Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DMC: "Friendship" (Lemon) by Charles Waters


Lemon hides her tartness within a shiny, dimpled skin.
Scrunching up your face at her initial rudeness
Before being won over by her zesty personality.
Once she’s gets to know you, her homemade pies
Never tasted so good.

© 2015 Charles Waters. All rights reserved.

Nikki Grimes has challenged us to try a wordplay exercise this month and create our own free verse poems. Click HERE for all the details.

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  1. With friends like these, I could be happy for a good long time! Thanks for this delightful taste of lemon, Charles.

  2. Thanks for including me on your blog, Michelle!

  3. Nice job, Charles. I love "Scrunching up your face at her initial rudeness
    Before being won over by her zesty personality." That paints a perfect picture.

  4. What a charming poem. Great job, Charles.

  5. Personification of Miss Lemon who refreshes my summer water! Love seeing her scrunched up face.

  6. It's another look at 'don't judge a book by its cover', and a beautifully tasty one, too. Love that 'scrunching up your face'!

  7. The perfect squeeze of lemon, Charles! "Zesty personality" indeed. =)

  8. The lovely lemon has lured me with bars and pies! Fun poem!