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A Lazy Summer Scene - a Duo-rhyme

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A Lazy Summer Scene - a Duo-rhyme

Iced tea's sipped from a mason jar.
Lemon sun squirts light from afar.
Ruffled parasols relieve some
from relentless heat as green thumbs
plant colorful chrysanthemums.
Barefeet tap to the earth's rhythm.
On sighing summer breeze, bees hum.
Perched on the front porch swing, I strum
a simple chord as neighbors come
and join the carefree song. They drum
to the lazy day's mellow bars
until our light shines from the stars.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2012 1:30:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your winning work..A late congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:41:00 AM
    A well deserved placement for you in the Duo-Rhyme contest. Congratulations Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 1:01:00 AM
    so well arranged, rhonda.. congrats!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Rhonda, just a wonderfully fresh summer poem. Its feels like summer... well done and congratulations on your first place win. Lee

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 6:24:00 AM
    So REAL Rhonda and fresh and i love the use of enjambment! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 3:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Rhonda on another well deserved win.xx

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 2:06:00 AM
    Rhonda congrats on your win, sounds like a perfect summer's day...David

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:21:00 PM
    Rhonda, I am happy to see you and Carrie both got first place. Both of your poems were so deserving. Congratulations on your win with this charming poem that takes us back to the care free days of summer and a way to recapture those days. Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 7:28:00 PM
    How I do love this welcoming poem, ...makes me want to wrangle an invitation to come and enjoy some ice tea with you! What a wonderful picture you have painted of your front porch! (I'm pleased to share this spot with you, Rhonda!)

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 6:49:00 PM
    I love this, Rhonda, Big Congrats, luv, :) Jag

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 6:48:00 PM
    Rhonda, I so enjoy seeing enjambment in a poem like this. Your entry came along toward the end of my contest and I had already fallen in love with Carrie's and then I saw this one, and I just adored it too. Your poem is so delightful. You have captured perfectly the imagery of this lazy summer scene. Congrats on your number one place!

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 3:43:00 AM
    What a pleasant picture of a pretty day melting into the night, you painted here Rhonda! Thanks for you kind words on my page and big thanks for the prayers sent, we need them so much.

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 10:09:00 PM
    This is a very pleasant write! I really enjoyed the delightful passage of time through this poem and the descriptions that summer has on people in this wonderful piece! I loved your playful write that's incredibly awesome! Great Work!!