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Is That A Banana In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?

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A tale of the unexpected.

Is That A Banana In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?

“Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?” she would always say

“Yes, it’s the banana I bring for my lunch,” I’d reply, “I tell you every day.”

For three years, five months and six days her greeting was the same

I could have stopped bringing in bananas but was not playing her game

 

She would not stop me eating for my lunch, the thing that I liked best

But “Is that a banana in your pocket?” she asked once when I was stressed

I decided next time she asked I would be somewhat of a rotter

“Is that a banan…” “No, it’s a gun,” I said – then took it out and shot her

 

My defence in court that she deserved it was summarily rejected

When my sentence was passed down I was to be lethally injected

The last piece of advice I would give – it’s a good one so don’t knock it

Is not to shoot people ’cause they ask if you have a banana in your pocket.

 

    44 comments

  1. Caraticus P. Holbrook
    Caraticus P. HolbrookSupporter said:

    Love it. Thought I knew what to expect when I saw the title but it totally fooled me. Great ending.

    3 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      The title doesn’t really portray a story of murder and execution. I couldn’t write a thing yesterday evening but this came to me as I was lying in bed. I’m glad you liked it.

      3 years ago
  2. BobbyStevenson
    BobbyStevensonSupporter said:

    Brilliant!

    3 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you. It was a fun one to write.

      3 years ago
  3. CaVenz
    CaVenzSupporter said:

    Wickedly funny :0)

    3 years ago
  4. Devochka
    Devochka said:

    I love this. It made me smile.

    3 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thanks. It’s just a bit of nonsense but I like it as well.

      3 years ago
  5. KatherineA
    KatherineA said:

    This made me laugh :) . Good job!

    3 years ago
  6. Hermione_Granger_Junior

    Ooh, thats good. I guessed wrongly from the title, and I love the ending. Made me laugh a lot – :) !

    3 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you and to KatherineA as well.

      3 years ago
  7. Stephaniej
    Stephaniej said:

    Thank you for the laugh, brilliant ending! Really clever and funny! :)

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      You’re welcome. I’m glad you got a laugh from it.

      2 years ago
  8. Czarina said:

    I love a bit of dark humour.

    2 years ago
  9. Shrewd Banana

    Hahaha! :-)

    2 years ago
  10. sprajagopal
    sprajagopal said:

    Hilarious!..:D

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      I’m glad you guys liked it. I see a couple of little changes I need to make but it’s nice to see people still enjoying it.

      2 years ago
  11. DaniBrown
    DaniBrown said:

    This has put a smile on my face on this otherwise horrible day. Thanks

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you. Glad I could help a little.

      2 years ago
  12. Melannen
    Melannen said:

    Made me laugh – great write.

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you. I see from the community page that you’re new to the site so welcome and enjoy. I look forward to seeing your work.

      2 years ago
  13. Eleomer
    EleomerSupporter said:

    Yeah the title fooled me as well; not so sure it’s what you’d call a ‘happy ending’!

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      There really isn’t anything about this poem you would expect when reading the title. I’m still a little surprised by how popular is it.

      2 years ago
  14. Gary Sheppard

    I’ve only just seen this, but I’m glad I did! It’s very funny and certainly steers clear from the obvious approach the title suggests! Great work ayemel :)

    2 years ago
  15. Writer no longer with us said:

    Haha! Only just seen this too, love it!

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you and to Gary too. I’m glad people are still discovering and enjoying this one.

      2 years ago
  16. Fatima
    Fatima said:

    Long sentences dear!

    2 years ago
    • Missy Helen
      Missy HelenSupporter said:

      Love it, not what I was expecting.
      Helen

      2 years ago
      • ayemel
        ayemelSupporter said:

        Thank you. It still makes me smile when I read it.

        2 years ago
  17. Beano
    BeanoSupporter said:

    Cant believe i have missed this, very funny!”)

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thanks, I keep seeing tiny things that need changing but I think I’m done now. Thank you very much for the ink pot.

      2 years ago
  18. King Sasanka ( කිං සසංක )

    Good one & I like it but the end was not what I was expecting. Instead of the GUN & was expecting it to be more manly ?

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thanks. This poem seems to be primarily about the unexpected.

      2 years ago
  19. littlekasino
    littlekasino said:

    I was so SURE I’d read, liked & commented this. But while I’m still fairly sure of the first, the latter two I must have just dreamt! (Only sensible explanation I can provide for such a misgiving is that I must have read it from work and been too lazy to sign in.)
    This was one of the first things by you I ever read, and it’s simply brilliant, a bit dark and extremely educational! After all, shooting someone for asking if there’s a banana in your pocket may be considered a bit excessive in several countries :P

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you. This has been a lot more popular than I expected. I wrote it very quickly but it does show my sense of humour. I think those countries need to review how they see things. I find it perfectly reasonable to shoot annoying people. Maybe that last sentence should be rephrased.

      2 years ago
  20. Daenerys
    Daenerys said:

    AWESOME! likelikelikelikelike

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you for the ink pot and I’m glad you liked the poem.

      2 years ago
  21. dtheherring
    dtheherringSupporter said:

    For some reason this had passed me by or maybe I was snobby and didn’t read it cos of the title. My loss, until to day.

    Bravo

    David

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thanks David. I think it’s the title that has caused most people in to read it and it’s not what they expect. I’m glad people are still discovering it and liking it.

      2 years ago
  22. gcp
    gcp said:

    hehe – I like this – fun and a little bit twisted ;)

    I’ll take that advice.

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you, glad you liked it. It’s really good advice to follow because it is surprising how often it gets asked.

      2 years ago
  23. Nicole Horlings

    I just realized that I never officially liked this…. weird, since I know that I’ve read it several times….
    anyways, it just as good this time as it was the first :)

    2 years ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thanks, I had forgotten about this one. I do like the silliness of it.

      I have yet to watch the YouTube video you mentioned on Flawed but will try to watch it tonight or tomorrow.

      2 years ago
  24. garrycroft
    garrycroftSupporter said:

    Very good poetry…a good pace and silly.

    1 year ago
    • ayemel
      ayemelSupporter said:

      Thank you. It is one of my favourite bits of silliness. I’m glad you liked it.

      1 year ago
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