The Lemon Drop Kid

by Mark   Sep 4, 2017

'Twas in a playground in a school upon a bended birch wing
Adorned with autumn leaves and roots that wring
Amidst the laughing toddlers, swings and sand pits they played in
Be seated a tearful - a sorrowful young maiden.
Noticed by a boy saddened by her tear drop
Reached into his pocket and sweetly offered a lemon drop.

Taken then, and unwrapped cautiously, this treat wrought a smile,
From her pale features like a Peruvian Lilly and goldened hair child.
'Twas all too clear the crowd mocked her doll like complexion
Not swayed by the mood, the boy saw a comparison
To be sure a lemon a drop is plain to see; thought he
Yet within lies a sweetness that eyes cannot see.

As chrysalis to butterfly and flower bud to a blooming rose
Follow the seasons as this friendship grows.
To a time when this now lady fell quite smitten
To an other, a tall, dark and handsome lad - also love bitten
Only to end as quickly as a feather to a breeze
'Twas there he was again to offer a lemon drop, if you please.

Now time has consumed all fortune for this maiden
Frailed and hair withering, by a disease she was laiden.
Seated mournfully nearby Remembering times of yore
Was the lemon drop kid, placing a drop she now bore
"Oh loyal friend why do you always carry a lemon drop or two?"
Replied he, "each drop but a splendor of your sweetness and my love for you."


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  • 5 days ago

    by Paul Hirst

    A snapshot into the history books of life and loves
    Lovely write and well worth the accolade

  • 1 week ago

    by Lemon Squeezy

    This is excellent! Masterfully done!!

  • 1 week ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Congrats on the win mark

    • 1 week ago

      by Mark


  • 1 week ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congratulations on your win, Mark!

    • 1 week ago

      by Mark

      Thankyou Mel

  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    Mark, congratulations! Another stellar poem for the front page. This really was a sweet write.

    • 1 week ago

      by Mark

      Thankyou Brenda!

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