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The Dog Days of Summer

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The Dog Days of Summer

We let down the top to soak in the sun
Now that the harshness of winter is done

As you let back the seat and put your feet on the dash
Saying, “keep your eyes on the road I don’t want to crash”

I truly must admit that I’m torn completely in two 
The coast has its beauty, then again so do you

As the beauty of the Sun is absorbed by your skin
Like a kid at the candy store I simply want to dig in

If life is a candy store sweetheart you are the treat
All the other candy I tasted, never tasted so sweet

The reason I love summer is because of the heat
The skimpier the bikini, the greater the treat 

I can’t begin to express how wonderful you are
Saying, “hey take a look at her I’ll steer the car”

At first I truly had no idea what I should say?
Though now it’s, “ok sweetheart, have it your way”

I think that is because you know these words are true
I may take look at her but I shall forever belong to you

Summer is a time that is as bright as the sun
Out goes the cold as it’s replaced by the fun

We have our barbecues and sit under the stars
Let down the tops and go for rides in our cars

Go tend to our gardens in farmer John clothes
Truly amazed at how fast everything grows

Go hang out at the river as well as the lake
Cover ourselves in oil than let our skin bake

Embrace the moments because these words are true
The days last much longer and the sky is so blue

The dog days of summer I reckon that’s so
We bark and howl at folk we don’t even know

If life is banquet then summer is the feast
I think we should gobble it up, to say the least

Written for john's Summer contest.

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  1. Date: 4/18/2009 4:06:00 AM
    Always, always you amaze me with the depth of your love for your wife, even now in this lovely poem about "summer'. As always, well written with words to ignite the imagination. Hugss

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 1:04:00 PM
    You capture well the lightheartedness and warmth of summer, MJ. Nice poem!

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 12:41:00 PM
    Great job here, Michael (with a few corrections ... smile ...) and good luck in the contest !! 3rd stanza/first line i.e. "in two" instead of "into" next stanza 2nd line did you leave out a word as in "want to" instead of just "want" ? 8th stanza I know you mean "no idea" ... just a typo ... other than that its picture perfect ... hope you don't mind my corrections ... love the last stanza !!

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 7:29:00 AM
    MIchael thank you for your kind and encouraging words today about my poem.Rgds Brian & Happy Easter

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:24:00 PM
    Michael, This is lovely..Your heart shines as bright as the beautiful sun...You know what we say Michael, you can look but don't you touch..LOL. I am not looking forward to the heat but I love this warm piece...Best Wishes in the contest and Always...Blessings to you and your family~ YF4L Tyesha

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 8:33:00 AM
    Well I think this is just gorgeous, my friend. I love your heart and it shines in this. Good luck in the contest, not that you will need it. Outstanding job! :) Love to all your family YF4L Chirstie

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 8:29:00 AM
    lol i love his write. the summer is pretty beautiful....and the women do complement the sun.: love and peace-james

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 6:44:00 AM
    Ha ha! Let's face it, women are beautiful creatures (of course men aren't exactly difficult to look at either)! This is delightful Michael and an excellent summer write. We all can feel it for sure as you captured it extremely well! A winning poem! Good luck! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 6:24:00 PM
    Hey Mike ,read your work before and you haven't lost your touch.Captured the feel of riding with that one on a summer day ,the world is right.....Jim

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 4:43:00 PM
    So vibrant it comes right off the page. Love the analogies and the injected humor. Well done.

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 1:18:00 PM
    Great write Michael..I'm votin for it! BG

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 1:01:00 PM
    This is a great story about Summer Michael, and I love it, I am sure all of us girls can relate to their loved ones sneaking a peak at the gorgeous girls who pass their way, but its nice to know, the one next to you is the one you love most.. Thankyou for your comment on my poem, love Jo

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 12:24:00 PM
    Offended? Hell no! I love everything you spoke of in your poem...bikinis....looking at women in bikinis especially. I love my wife for not punishing me for it. Good write, Mike. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 10:35:00 AM
    It's truely a man's viewpoint about the bikini, one that as a woman, I've grown to overlook as all men can't help...we know that as long your hearts belong to us, you can look all you like...:::grin:::I love this poem. Good luck in the contest Michael! 4ever, Trudy

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 9:35:00 AM
    I can't wait for summer! You've got me even more excited about it! Michael this was an awesome write about the excitement and freedom of summer. Good luck in the contest! ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 7:14:00 AM
    ..just waiting for summer, and all the things you wrote.. Constance

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 7:09:00 AM
    This makes me look forward to those HOT HOT days that soon we will all be complaining about! We are either too hot, or too cold,....but this poem is just right!!:) ~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 4:24:00 AM
    A real delicious couplet, light but universally accurate. Thanks for your tribute on my contest place with Conversations with the Moon, blessings to the soup for signifying the element significant. Best of luck, Micheal. Peace and Love

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 3:28:00 AM
    summer writes always make me :) ... i love the SUN ... though its heat i hate! i love the last line ... an absolute treat this write is for the summer! beats wishes ~ Arany

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 12:52:00 AM
    Bes wishes with this Michael.Rgds Brian & thanks for your kind words & commnts.