When Life Gives You Lemons, poetry by Elizabeth Sams at Spillwords.com
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When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

written by: Elizabeth Sams


When life gives you lemons, rejoice!
You now have an opportunity, a multi-dimensional opportunity
to create something new.

Lemon bread, to eat with freshly churned butter
Lemon poppy-seed muffins, lemon pie with fluffy meringue
that melts in your mouth.

Lemon balm to soothe aches and pains
Lemon curd to spread in thick creamy clumps on a toasted bun
and lick off the spoon.

Lemonade for those long hot summer days
Lemon slices floating on the top and sugar around the rim
to add sweetness.

Lemon and herb stuffing for that halibut
Lemon and butter sauce for your chicken and veggie kabobs
on the barbecue.

Lemons are a delight! Bring on the lemons, life!
I have opportunities here!

Elizabeth Sams

Elizabeth Sams

Elizabeth Sams retired as a nurse educator, consultant and health care leader in pursuit of her love of writing buried under a bush for so long. She has had many articles, documents, reports, curriculum pieces, organizational histories and programs, and creative workshop materials used and published during her nursing career. As a consultant in leadership areas, Elizabeth developed workshop and promotional materials for an international team-building organization. Elizabeth is currently writing in several genres: poetry (traditional, free verse and prose), children’s board books/short stories/poetry, creative non-fiction/memoir, and fiction. She began submitting her work in May 2020 and has been pleased to have her work published in Plum Tree Tavern Journal, The Writer’s Group/Grey Thoughts Literary Journal, Ariel Chart International Literary Journal, Gabriola Arts Council Newsletter and The Drabble Quarterly.
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