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Under the Stars

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Under the Stars

Under the stars on a warm summer night,

many years ago, oh what a sight.

Fireflies glowing in the sky,

earth worms crawling near by,

Summer vacation was such a joy,

when I was just a boy.

Under the stars on a warm summer night,

many years ago, oh what a sight.

Written August 6, 2011

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:26:00 PM
    James, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 1:55:00 AM
    Reminds me of my own memories of summer nights. Good write.

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 5:44:00 PM
    Good to read the memories of your nights under the stars James..how ya been keeping.?

  1. Date: 8/9/2011 1:41:00 PM
    i sneak oustise to wink at these lit insects, james... sounds like the new form i intriduced.. come and check.. a dleightful read all the way! :) huggs, nette

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    Date: 8/9/2011 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *outside*... *introduced*...*delightful*
  1. Date: 8/9/2011 1:57:00 AM
    YEs, james, you are just like me. I miss the fireflies too! They were sometimes called lightening bugs,maybe even more often than called fireflies!

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 4:17:00 PM
    Love the nostalgia, I yearn for the summer night too, especially with it being winter on my side of the world.. enjoyed this write James ;)

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 2:57:00 PM
    great memories James and we make them every day ..from childhood to adulthood..under those same stars luv..beautiful piece..

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 10:13:00 PM
    Tender verse with all the lovely memories that go with a starlit night. Enjoyed this so much James.

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 9:20:00 PM
    soft nostalgic memories are so much a part of poetry, James. Nice job of it and thanks for your comments. I understand about the back thing. Have to see my chiro every couple of weeks just to keep going. thank God for him. Alternate heat and cold works good to pump out the inflamation, My friend. Hang in there

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 3:01:00 PM
    Remember those times myself..Enjoyed going down memory lane with your work..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work with such kind comment..I am sorry to learn about your back problems..I am still not completely over my surgery of March of this year.. I had a cyst at L3/L4 that had to come out and dr. hollowed out around a facet joint..I have had some more muscle spasms since then..It is going to get well though...Sara

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 1:12:00 PM
    Reminds me of "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury. Nice job! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 10:30:00 AM
    Lovely nostalgic piece, James. Hope you feel better soon. I haven't been on Soup too much lately either - hopefully, the site's technical problems will be resolved soon...

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 12:04:00 AM
    Terrific write mate, loved those days indeed....with love...old Jack

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 11:54:00 PM
    Yes indeed. Things seemed so much brighter and more colorful when we were kids. Everything was more beautiful. Fresher, cleaner, better. Maybe it's just that it was us. Good job here James. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 11:51:00 PM
    James very sweet and gentle~ love the opening of the poem,,, the fireflies give magic to your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 10:20:00 PM
    This is very pleasant. You always manage to recall your childhood with such sweet verse. Sorry about your back. You may have told me but I have a bad memory. I am not in good shape these days either, but it's nothing that keeps me down, just a big fat pain in my back!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 10:06:00 PM
    A perfect rhyme for this time of year. Fireflies are so much a part of summer and your inclusion of them in this verse is so appropriate.

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 8:55:00 PM
    You took me back to some wonderful summer nights in my youth, James. Don't put too much pressure on commenting; want your back to get better, okay? This poem is lovely. Great memories! Love, Carolyn