Who invented lemonade?
Who first tasted the sour bite
Of the glorious yellow fruit?
Who decided that yellow was ripe?
Who first crushed lemon slices and sorted out seeds?
And mixed it with water and poured it into a glass?
Who chose to sweeten the sour with sugar?
Through whose hands did the recipe first pass?
Whoever it was, they aught to be thanked.
Whoever it was, they've earned my praise.
For all the smiles it has brought to my face.
For each sip of that drink on warm summer days.