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American Summer

Big straw hat and cut off jeans
with boondockers on his feet
shirtless with shades and a can of beer
a redneck is beating the heat

He joins his son in the kiddie pool
filled with the garden hose
keeping cool is easy for him
he just wears fewer clothes

He has airconditioners in his truck
both rolled all the way down
the kids and dog ride in back
when they drive on into town

When the lawn is mowed he watches Cops
and he's still in love with his wife
no college degree is required
to improve his quality of life

He's an Army vet and a Christian
and votes mostly Democrat
his pay goes for just what he needs
and he's perfectly happy with that

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  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:18:00 AM
    Picture perfect write delivered with style and a lovely inspiring message. Awesome! Congratulations on being featured this week. Well deserved!

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 6:12:00 PM
    Awesome poem.makes me pine for my Vermont summer days

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 7:57:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured poem! This poem fits me to a T! lol Yes, I have to agree with Liz Reilly, the imagery is really awesome! Good job! Have a good weekend, Razorblade

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 7:19:00 AM
    The imagery here was great. I could See the events so clearly as I read this.Fresh and down to earth, an enjoyable read. Congrats on the feature.

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 12:18:00 PM
    Hey, I think I've met this guy. Very real poem with vivid images to tell the tale. Congratulations on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poetry this week Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2008 11:43:00 AM
    Oh well, I don't know how or why you have slipped beside the soup's bowl, I think you're a hearty writer. I know that many will find your work and think it's most fulfilling. 'American Summer' takes one day that can be part of many that are the same. The same, yes, but each have their own differences and are made special and memorable in some way. You're a good writer, I enjoyed reading this..thank you! God bless you and yours....Mikki