Lemonade | Teen Ink


June 1, 2009
By Captainsimon12 BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
Captainsimon12 BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
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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,

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,


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on Oct. 16 2020 at 10:29 pm
rmswagert BRONZE, Apex, North Carolina
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the use of constant rhyming makes it flow really well and easy to read

niahfaye said...
on Nov. 24 2016 at 5:15 pm
niahfaye, Stockton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe that happiest girls are the prettiest girls" -Audrey Hepburn

My poem was voted number one, but I honestly think yours should be! This is extremely creative and I have loads of respect for someone with such a complex train of thought. What was your inspiration for this piece?

on Nov. 2 2016 at 12:54 pm
JeyceDAspartan, New Kent, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You have to be the wolf to fight the wolf

I like it, that was my favorite poem so far. I really liked the ending.

on Dec. 11 2012 at 9:02 pm
FauxedTea BRONZE, Denver, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
'We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.' -Andre Berthiaume

This was beautiful! You can tell when someone tries really hard to rhyme, but your poem flowed SO well! It was a great read!

Ian_G said...
on Jul. 9 2012 at 9:25 am
Ian_G, Ventnor, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You never learn anything by doing it right."

* * * *
"You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard."

haha! that was great! luv it

on Jan. 28 2011 at 3:24 pm
TiredEternity, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
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Such a great poem. Keep up the amazing work.

on Jan. 26 2011 at 4:33 pm
leonajordan BRONZE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up, when you're down, get up and try again.

I LUHV IT!!!:)

Esperanza GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 6:18 pm
Esperanza GOLD, Twinsburg, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me 'sky's the limit' when there are footprints on the moon."

I thought it was rele creative and cute good job

on Oct. 16 2010 at 6:39 pm
holly.nicole SILVER, Templeton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It's Only Awkward, If You Make It Awkward."

I absoluetly loved it!!! B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T.!

Ampersand GOLD said...
on Sep. 25 2009 at 4:15 pm
Ampersand GOLD, Mount Desert, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"RedVines! What the hell can't they do?"

That was great! You write like an adult with details and rythm.

Loved it!

Ampersand GOLD said...
on Sep. 25 2009 at 4:14 pm
Ampersand GOLD, Mount Desert, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"RedVines! What the hell can't they do?"

I know! I totally visualized it! It was great.

on Sep. 9 2009 at 3:40 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

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! :)