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The Apple

an apple sits on a table
it sits there in stillness
how it is viewed and perceived
is in the mind of the beholder

one may see a beautiful object
red with streaks of gold where light
shines softly off its smooth skin
a work of art pleasant to the eye

one may see the meat of the fruit
sweet and crisp, filled with juice
just waiting to be enjoyed and savored
as food and a source of nourishment

one may see deep into its core
where lies its seed, waiting there to
give new life and perpetuate its kind
as nature has equipped it to do

one may see the imperfection of a
small bruise and deem it unfit of
its true value and pass it by as
not worthy of a second glance

one may see it in its entirety
appreciating it in all its splendor
as a unique creation with all its
intricacies and delight in its wonder

an apple sits on a table
being what it is, an apple
it is our observations and judgments
in life that make us, who we are

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life, observation, poem, roger sampson, rogsamwlife

Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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  • Cindy RN
    Cindy RNabout 6 years ago

    Very well written, and so very true as well. :)

  • Thank you Harriet – and thank you for what you do in the ER – you’re an unsung hero in my eyes.

    – Roger Sampson

  • VanSnuG
    VanSnuGabout 6 years ago

    Profound Words, Rog.

  • Thanks my friend

    – Roger Sampson

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceabout 6 years ago

    very very nice

  • I’m glad you liked it – thanks.

    – Roger Sampson

  • Outdoors2
    Outdoors2about 6 years ago

    Wonderful analogy

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

    Great work Rog!!! It’s about so much more than that pretty little apple!!! T.M.T.A.C.M.A.!!!!!!!!!

  • SO much more is it not? Thanks my friend :))) – snicker

    – Roger Sampson

  • webbie
    webbieabout 6 years ago

    Very well saied…Beautiful..AS ever ones view is different :)

  • awww thanks good friend :))

    – Roger Sampson

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful words Roger.Our father sees all of us.

  • Yes He does Sharon – and it’s how He shapes us to see everything else.

    – Roger Sampson

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Rog, You have such an awesome view of life….just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sally xxoo

  • Thanks Sally – such a nice thing to say :))

    – Roger Sampson

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant……absolutely TRUE…….

    Love this, Rog XO

  • It was just for you my friend :))
    I knew you would understand – wink!!

    – Roger Sampson

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011about 6 years ago

    A well-thought out writing

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