Poets United has come up with an intriguing prompt this week. Prompt #37 is Lemons. Do you take bad things and make them good? You know, make lemonade out of lemons? What has happened sour in your life that you managed to make sweet. Maybe you don’t want the analogy, maybe you want to write about a hot summer day and a cold glass of lemonade. Whatever you choose to write about include lemons.
I used lemons as a metaphor for teen years, when the green eyed monster reared it's ugly head. Sometimes a friend, isn't your friend, when a certain boy starts to show his affection or pays attention to you.
Green eyed comments dig in my soul,
Lemon sun filters sieved dreams,
Bittersweet, gnarled, out stretched arms,
Rotten with pollinated thoughts,
Pesticides creep into pure freshness,
Honey bees swarm,
I scout for a new hive,
Brilliance of light, removes stains,
Fresh tune plays over n' over,
Provencal magic arrives,
Refreshes your soul,
Adjust the sweetness of youth.
Mom this is for you; One of her favorites. She loves Peter, Paul n' Mary and lemon is her favorite everything. I grew up with angel food cake w/lemon sauce, lemon bread, lemon sugar cookies and lemon meringue pie.