I succumbed to the pressures of my family and took it down. However, I realized that I am me, not them. So I am relaunching Under the Lemon Tree with new chapters.
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Under the Lemon Tree
“Under the Lemon Tree” is written based on the ideas of family. It is a book of poetry that tells the story of the Lemontree family. This book shows different personalities that changed from good to bad, from heroes to villains. This is a story that almost everyone in the world can relate to because similar events happen in so many families. I have seen families torn apart by lies, cheating, stealing, and self-hate.
This story is about seven beautiful sisters who ruin their family name and takes everyone through the most profound decline. Under the Lemon Tree shows the central point of seven sisters and one brother who were at one point loving and caring for their nephew, the protagonist of the story. He believed them to be divine. From childhood, he walked with them, followed them, and did whatever they did. They were like goddesses to him, because he believed they could never make mistakes. He used to always feel proud of them.
This is the tale of those dark ages when all the love and care has vanished over an inheritance dispute. The family name, Lemontree, was changed from being revered with great respect to being the joke of the town. All the sisters are fighting over an inheritance that doesn’t belong to them. They lied to each other and created misconceptions and misunderstandings.
They gay shamed their brother and nephew for being gay, for being men of culture and education, and for being honest with themselves and no longer their puppets. The protagonist realizes how the sisters have abused them both emotionally, verbally, and sometimes mentally.
Under the Lemon Tree is a defining a story from a bright past relished under great, honorable, honest, and upright grandparents to a bitter family dispute that has ruined everything and everyone’s life.
Under the lemon tree
The lemontree surname
Lovely, loving sisters in arms
Fighting each other ridiculous reasons
Using father's illness, an excuse for bloodshed
Words are more dangerous, sharper than a knife, drawing blood
One who bears a burden
Loving each other openly
Respect i had learned from each and much more
Together you fought battles for each other's life
Let us bring peace to our family's name together again
Memories are special
Cherish them always in my heart
Family is forever and a day
Our grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins
Father, mother, sisters brother, nieces, and nephews
The perfect family
I grew up loved, as the firstborn
Each aunt very different from the other
Like a garden of dahlias each assorted color
All seven beautiful, honorable, independent
Xocotl a lemon
A quauitl is a tree
Together, in nahuatl, lemon tree
My family's surname i honor and respect
Sweet, bitter, energy, good mood, like a family
It is a family
Name in the aztec language
Mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, and son
It is also our grandparents, grandchildren, aunt’s, and uncles
All inclusive, no exceptions, our blood, accept it
Hate, disdain, cruelty, blood, pain
Sisters fighting over inheritance
Broken laws, arrests, lawyers, money, false statements
Taking what is not ours, and creating animosity
Matriarch's lonely grave
Sisters break as chocolate
Grandmother would have not ever suspect
Seven daughters' love gone awry with disrespect
No more teaching the importance of love of family
Entertained by daughters
Defending his favorite always
Watching them fight for a plot, not theirs
Sisters loyalties shift, showing favoritism
It is not his land alone, he only owns a small part
The lemons of discord
Talking ill about the sisters
Blaming each other parent’s illness
Who will watch grandfather? Everyone is busy
Not common sense if you know better to work together
An unwarranted help
Brought into a war by default
Most kept out, no harm done, three stayed fighting
Those with the ability to talk should hold tongue
Sisters fight alone be fought, children need not to be involved.
At patriarch’s death bed
Sisters blaming each other
Jealousies of all unfaithful husbands
Cheating lovers, loyalty earned at gunpoint
Too much money and dominance are not enough for them
They forgive and accept again
Sisters, brother, and cousins are reunited
Preparing weekly dinners is a tradition
Our youth will one day run the world with love not hate
I do wish this should be
Family closes boundaries
Cousins met, present spouses and children
Sisters with loose morals stop calling faithful whores
Taking a closer look at tails to see how clean they are
It means family
To meet again, or the first time
From across borders to local cities
Together again for one special evening
Honoring my grandmother's last dying wish to break bread
The author of this book
Andres fragoso, jr.
Son, nephew, cousin, brother, uncle
Family unity is essential to him
Why must relatives fight amongst each other, and not love?