Low Hanging Fruit


Dangling tantalizingly in front of our eyes

Tempting promise of an easy catch

Just a word or two to the wise

Wait and look up for a better match

  • Author: Alfred Peyer (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 14th, 2017 02:59
  • Comment from author about the poem: After that long read yesterday, a short 4-liner to make it even.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 39
  • User favorite of this poem: malubotelho.


  • burning-embers

    I like the way you're telling me not to go for a low hanging pear here Fred.
    As always less is more. Yep, what comes easily isn't usually the best.

    • FredPeyer

      It can be though, but with nothing to compare?

    • Fay Slimm.

      Wise message hiding within these four lines Fred. Good rhyme.

      • FredPeyer

        Mahalo Fay, It can be wise, but doesn't have to be, see Martina's comment, she does have a point too!

      • Michael Edwards

        Love it - shorties rule.

        • FredPeyer

          Yes (short enough?) 🙂

          • FredPeyer

            Michael, the brain works in mysterious ways. Your comment just reminded me of an old joke:
            Says the masochist to the sadist: "Hit me!"
            Answers the sadist: "No!"

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          • Louis Gibbs

            NOW you give me this advice! Where were you a couple of marriages ago? Oh well, thanks anyway for this cute shorty, Fred.

            • FredPeyer

              Mahalo for your comment, love it.
              After the comments received so far, I realize that the advice is maybe not so wise as I originally thought. The higher up fruits are not necessarily better than the low hanging one. But on the other hand, since we have to make more of an effort to get them, do we maybe appreciate them more?

              • Louis Gibbs

                Point well taken, and it might apply to a current relationship. I'll let you know if it proves true!

              • Renzi

                I can resist anything but temptation haha! Life's lessons and blessings? I tell myself that any way ha. Nicely penned my kind friend 🙂

                • FredPeyer

                  Thank you Renzi! That whole temptation thing started in a place called Eden a long long time ago, and we are still hooked!

                • ShannonXx

                  A great write with a lovely flow

                  • FredPeyer

                    Mahalo Shannon, appreciate your comment!

                  • Tony36

                    Great write

                    • FredPeyer

                      Mahalo Tony, I do appreciate your comment.

                      • Tony36


                      • malubotelho

                        Awesome nice, smart one. It is like we are being precisely economic today. Thanks for sharing and already copied the little cute joke too. I also love jokes.

                        • FredPeyer

                          Ah thank you Malu, agree with the nice, but am not so sure about the smart. If I would be really smart, I would be a world renown author.

                          • malubotelho

                            I think the same way when people say I'm good about my job. I say, if I was smart about it I would be rich and famous. Maybe it is because we are too easy.

                          • Heather T

                            So...I plucked it anyway, left my teeth marks, scrapped it, and grabbed another. Does that count for wisdom? Maybe that's just waste 😉

                            • FredPeyer

                              It doesn't say anywhere in the poem that you cannot raid the whole tree! All it says is not to go for the easy one without checking further.
                              Come to think of it, you probably deserve the whole tree!

                            • Goldfinch60

                              Good write. Temptation is often before us.

                              • FredPeyer

                                Yes, and then we have to decide if we are going to give in or not. Thanks for reading!

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