Love's Bitter Lemon

Rating: 5.0

Underneath the wild lemon tree
was where I found my love to be.
Lying there with the lapse of time
and the gusts of a winter's clime.

She looked at me but didn't smile
and this went on for quite a while.
I looked back and had some pity
knowing that she once was pretty.

We traded glances back and forth
to view each other and our worth.
I stood there and could see at least
that she had changed into a beast.

Without a hint it then did seem
she spoke to me in the extreme.
I heard all that she had to say
but kept silent to let her splay.

Then without any sense of pride
such time revealed another side.
Our feelings for each other were
like a doomed bitter lemon slur.

Monday, February 5, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: bittersweet love,feelings,lemon,lost love,love,time
Inspired by some fallen lemons under a lemon tree in the backyard.
Akhtar Jawad 03 April 2018

Bitter lemons are tasted by everyone but we forget them when we get a sweet apple/

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Chris Embrick 12 February 2018

A well crafted write. I think we've all taken a bite from bitter lemons in life. Sometimes you still taste the memory. Thank you kind poet. 10

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George Krokos 12 February 2018

Thanks for reading Chris and your kind illustrative comments. Much appreciated.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 08 February 2018

A beautifully crafted and well executed write. A love that has not been nurtured through tests of time will turn bitter in.due time. An amazing piece with great rhyme that carries mellifluous sound.10

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George Krokos 11 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to read and in giving your appreciative comments Rose.

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