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Summer Fun

One hundred feet of yellow plastic,
that's how long it seemed to me.
Stretching from the picnic table,
on past that grand pear tree.

Water flowing from a garden hose,
kept the surface slick and wet.
And there I was, first one in line.
Was I ready?  You bet!

One, two, three. Get ready, set and go.
Run towards it with all my might.
A belly flop and off I go,
down that Slip-N-Slide, out of sight.

Grass stained knees and sunburned face,
all worn out from all the fun.
Now it's time to say goodnight,
Can't wait 'til tomorrow comes.


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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Craig's "Summer Fun" contest Paula. Love, Carol

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

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:43:00 PM
    Big Congratulations on your winning entry friend Paula :) Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:17:00 AM
    Paula, Congratulations on your win! Such a lovely verse! I see it, feel it, hear it! All divine! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 2:08:00 AM
    I can remember doing this on those really hot days. Wonderful memories expressed. Congratulations on your win Paula.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:35:00 PM
    gosh, they started those things a long time ago, didn't then?? Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Awesome to see this one finally. Big congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Paula a lovely time had by all xx

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:53:00 PM
    The super slip-n-slide...a great summer memory! Congrats on your win, Paula! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Sounds like a lot of fun well told. congratulations Paula. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:02:00 PM
    This is so awesome Paula---I love it! Grass stained knees--proved you did it.

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Much fun! Paula! Enjoyed...jimbo

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 11:20:00 PM
    I, too, have fond childhood memories of summer days playing on the slip and slide with my friends. At the end of the day, we were bruised and battered from collisions, but we didn't care. Everyone always came back for more! A delightful write that brought back wonderful childhood memories!! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one today..From this work, reads like you really had some fun..I bet that mother or grandmother did not have to rock those children to sleep..Sara