Austin Warwick

Veteran Poet - 1,807 Points (07/21/97 / Montgomery Alabama)

Life's Lemons - Poem by Austin Warwick

Life you gave me lemons.
It was sour not sweet.
Made my mouth pucker up.
I looked liked a duck
Why life?
Why me?
You should be on my side.
Sometimes you're good
Then you're bad.
Then you're ugly.
Then you're annoying like a squeaky wheel
on a buggy.
But sometimes you grant our wish like a genie.
Like the small things, like doing a rerun
of the new episode I missed.
Finding a dollar on the street.
My mom coming home happy.
Then you slap me.
It rains when I walk home
I cried when my hedgehog died
You're bipolar and a pain
But I need lemons
To make my lemonade.

Topic(s) of this poem: lemons, life

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is my 1st poem to ever get published on a local magazine. I decided to share it.

Comments about Life's Lemons by Austin Warwick

  • (11/22/2015 12:04:00 AM)

    The last 2 lines,
    But I need lemons
    To make my lemonade.,
    was amazing. Thank you for the great poem!
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  • (11/21/2015 11:39:00 PM)

    In small life thoughts a beautiful poem woven. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2015

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