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Holding on to Summer

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Holding on to Summer

Summer freedom came when the

last bell rang, telling us that summer

vacation had started.

No more teachers telling us what to do,

no more homework, until after Labor Day.

Time for us to do what we wanted.

Sleeping in and all the freedom we wanted

was ours for the taking.

Bike riding until our legs ached,

but we didn't care one bit.

Swimming holes in the country

was where we headed on those

long hot days.

Friends together doing what

we loved.

Watching lighting bugs

as they flew over our heads

was such a joy.

Telling ghost stories or

about men from outer space

coming down to visit us.

Movies, reading our comics

on a raining day, what a tender

memory that was.  Childhood days

went by way to fast as did

our summer vacation, we were

always wanting to hold on to summer,

knowing that Labor Day would soon be

here and back to school we would go.

Written 8-11-11

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  1. Date: 8/14/2011 5:33:00 PM
    Another lovely nostalgic piece, James - thanks for sharing and keep them coming!

  1. Date: 8/12/2011 4:33:00 PM
    James, as always I loved the poem. I have been absent for awhile also. Hope the back is getting better. Keep posting my friend. Jeff

  1. Date: 8/11/2011 11:32:00 PM
    I really relate to this. it's gotta be our "roots" are so similar in the midwest ways. My b day was on Labor Day and ony falls on it every time Sept5 is on a monday. It is cool but at the same time I hate it becuase it's summer's END.

  1. Date: 8/11/2011 3:50:00 PM
    remember all these memories and then some James.. we always counted down the days till it was Summer.. now I hang onto Summer cause I never want it to leave.. lovely piece my friend..luv..