Life Is Like A.....Container Of Sour Gums

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am a sour gum.

I am soft, I admit it. There are many times that people take advantage of this and push me around. But I am not brittle. I am just tough enough when the going gets hard.

I have jelly-like flexibility. I can be pulled in many different directions and still keep it together.

I am sweet and sour at the same time. I’ve got my eyes wide open. I have sweetness to tell me that there are a lot of small wonderful things in life that need appreciating. And I have sourness to remind me otherwise.

Versatility is a must trait and so I come in a variety.

I am often misunderstood. I do not look like much (other than another branch of the sweets family) but I often surprise people when they get to know me better.

I’d like to think that everybody likes me but the truth is I’m an acquired taste. I learnt early in life that I cannot turn into a chocolate just because everybody wants one. I can only be the sour gum that I am.

A sour gum. Indeed.

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This is my first entry to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop for the prompt: "Share a photo that represents how you see yourself".

Mama's Losin' It

9 caring thoughts:

  1. Elle said...:

    This is a really awesome post! Great analogy!

  1. I also used this prompt to write on this week.. nice association - sour gum..btw I do love to eat sour candy.

  1. I really think you nailed this prompt! I had no idea who to respond to this one. You definitely get an A+ from me on this assignment!

    Stopping by from writer's workshop.

  1. HisBell said...:

    "I’d like to think that everybody likes me but the truth is I’m an acquired taste."... I discovered that about myself as well. lol

    Great analogy! As I was telling another, I tried to think on this prompt...and just. couldn't. do it! lol

  1. JustMom420zaks said...:

    yum yum
    now I want some sour patch kids.
    But my kids would rob me for them. :(
    Do you sometimes get stuck in your teeth?
    Cute post! Love it!

  1. Erin said...:

    Sour gimmies are a whole lot of fun! It's like one big party! What a great way to see yourself!

  1. nuts said...:

    this is a great post. and i like this the most->I cannot turn into a chocolate just because everybody wants one. I can only be the sour gum that I am.

    i can just imagine how it would be if everybody else have this thinking. =)

  1. Lofty said...:

    no comment, but you've obviously heard the news.

  1. Lofty said...:

    thought I'd give you some unrewarding work.. sound familiar?