Making Life Sweeter

Updated on May 12, 2020
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Nithya.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 months ago from Dubai

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      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

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 months ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Demas W Jasper 

      4 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      And save the seeds to plant your own lemon trees!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I like your poetic message, never give up!

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 months ago from Central Florida

      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!

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      greg cain 

      4 months ago from Moscow, Idaho, USA

      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.

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      Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace 

      4 months ago from Lagos

      Awesome!!!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Jason Nicolosi 

      4 months ago from AZ

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

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