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Below is the poem entitled A SUMMER DAY WITH GRANNY which was written by poet Rick Zablocki. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It happened so many years ago
I remember it like today
The sun was hot you had to know
When Granny went swimming I say

Now Granny's eyes had a twinkle
She was loved by one and all
Not ashamed of any wrinkle
Trouble walking since her fall

So the two o us we helped her
Walk into the water so blue
And as we mad the water stir
What would happen no one knew

Now Granny was a show off
She had a trick or two
We stood back just far enough
To see what she can do

Granny did a perfect front roll
In water never the less
When up she came it took a toll
She was in a great big mess

For Granny had no teth at all
She lost them with her trick
The grand kids laughed they had to crawl
While the adults were queasy and sick

Diving and diving we kept it up
We had to find those teeth
A Grand Kid using a discarded cup
Found those teeth in water beneath

Now as I walk that beach today
Those memories keep coming
Of the day that Granny lost her teeth
And the fun we had in sunning

True story. We love and miss Granny.
June 8th, 2013.

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  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Rick, this poem made me smile! It reminded me of forgotten summer days with my own Grandma. Well done! Also, thank you for reading my poem "A Fairy's Fantasy", and for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:00:00 PM
    RICK, you wrote a lovely summer day's poem.... congrats... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:34:00 AM
    What a wonderful, happy memory of grandma. One that will always put a giggle in your breath. Thank you for sharing this delightful memory of a summer day long ago. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:04:00 PM
    a nice summer day write... congrats... :-)... always & forever.... PD

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 4:42:00 PM
    I wasn't sure if I should laugh or I laughed, poor Granny..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Love this, Rick! We are forever grateful for memories such as this. Congratulations on a wonderful win!

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 11:54:00 PM
    congrats Rick on your winning entry in my 'summer" contest

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Granny's - I remember mine too therefore great to read your rhyme on the theme. Make one wish..........

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:44:00 PM
    hey, now that is a great story to tell your kids!! My grandma died so long ago, but she was not a "fun" kind like this one seems to have been. I enjoyed reading of your grandma.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:21:00 AM
    Lovely Rick I miss my nan too....xx