Lavender Lemonade #Poetry

This old white porch swing

rocks and creaks-

cradling this moment –

locking the memory

like an old photograph,

Our bare feet side by side

dangling and touching-

Your smile makes

my heart squeeze-

as you lean back and laugh

The melody of it all spilling


a million



into the breeze tonight

in this cooling deep

purple summer air,

I lean in just a little closer &

lay against your shoulder,

Just so glad to be home,

Just so glad that you’re there,

As melting ice cubes clink

in two frosted glasses of

lavender lemonade,

This love we share

is the kind that’s deep-

The kind that lasts-

The kind that stays-

It’s like the sweetest prayer answered

& inner peace,

That seems

to have all

started from

a spark within

& I’ll keep on praying that

this will one day be

more than a daydream.

About Gretchen McIntire (formerly Leary)

I am 34 years old, I live in the Raleigh area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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6 Responses to Lavender Lemonade #Poetry

  1. kim881 says:

    I so enjoyed this poem, Gretchen, and the idea of ‘locking a memory like an old photograph’. I love the way you’ve captured the intimacy of the ‘bare feet side by side / dangling and touching’ and the ‘heart squeeze’ induced by a smile. And then the refreshing lines:
    ‘…melting ice cubes clink
    in two frosted glasses of
    lavender lemonade’.
    A gentle, original love poem.

  2. you have a great knack with the visuals – especially loved
    “cradling this moment –

    locking the memory

    like an old photograph,”

  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “Your smile makes

    my heart squeeze-“

  4. I love how you have captured the moment with all those senses… The title is a perfect setting for such a moment.

  5. Love the peace of the moment, the surprise of the last line, and the idea that even things that never happened to us can become part of our memory.

  6. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness this is by far the most tender… gorgeously alluring love poem I have read! 😍😍😍

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