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Lemonade

A lazy day upon the bay,
Nothing to do, nothing to say,
No places to be, no things to see;
No thoughts to chew; no bills for me.

Cool lemonade in my throat
Compliments my rocking boat,
And I find myself drifting away,
Away.

I find myself drifting away.

In dreamlike tranquility I leave the port,
Passing by islands, ships; other things of that sort.
I sail into the sun, on such a mild summer day,
Not a thought to chew; not a bill to pay.

The sea is spread wide before me; not a speck of land in sight.
Below me is the blue sea, and above the sky, stark white.
Yet I notice a grey streak, then another - and more!
The sky seems to darken; next I hear a distant roar.

The wind picks up quickly;
I secure the cabin door.
Thoughts of squalls clutter the mind,
And I recall once-forgotten sea-lore.

Cruel storms manifest.
Waves scream in the tempest.
Wood snaps,
Rope frays,
Battered by harsh ocean sprays.

Tossed about the thrashing ship,
From the edge of the boat I so fearfully slip!
Then I tumble into this rapacious, foreign sea.
So little hope is left for me.

On a splintering board I bang my head,
A haze in my eyes - a blaring mad red!

Now I am dead.

But all is fine,
The boat, the bay,
I am home in the now;
It is all okay.

But in my slumber, I tossed and turned; nearly killed!
And now I sit,
Sleepy eyed,
Lemonade…?




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FauxedTea said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm:
This was beautiful! You can tell when someone tries really hard to rhyme, but your poem flowed SO well! It was a great read!
 
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Ian_G said...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 9:25 am:
haha! that was great! luv it
 
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TiredEternity said...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm:
Such a great poem. Keep up the amazing work.
 
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leonaj said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm:
I LUHV IT!!!:)
 
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holly.nicole said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm:
I absoluetly loved it!!! B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T.!
 
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poemgirl55 said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm:
That was great! You write like an adult with details and rythm.
Loved it!
 
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dreamer_believerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm:
love it! you painted a perfect picture in my mind, and it made me miss summer so much :D seems like you have talent! please keep writing more, i want to see your work! check out some of my work and comment if you can, i love the feedback. and thanks for sharing this piece! :)
 
poemgirl55 replied...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm :
I know! I totally visualized it! It was great.
 
Esperanza replied...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm :
I thought it was rele creative and cute good job
 
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