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Jupiter & Lemonade MAG

April 22, 2014
By Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
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She pruned her tulips every Tuesday
(She really liked routine)
And gazed at the stars at night
And she thought “that one bright star” was Jupiter
Because once in her childhood
Someone had told her that it was.
And she still believed in doing things the old-fashioned way,
Like praying before meals
And singing hymns on Sunday
Which the neighbors could hear through the open windows.
And sometimes, she would sip homemade lemonade
On a summer afternoon
While she wore her lemonade-making apron.
And when she sat on the porch, it was always
In the spot where her mother had her sit
When they took a family picture.
And maybe everything about her was peculiar,
Like how, in the hospital toward the end,
She would sing songs from her childhood.
Because, she said, it reminded her of a time
That wasn't scary



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on Feb. 7 2015 at 4:41 pm
RedPhoenix SILVER, Boone, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

~Teddy Roosevelt

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on Feb. 7 2015 at 4:40 pm
RedPhoenix SILVER, Boone, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

~Teddy Roosevelt

This us awesome! Great job! Poetry is so hard, and you did really well.

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on Oct. 19 2014 at 10:57 pm
hallee BRONZE, Maple Ridge, Other
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I really like the title.. it makes me want to read the poem to see how two very different things will be linked together. Well done

Skyset GOLD said...
on Apr. 26 2014 at 1:15 pm
Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Use what talents you possess. The Woods would be very quiet if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
--Henry Van Dyke

Wow, this is simply spectacular. The words just sang in my head. Lovely.