Why Stop At Lemonade?

“When life gives you lemons make lemonade”
We’ve all heard that worn-out phrase before
But why stop at making lemonade
When we can have a whole lemon smorgasbord?

We all get a lot of lemons in our lives from time to time
So it’s good to know what to do with them for goodness sake
I’ve learned a long list of goodies I can make with mine
From lemon meringue pie, cookies, bars, and cake

I can swap my lemons
For coconuts, pineapples, and limes
We’ll add a little rum
And have a real fun time

I hope this poem is a good reminder
That there are no limits to what you can do
Or how much fun you can create
With all the lemons that life gives to you
–Russ Towne

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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12 Responses to Why Stop At Lemonade?

  1. Yes, we all get lemons every once in a while. I really like this. I’m a lemonade vodka kinda gal, myself. Cheers!

  2. bulldogsturf says:

    A good reminder on how to handle lemons…. just when life hands you a lemon or two.. don’t turn it into alcohol…

  3. Definitely make a lemon smorgasbord! I would also add some strawberries to that lemonade. I love strawberry lemonade!

  4. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I enjoyed this…very good!

  5. What a ‘fun’ poem…Diane

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