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Summer Fun

At age eleven, had a paper route
My papers were dropped off about daylight 
I’d be waiting there when they arrived
I’d fold them and delivery from my bike

Then with my tennis racket on my bike
I’d head for the park to play a fun sport
My brother and some friends would be waiting
That early we could always get a court

I cherish this summer time memory  
Early morning tennis four times a week
It made getting up less of a burden
A fun time, following work, was just neat

Later on I played tennis in high school
I even joined the High School tennis team
Enjoyed the sport in college and beyond
But my “park tennis” memories reign supreme

Composed Aug 30, 2012

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 12:02:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Craig's "Summer Fun" contest Charles. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:18:00 PM

    Charles, a wonderful congratulations with your awesome win in craig cornish's " Summer Fun " Xool contest. ~ :-) take care* PD

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 6:48:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Charlie. childhood memories will last forever (^_^) cheers!!! **Maria**

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:30:00 AM

    Congratulations Charles on this winning verse. How sweet your memories flow! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 2:26:00 AM

    Charles, what great memories and how wonderful they inspired you to choose a sport that would hold such meaning for you though the years. Congratulations on your win with this lovely poem.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:39:00 PM

    How cool. you are the only one who wrote of a specific sport!! Great summer fun. I wish I'd learned to play it better. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:35:00 PM

    Hi Charles. Did you see that you are the lone male winner? Congratulations on your memories and win. Lvoe, joyce

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:28:00 PM

    Congratson your win, Charles, with wonderful and cherished memories...hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:08:00 PM

    Charles, I was a paperboy and a tennis player. I love your poem and memories.