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Summer Fun

The rest were born in spring or autumn,
I was Mama’s summer child.
Perhaps that is the very reason
I’m by summer days beguiled.

I counted hours until my birthday
On the seventh of July,
Rising crescendo of excitement 
Before happy birthday high.

There were the gifts of lady-fingers
That my brothers helped me light.
Attention from my loved big brothers
Always kept my birthdays bright.

One week’s stay at Uncle Charlie’s
Playing with my favorite cousins,
Aunt Lillian, relaxed and loving
Baking cookies by the dozens.

Then back home to little sister,
Teaching alphabet and numbers,
Those sweet days of early childhood
I’m reliving in my slumbers.

Written: August 30, 2012

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Craig's "Summer Fun" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:19:00 PM
    Joyce, a wonderful congratulations with your awesome win in craig cornish's " Summer Fun " Xool contest. ~ :-) take care* PD

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:10:00 AM
    thoughts of summer that cling to my mind, joyce... .congrats on your fine win.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce on you win...cheers!!!!!!!!!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:10:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce, on your win for this lovely verse of summer memories. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Geez I have forgotten too much! YES Joyce..I have played at being school teacher pretty much from age 8 on LOL. Congrad's on your win. Thanks for the emories! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 2:00:00 AM
    Oh Joyce, this poem is so heartwarming and well written. I love the closeness of happy family you relate in your poem. Congratulations on a well deserved win!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:32:00 PM
    SO SWEET this one is in the winners' circle. I am summer baby like you, but late summer (early Sept.) I liked the mention of your birth date. My first boyfriend was born on JUly 7. john spencer, who I cannot track down. We met in the glorious days of summer in our age of innocence!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Your summer memories sound wonderful with loving family and fun days, Joyce! Congrats on your wonderful win!! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:51:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce, lovely summer memories xx

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:20:00 PM
    congrats on your win

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:02:00 PM
    Well done, and congratulations on this wonderful win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 5:59:00 PM
    Joyce, you always share such special reality in such a warm way!!

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 3:23:00 PM
    With these past memories, wouldn't be nice to have Rod Serling around to take us into the Twilight Zone and relive them? Good write Joyce.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 7:23:00 AM
    lovely and beautifully rhymed!

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 4:44:00 AM
    Sweet memories penned very beautifully Joyce...loved the read very much.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 12:01:00 AM
    And you have writen about it well.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:22:00 PM sweet Joyce. Your memories are good ones and thats wonderful. Have a great weekend. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 11:31:00 AM
    excellent write joyce...good luck in the contest.. :) Have a nice day

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Sweet, Im so glad you have such great memories andare able to write such lovely poems about them .BG