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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pink Lemonade

Spring is coming,
what do I see?
Citrus blossoms
on my tree.

When I look
to my delight
the fruit and leaves
are green and white.

Cut open the lemons,
and what do you think?
The fruit on my tree
is lemonade pink.

     My lemon tree smells wonderful.  Every time I see fruit growing on the tree, I feel like I've got a special tree and the King of Spain's daughter is going to come and visit me--all for the sake of my little lemon tree.  Here is your challenge for today.  What is your favorite nursery rhyme?  Can you take that rhyme and re-write it to modernize the poem? 

I have a little lemon tree
and nothing will it bear
but some juicy lemons
for bees buzzing there.

When I cut it open
nothing can I see
but the pinky fruit
waiting there for me.

     Oh well, you get the idea.  What if you tried Humpty-Dumpty?  Have fun writing.


  1. Joy,
    Did you see the Walton's TV program where Grandpa spiked the regular lemonade but not the pink lemonade that was for sale at the children's lemonade stand? Funny what we remember!

  2. Oh, I don't remember this one. I'll have to check the Hallmark channel for The Waltons.