Sunday, March 06, 2011

Magpie Tales 55 - It's Not Nice To Eat The Last Bite - March 5, 2011

It's Not Nice To Eat The Last Bite

We had a Meyer's lemon,
Growing in a sunny spot,
And it was just amazing,
The amount of fruit we got!

The fruit was oh, so luscious,
Brilliant yellow, full of juice,
I'd love it, when on Sunday,
Mother made a lemon mousse.

There was always lemonade,
To quench a summer's thrist,
My brother and I fought,
To see who got ours first.

I'd really love the times,
Mom made her lemon pie,
With the lightly baked meringue,
She piled on very high!

Of course, I can't forget,
And I'd thank my lucky stars,
When I'd get to take to class,
Her home made lemon bars!

At the yearly county fair,
Folks said it was absurd,
She always came in first,
With her lemon curd!

The lemon tree is gone,
My mother bakes no more,
She hates the sight of lemons,
Flashbacks of  bloody gore.

I was eating all the ice cream,
When my brother came from class,
And he walked in and he cut me,
With a piece of broken glass.

I had  fifty stitches,
And our lives forever changed,
And what happened to my brother?
He is totally deranged.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) Carmen Henesy
March 5, 2011

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  1. Too funny!
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    I wish you the best with your surgery!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Debbie's Travels

  2. I can't wait for the best season for eating ice cream! Your entry made me feel so:)

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  4. What a rhyming Magpie!! .... lemons ~ love them or hate them, depends on who you are I think.

  5. Is that an ice cream or lemon? It looks like the first one in the first glance until I read the lovely poem I found my eyes are wrong.

    Mellow Yellow

  6. A very nice account of a lemony childhood...but the tending was a tad sad....
    "No One Killed Jessica" is a sad true story, the fight for justice still on...

  7. Please feel free to share 1 to 3 poems with our potluck poetry today, first time participants could use old poems or poems unrelated to our theme, Thanks..
    Happy Monday!

    love your blog, your poetry is impressive!

  8. Love the photo of the tree-what kind is it? Your poem made me smile, until the end, of course. :o) blessings on your day, Carmen.

  9. secret agent woman -
    I know, terrible ending, but that's what the
    prompt inspired in me!

    Debbie Smith -
    I tell you, I never loved the long winters and
    shoveling snow After my son was born, I switched to the night shift at McLean Hospital, the psych hospital where I worked - acres of land with buildings spread out on the campus. They would plow the hospital road and block us into the parking lots. I'd come out at 7AM, ehausted and have to dig myself out to go home!

    Y. Ikeda -
    Homemade ice cream is always so good though I've never tried it. I like the Filipino flavors and we have a few places here that do them...passion fruit, mango, lychee, tamarind,
    young coconut. All yummy.

    Tess Kinkaid -
    Sad ending, I know...from my forensic nurse brain.

    Cyber Boss -
    Thank you for visiting my site and for your very kind words.

    Helen -
    I happen to be one who loves lemons, in all kinds of way...ummm, lemon drop martini - I forgot that one.

    RyHeAnNe -
    It was ice cream but, for my poem, I made it lemon ice cream!

    Rekha -
    Tess supplied the bloody picture for our prompt so I concocted that poem to go with it!!

    sm -
    You didn't mind the ghoulish ending to my poem?

    Jingle Poetry -
    I'm sorry, I missed the poetry potluck. I would have enjoyed participating. Glad you liked my effort with Tess Kincaid's bloody ice cream prompt.

    Karen -
    That yellow acacia tree just blew me away when I drove past it so I went back, camera in hand!

  10. Oh no, please tell me he did not really do it and that your relationship was not really ruined. Brothers can be pests, but this is a bit much. Lovely poem though!

  11. A human kind of human -
    It is wonderful to hear from you again, It's been a long time! I look forward to our catching up.