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Summer Life as a Kid

Sweet Summer breeze
scraped n' bruise covered knees
sidewalk chalk marks on your jeans
torn clothes, worn as badges of Adventure
popsicle stained lips
secret crush kisses
Summer life as a kid
I truly miss it

Snatching fireflies from the skies
watching sunsets dashed with
cayenne pepper cotton candy
Sunnies nibbling toes
filled with stale bread from mom
kick the can, truth or dare, hide & go seek
mud pie smiles, warm chocolate chip cookies to eat
Summer life as a kid
I truly miss it

Grandmas sweet tea conversations on the porch
covert midnight campfires with friends
from spying little sisters
Ghost stories to tell, marshmallows to toast
climbing trees, fairy tale dreams
being the first one picked
for the kickball team
Summer life as a kid
I truly miss it

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  1. Date: 12/17/2009 10:40:00 AM
    Thank you for allowing us to share your childhood memories, Heather. Many of the activities you describe are ones I miss as well, especially "Snatching fireflies from the skies." As for the cookies and pies, my waistline is saying, "No way!" This is a delightful, warm-hearted poem. Love and Christmas blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 1:22:00 AM
    A very good poem and fun to read, the memories when we were a kid...good write..Danny