As I said in my earlier posts, I’m now into writing adult non-fiction. However, I came across a blog today, encouraging poets to submit their work. Well, it’s been well over 11 years since I’ve written anything remotely close to being poetic, but thought I’d give it a try. This is the response (the theme is summertime). The ONLY reason I’m posting it on my blog, is because of the kind words that followed. Thank you so much Forgotten Meadows for your kind heart and words of encouragement. Maybe I’ll give poetry another try… In the meantime, thank you for also opening up a new outlet for me; one that I believed was long gone.
The Summertime Kiss
Summertime air so hot and so thick
Even the dog makes an effort to lick
The ice cold water in a cool metal dish
Winter weather is now for what we all wish
The evening is different, the sun has gone down
The air has cooled off, we’re no longer drowned
From the sweat dripping over us, a constant admonition
The summer is here, we need air condition.
But that evening breeze, and the beauty it carries
Makes me relax and think of picking strawberries
Picking them out in a large open field
Line after line, and no need to yield.
There are berries aplenty
No need to hoard
Just fill up our buckets
And thank the good Lord
For providing us with such a bountiful crop
Making cakes and desserts all day, non stop.
Full bellies at bedtime, and hearts full of bliss
It is summertime magic that brings us this kiss
Winter brings havoc with ice and heavy snow
But summer brings magic that makes us all glow
Whether sun tanned or happy, smiles abound
Summer time brings a certain joy to the town
We stay up much later and play in the dark,
We catch lightning bugs down the road at the park
We spend hours outside in the pool swimming
Then hours of rest to wake up and persist in
Another day in the sun, a day filled with fun
A day to just play but to remember the one
The one thing that summer returns with each year
Is the summertime kiss filled with play and good cheer!!