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Lemonade

December 24, 2010
By Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
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When life gives you lemons,
you are told to make lemonade,
what are these metaphorical lemons?
the hardships we face,
the tears we shed,
or the laughs we cherish?
what is the lemonade?
the promise of something better,
the hope we hold dear,
or the words we whisper,
like something precious,
we hold on to the threads of life.


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on Apr. 1 2011 at 7:23 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
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Thanks! That's just the way I write poems.

leafy said...
on Apr. 1 2011 at 6:34 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

along with the others, i like this poem too. my only suggestion is too use capitalization and too put a semicolon or period after "or the words we whisper." but other than that, i liked this poem a lot. keep up the goo work!

on Mar. 26 2011 at 5:47 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you very much!

on Mar. 26 2011 at 5:21 pm
Gettysburg63 PLATINUM, Waukesha, Wisconsin
23 articles 1 photo 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S. Patton

Great work on the poem. Short, sweet, and to the point. I hope it gets published. Keep up the good work.

on Mar. 21 2011 at 3:34 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thanks! :)

on Mar. 21 2011 at 1:16 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

This one was tremendous. Nice job!

on Mar. 13 2011 at 2:35 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you!

on Mar. 13 2011 at 1:52 pm
Beachgirl1 PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
32 articles 4 photos 178 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If You Don't Fight Back, You've Already Lost."
"Don't suppress Laughter, it goes to your thighs."

i really liked this poem, it was an intresting poem (good intresting) great job!

on Feb. 26 2011 at 9:06 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
And thank you so very much! I'm glad you liked it so much. :)

on Feb. 26 2011 at 8:47 pm
Internal-Love PLATINUM, Queens, New York
33 articles 3 photos 311 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing's black or white, its all just a shade of gray---

















TI "Live your Life" ft Rihanna

It's short but sweet!

The words sound pretty and are SOO true!! Thats the best part about them!!

i really like this poem!

I'm guessing from your other comments that your gonna reply with a thank you (NO NEED thank YOU for explaining what the metaphor means because all this time i walked around clueless)


on Feb. 19 2011 at 12:10 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you!

on Feb. 18 2011 at 11:28 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

wow. this is perfectly put... it makes total sense, Goood job!! :^D

. said...
on Feb. 15 2011 at 3:39 pm
Thanks! :)

on Feb. 14 2011 at 9:20 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

I like it mostly. The one line that says "what are these metaphorical lemons?" seems too long.

on Feb. 14 2011 at 9:03 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you!

on Feb. 14 2011 at 6:45 pm
Volleystar15 GOLD, Wauconda, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You asked me what was wrong, i smiled and said NOTHING.
Then i turned around and whispered EVERYTHING."

"When i see you smile and know that is not for me, that is when i miss you the most."

i like the explanations really makes the lemonade metaphor understandable. nice work!!

on Feb. 11 2011 at 5:53 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you!

on Feb. 11 2011 at 8:34 am
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

I like this! It's a nice and poetic way of explaining the metaphor. Good job :)