Under the Lemon Tree

Under the Lemon Tree

Hell Breaks Loose!
Heartache, Jealousy, Lies, Pain
Betrayal, deception, and Suffering
We all think that these concepts Don't Have a place
In our own Family sphere. We'd Like to think so. But Sometimes,
All it takes to unearth negative feelings is a spark. And then all hell break loose!

Fiction
Story in poetry
A young, gay man’s point of view
Growing up with his aunts and uncle
Life lessons taught him to be who he is today
The importance of family and surname Lemontree

Awakening
At age of thirty-five
Realized that they were mortals
Learned hypocrisy, manipulation
Pain, abuse, and have no emotional ties
Has never been gay shamed outside his loving family

Discord
Heartbroken and saddened
Witnessing seven sisters fight
They don’t even know the why anymore
Name calling, blaming, kicking out of parent’s home
Lands stolen, house arrests, maybe matricide, patricide

Protected
His uncle stood by him
Protecting from their harmful words
Be yourself, move forward, take all the good
Lessons, ignore the negative ones they do harm
Forgive, but do not forget, grow to be a better man

Legacy
Family Lemontree
Once was respected and feared
Became a joke by seven daughters
Forgiving, amending, accepting, each other
Once again respected, surname continues forever

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