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Making Life Sweeter

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .

If life hands you lemons,

make your lemonade

with plenty of sugar,

sweeten up your life.

Put on your favorite music

as loud as you can.

Lay back and drift away

or start to dance for joy.

If life hands you lemons,

hand them right back.

Say you will make your own life grand..

Never say never.

don’t ever give up!

If life hands you lemons,

say thank you and smile.

Add a splash of vodka,

to calm your nerves.

You are the captain of your ship,

you are the one,

who can make it all turn out just right.

Remember to be at the harbor,

not the train station

and lead your own parade –

as the ship sails in.

If life hands you lemons,

throw them all up in the air.

Jump for joy and say,

better luck next time!

Find the right poetic rhymes,

let the music play

and don’t forget to say –

lemons are always sweeter when you add the sweetness of life!

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 19, 2020:

Thank you, Nithya.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 18, 2020:

A positive outlook on lemons and lemonade. I enjoyed reading your poem.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 13, 2020:

I hope this finds you all having a great new week and staying safe

Thank you. Jason

Thank you, Bill.

Thank you, Odunlami

Thank you, Greg

Thank you, Shauna. I just finished one cat article, juggling a 5 project product review, and my project on NY state.

Glad to hear this got your day going, Eric

Thank you, Ruby

That is absolutely right Demas

Thank you, Pamela

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 11, 2020:

I enjoyed reading your poem and I also like the message of this poem. You always write very beautiful poems.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 11, 2020:

And save the seeds to plant your own lemon trees!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 11, 2020:

I like your poetic message, never give up!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 11, 2020:

Brilliantly positive. How can my day go funky starting it out with this. Thanks.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 11, 2020:

I love this positive way of looking at life, Rasma.

Bobby Sherman. What a blast from the past! I had such a crush on him as a little girl.

Congrats on your NYC writing assignment, Rasma. How exciting!

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 11, 2020:

You can also squeeze the lemons, add some blueberries and butter and eggs and sugar and flour...and make a nice streusel. Great message here, and thanks for the positive vibes on this start to another week in the life.

Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace from Lagos on May 10, 2020:


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 10, 2020:

We are living the lemonade life in our household. Love the message. Blessings to you always!

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on May 10, 2020:

Great message here. Well written. Nice job. Stay safe and healthy.

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