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Parable of the apple and the hand grenade

19 November 2023

11:34 AM

19 November 2023

11:34 AM

It came to pass one day, an apple and a hand grenade came face to face.

I am an apple, round and safe to eat. You can hold me in one hand.

I am a hand grenade, round, inedible and dangerous to handle. You can hold me in one hand.

My tree grows from seeds of love and forgiveness.

My maker fills me with explosive fervour and hate towards apples.

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