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April Celebration

Updated on November 11, 2014

By: Wayne Brown

National Poetry Month is half gone; barely written a thing

Can’t get the words to rhyme; inspiration does not ring

I’ve learned not to force the point; let it come in time

But now I’m a bit impatient for a set of words that rhyme

It is true. I’m nothing more than a lemonade stand poet

Limited in my ability and style; me and the Lord know it

But I can accept that fact without a single argument

I just cannot handle this waiting and this long dry stint

I write from inspiration; taking words to shape as they come

Like some foreign land native beating a message on a drum

The focus comes into view and inspires me all the more

The inspiration does its thing as more and more words pour

So if I am a poet, I should celebrate these special days

And write verses on paper in all shapes and rhyming ways

Then I showcase the words of a lemonade stand poet in style

And entertain my reader with words that rhyme all the while

So here is my verse and I hope you find it an enjoyable one

It is designed to rhyme and give us all a bit of fun

So enjoy to your desire; help celebrate in all the revelry

Join in for April and celebrate the National Month of Poetry

©Copyright WBrown2012. All Rights Reserved

15 April 2012


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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @SilentReed...What a poet you are as well and a nice way to celebrate with a comment in verse. Thanks much for the good words! WB

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      SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

      Here's my homage to her, of rhyme

      and the April month of poetry

      Ode to a lemonade stand poet :)

      Bricks and kitchen sinks did he write about

      but the mortar set and the taps dried up

      the scribe writes no more, the pen lay still

      waiting for inspiration, his muse unmoved

      Yet listen! her rustling voice of sage advice

      "Wayne, to make lemonade you need lemons"

      ( no pun intended :)

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Movie Master...Thank you, glad I could get something out to celebrate Poetry Month. WB

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Loved the poem Wayne, very entertaining and witty!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @drbj...I will get off of it, Doc! LOL! You have reassured me or possibly threatened me into believing in my skills. Thanks much, I think! WB

      @vechicereg...Thank you, I really appreciate the kinds words. WB

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      This was as entertaining as always, Wayne, but if I read that you call yourself a 'lemonade stand' poet again, I shall give you such a hit! Maybe also a nyuck!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @breakfastpop...Thanks for that vote of confidence, Poppy. I really appreciate it. WB

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      You are an awesome writer and brilliant at everything you do. Voted up and awesome!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @The Frog Prince...Thank you, I got my learnin' from one of the best...ralwus. WB

      @Vellur...Thank so much for the read and comment! WB

      @ImKarn23...I do hear that a lot. I get readers who do not normally read poetry at all so I suppose I should be quite thankful. Thanks much. WB

      @Hypenbird...I sure hope you do! LOL! Thanks! WB

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      "lemonade stand poet"...I will buy one from you any day.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Wayne, you're my kinda poet! You say what you mean and you mean what you say - and from where i stand - that's more than OK! lol

      i don't consider myself a poet, either. To me poets are those who make words sing about anything - pain or pleasure. Me? i i got plenty..haha)

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem. Enjoyed reading.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Don't be modest Wayne. You are a very good poet.

      The Frog

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Angela Blair...Thanks much for the vote of confidence. WB

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @RealHousewife...Ha! Thanks much! I felt bad that I write poetry and was not celebrating the month. WB

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Superb, Wayne -- I know what you mean about new subjects but your poetic well is far from dry as evidenced by this interesting poem. Voted Up. Best/Sis

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      WB - I thought it was pretty clever! lol I have seen a few other people that managed to write some darn good hubs about being stuck in a slow point in their writing. You have to admit - that alone is talent:)

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela99...Thanks so much. I appreciate the confidence. WB

      @writer20...I am lucky that I can write in various ways so I am not completely down when it inspirations just run in other ways. Right now subject matter seems to be the inspiration...I have written of bricks and kitchen sinks already so new subjects are gettin harder to identify. Thanks much. WB

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I think your dry spell is over with this poem. I've been exactley where you have and mine is lifting somewhat,

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Wayne, I liked your rhyming poem very much. You truly are a skilled poet and writer. Voted up and awesome.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @teaches12345...Just goes to show that there is always something to write about! LOL! Thanks so much. WB

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Loved you poem! You have a way with words. Your wit and humor make it so enjoyable. I look forward to some more!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Vincent Moore...Thanks so much Ken...the feeling is mutual and I feed off the beauty of your words so often. I appreciate the encouragement. WB

      @ladyjane1...Ha! Ha! Guess that might be true. Thank you! WB

      @billybuc...Amen to that brother...I am in great company. Thanks much. WB

      @Gypsy Rose Lee...Luckily all my muses do not hide at once so I can at least write in other areas as I await the inspiration for rhyme. Thanks much. WB

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and don't worry as long as inspiration persists the words will find their own way out.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A round of applause for all the lemonade stand poets out there. Great job my friend!

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      ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

      Great poem Wayne, see you are a poet and I bet you didn't know it. Cheers to you pal!!

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      My dear poetic friend, I am ashamed of my tally to your hubs. You and I almost started together and it was you and Rawlus who inspired me to try my hand at poetry and I have not laid my Quill down since.

      Wayne you have written marvelous poetry and I admire you for your tenacity and skill as a true artist penning what you do. Don't let a dry spell quell your talent,we all go through this. I to have been idle for awhile and just recently started to pen a few lines.

      This piece is wonderful and I am honored to know you. Your addition to April poetry is like the showers this month brings to new life on the ground and the flowers like your poetry will blossom an enrich all our souls. Peace and blessings to you and yours my friend. I will be by to catch up on your scribes, please forgive me for my tardiness.