The year of too many

My Dad he grew a Paw Paw Tree

And then another and another.

And then many more.

The Paw Paw tree, a tall skinny tree

Good to define

The edge of the vege patch,  you see.


Hooked on the trees

They grew and grew

Flowered and fruited too

Until the time we had too many

Paw Paws, they were profuse!


We ate them with ice cream

We ate them plain

We took them to school

And we ate them there too

We gave them away

To any poor soul

Who happened to drive down the driveway.


Dad picked paw paws each day

In washing basket multitudes

Until we could give away no more.

I don’t remember what happened to the rest,

Injested inside us I guess,

But it took me years

Absolutely years

To like paw paw again 🙂

via Daily Prompt: Profuse

2 Comments on “The year of too many

  1. When I was a kid, we used to sing a song about “Picking up pawpaws and putting them in the basket”. I never knew what pawpaws were. I was very young!!! Thanks to you, I recalled that song, today. It was a sweet memory. I then googled PawPaw Trees. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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