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If Life Gives You Lemons

If life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade
If life gives you lemons, throw them back in life’s face
Throw them hard, throw them fast, and run before it’s too late
For when life gives you lemons, then you know they’re askew
When life gives you lemons they’re always sour and tart
Or sharp and painful things that will stab through your heart
When life gives you lemons then it’s clearly a trick
Life is waiting for you to accept and feel good
As though life is finally doing to you what it should
But then you realize life only wanted to hurt you as much as it could

Life is pain, life is suffering, life is dark and despair
That’s commonly accepted, that grim is how we shall fare
But then…can’t life be sweet and with happiness and joy?
Sometime, can’t a gift from life not just be a ploy?

When life gives you lemons, why waste them with bitterness?
Why toss them aside as though they’re nothing but rotten?
Perhaps they’ll do good if they’re treated with caution
When life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade
Made cookies, make candies, have a lemon parade!
Take the good gifts life gives you, and make something of them
For even a lemon that’s sour may ripen into a gem
If life gives you something that seems useless or sour
Don’t take it at face value and assume that it’s nasty
That there’s nothing you can do that will turn it to classy
Before you toss away the gift, think of what you can do
To make it into something that’s a sweet thing to use



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Padoodallee said...
Dec. 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm
I like how you rhyme throughout the whole poem. My favorite line was "Make cookies, make candies, have a lemon parade!" Definately made me smile. =)
 
L7SquariaN This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm
Aww. I really liked this poem haha. It's got a mature Dr. Seuss vibe to it
 
IfLifeGivesYouLemons This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm
Thank you :) It's not my best poem, but I'm very glad you enjoyed it!
 
Shivam said...
Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:33 am
Awesome!!
 
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