nod,
'Cos whatever they are, and wherever they grow,
Though I'm quite confused, I'm sure He's in the know.
- Mark H (DelightInLight.com)

Note: This is one of a number of poems for Christian children that I have posted on this blog. If you want to see more of them, please have a look at this post: "Fun Poems for Kids"

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