An episode I recollect
makes me both happy and sad
it is one of my childhood in fact
about the gooseberry both good and bad .
Gooseberries bloom in December
relished by all, old and young
the salted ones take the cue of amber
while being delicious makes one strong
Gooseberries are a storage of resources
replenish vitamins and iron profuse
the small round fruit is silky, not coarse
hard for anyone to refuse.
Gooseberries represent a quality less
not too enjoyable as the one physical
referred to a muff and the brainless
know not how this came into being.
That day in school long years ago
a friend of mine broke down all too sudden
as a reference had hurt her ego
interrogated her to know the reason.
After a time, she came out
in between her sobs said with a whimper
she is a gooseberry all throughout
as to her dearest pal’s quote
Gooseberries that command merit
play this role in the abstract fare
there are two sided to the coin of credit