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The juice that gives us life:

apples, oranges and pears; fruit trees

everywhere.  And all you grapes

that grow on the vines,  just to

be stepped on for man’s wines;  the

watermelon: I love you, too, and papaya:

your taste, the thing that you do.

The kiwi sounds fine. The banana

is a friend of mine. Mango

puts a tangle in one’s life. Cantaloupe

that’s just right. The tangerine that makes

kids sing. Raindrop that makes the seeds

bloom. To the one who thought to give us

fruit as food: thank you Lord, for the

fruits of life and the fruits of labor

that take one to new heights.