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I Remember That Summer

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I Remember That Summer

           ....  I remember that summer

    ...He was only here for the summer.
Countless afternoons the four of us spent
swimming at the dam or playing soccer in the park.
Gayle and I, he and Donny.

    ...Awkward fifteen year old shyness
turned into sixteen year old flirtations.
A game of tag in the cemetary
turned into a playful wrestling match
before becoming a tender kiss.

    ...He told me he could not date me
because his best friend had a crush on me.
Before summer ended I was dating a senior,
eighteen and so grown up.

    ...His friend had never stood a chance with me
and he had thrown away his.

~~~ for Franks's contest "A Summer Memory" ~~~

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  1. Date: 7/18/2012 8:30:00 PM
    Very nice poem, oh how I miss young love!~Tammy~

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 1:14:00 PM
    The poem is good and it must have been quiet a summer. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:33:00 AM, I'm sorry I missed this one earlier. What a tender, nostalgic, and rather bittersweet poem this is. But what a wonderful memory to keep.

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 10:24:00 PM
    So sweet, and captivating! '...awkward fifteen year old shyness turned into sixteen year old flirtations' love that phrase! Well done, Francine!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 4:57:00 PM
    people passing closely by , thoughts of what if can i, cant deny....but a not if to try....

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 11:21:00 PM
    WOW! I love it! Very nice, Francine! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 3:12:00 PM
    wonderful poem, Francine, enjoyed. harry

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 8:36:00 PM
    Sad ending, but common in cases...Wonderful write!

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 12:50:00 PM
    While reading this, memories of the film "Summer of '42" flashed into my mind. Overall, this is an impressive write.

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 12:11:00 PM
    The complications of romance so aptly stated Francine; don't we wonder whot might have been with a different decision. A poem of lost memories in the past. P S Thanks always for your sweet comments, they are precious to me! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 11:32:00 AM
    What we loose when fear takes over aye? nice one! [Thank you for my honor ;)] Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 3:51:00 PM
    sorry you feel that way

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 1:48:00 PM
    SoupMail. 4 u

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:26:00 PM
    francine, love the romance in the poem, but kind of feel sorry for the friend , coz i had found myself many a time to be the 'friend'. Great poetry RONNY

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 6:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Frank's "A Summer Memory" contest Francine Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:30:00 AM
    a revisit, dear francine... free verse becomes you.. thank you for the reminder about the footnote for Lightfoot contest; i included this already... pardon the memory lapse and huggs! :)

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 9:05:00 PM
    wow francine, I LOVE this and the ending is awesome. I had a story like that in my life as well. BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 12:33:00 PM
    congrats on the placement in the contest.........~sashi

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 12:05:00 PM
    A lost love. Nicely told Francine. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 3:02:00 AM
    a poignant hands are tied, so here's a generic sweet cheers to you for a great win... :) huggs and love, francine!