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The Sounds of Summer Nights

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The Sounds of Summer Nights

The nights are still and quiet, Until you listen to the silence. It's then the parts that make the whole Are clear for ears to hold. Like cream from milk They separate and give us Something to savor,,, Each are ingredients in the recipe That makes the sound of summer. A dog is barking in the distance As a pack of coyotes yip and run. Leaves are rustling softly, In a rare and short-lived breeze. Neighbors are outside talking, But, their words are distant chatter. Now, laughter tells me they are happy. And then, a truck drives by,,, His radio plays an oldie I remember. The underlying sound of crickets Chirping can be heard. They taunt the birds that chase them All the day. Their song doubles as a celebration of life And a challenge for tomorrow. Light flickers from the window And TV is the cause. I can't make out the program but I'm sure That she'll soon call. I hear the back door opening...

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  1. Date: 6/2/2010 4:11:00 PM

    Hey Ray congrats again today on your HM in Laura's contest with this terrific poem.. enjoy another victory my friend and partner..with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 4:58:00 PM

    Again nice job with this free verse, Ray. Enjoyed it. am looking forward to reading more of your poems. Thankskkk for the comment-Robert

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 1:17:00 AM

    You have painted a wonderful picture with your words.. well done.. love constance

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 9:40:00 AM

    sure sounds like a summer night to me nice write enjoyed faleshia

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 7:11:00 AM

    Wow...this is so "real life".....each summer sound is just like standing in one's own backyard on a summer's night....I loved this!!! Well done, Ray !!! Good luck in the contest...looks like a number #1 to me!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 5:49:00 AM

    Great write with a question at the end for the person to interpet like they want to as this is his wife saying.....Or is he a teen whose mom opens the door...Keep the creative pen flowing...Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara