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The Mango No One Could Pick

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.


A Lone mango hung from its stem high up in the tree

It had shiny red and yellow skin looking very tasty

Men came and saw and wanted to pick the mango to eat

Some tried climbing the tree even with their bare feet

But it was like magic as no one could reach the mango

It was far from a stable branch and you couldn't stretch and let go

Some boys flung stone trying to hit it down

A man came with a bow and arrow and tried his luck

But he missed every time and ended up puncturing the Tyre on a truck

A woman with a boomerang came and flung it hard

It missed the mango and broke a windows in old man Jacks yard

Billy came with a large hammer and began hitting the base of the tree

But the mango held firm in the tree

Everyone gave up and left the mango alone

Then came little Rickie skipping and singing on his way to home

He was panting and tired and leaned on the tree

Then all of a sudden he heard something came crashing through the leaves

He looked up and saw the mango came sailing towards his head

But little Rickie was swift and caught it instead

He laughed and skipped and started his journey again back to home

Enjoying his mango.

© 2020 Clive Williams

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