Poetry Friday: When Life Gives You Lemons

In response to Lisa’s (at Steps and Staircases) roundup hosting, here is my blunt short lemony crisp, somewhat ideal poem for Poetry Friday this week.

When life gives you lemons, A Poem

This lemon image first appeared on The Coffee Cries Foul book.

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons

strip off the weight

of imperfection.

When baffled

by blinding fog

or by the noise of passing trains

fingers trembling

empty your cup &

let the teardrops fall.

Only when you slake your lips

with a soothing balm

you can taste the flavor

of life; unforgiving mood

rotten peel & unripe,

wrinkled seeds

do not make you less great.

You will blossom.

You will learn to dance

like a honey filled canister

of lasting vigor, blended

with exquisite & calm

state of your senses

complacent & wiping tears.

© Ymatruz

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Moreover, I also have a lemony quote for you:

sour words taste better
when swallowed
they provide a good ounce
of nutrition
no measure of wisdom
exceeds the knowledge
you can gain from them.

~ The Coffee Cries Foul poetry collection

Ymatruz is the author of poetry book: The Coffee Cries Foul. She founded PoetsGig.com hoping to accommodate works of other poets and writers, anywhere in the world. She also writes about her blogging and migration experience on PoetsGig. Her motto: "By experience you learn. By embracing mistakes, you become a master of perfection."
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