Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership


SKAT     A  Avatar SKAT     A  - LIFETIME Premium Member SKAT     A  - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Sunburn which was written by poet SKAT A . Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by SKAT A

Best SKAT A Poems

+ Fav Poet


~Without  suntan lotion~

The balloon man silently left the park
Where are all the jump rope kids?
The hopscotch sidewalk is slowly fading
The children are covered in sweat
I see dried pecan trees, every one fights for the fountain turn
Where are all the pretty flowers, why do the swings sit alone? 

Why must it hurt -the sun -the burn -the tan,
It must be summer all over again?


Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 4/23/2014 1:37:00 AM

    Hey girl, what's up? So sad that no one is reading your stuff:) It's cool though, cause I got your back--better leave it there lol. Hugs, Mel :)

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 7:29:00 PM

    Thank You so much for your kind words I am always nervous about posting my poems; but your post made me smile and I hope we do become friends

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 5:58:00 PM

    Went to Capri a couple of years ago . Put my sun cream all over me but forgot my feet . Then went for a long walk . Thanks for the memory , lol

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 7:21:00 AM

    Why, indeed?! irony in (free) verse. Nice write...Robert xoxoxo

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 2:06:00 PM

    You catch the dried out feeling of a hot hot day. well done. Hmm no! you catch the whole very hot day at a glance. That is beautifully done.

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:06:00 AM

    And those showers where in this position it's hot, and if you move a little, it's cold. Ah thanks for the memories.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:32:00 AM

    The downside of summer. The visual of a crowded water fountain is great.

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:07:00 PM

    My friends all swim in a top to toe covered swimsuit, full sleeved and legging covered. But i thot recently dat d sun wasnt too bright so i wore a short sleevd swim cling shirt and long tights but my oh my later i realisd what a painful bronze sunburn i got on my arms even though i aplied sunscreen lotion! It made me convincd that God doesnt want us to swim naked or even seminaked for it causes awful ugly sunburn n skin cancer. So i enjoyd yor aweinspiring rhymin poem. Love n :) zay

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:44:00 PM

    This is an excellent work, and I thank you for your comments, I greatly appreciate it

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 11:53:00 AM

    dear friend, i am delighted like anything reading your invitation promising, and your artless efforts in processing beauty... good. would sure love to welcome your enthusiastic attitude to help me with deserving support, God Bless. let me read your verses and submit you my humble reviews, meanwhile, kindly introduce me to other potential bards, who are critics as well. thanx, love and appreciation again. waiting your action. rgds , muah, the hug is returned. pls accept.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Great visuals here! Nice work!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 10:42:00 AM

    this is nice. thumbs up! imagery is awesome.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:58:00 PM

    just seeing this one again. Skat, it hurts WORSE to see it leaving!!!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 3:13:00 PM

    Wow........the use of Imagery is inspiring!!!

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 9:21:00 PM

    i can so relate to this. so much. great write! ~lori

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 12:04:00 AM

    loved, reminded me of something

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 9:19:00 PM

    This was glorious, sad and just beautiful. I love the sense of emptiness, longing and even a bit of ...what is it...shame? ALl in all, awesome one. Not the sunburn I was thinking of. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 5:27:00 AM

    Good Morning, Thank you for the welcome note. I hope to enjoy posting here. I also want to enjoy the poetry of others, and learn how to navigate the site. This poem was sadly sweet, a worthy read in any case.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 5:26:00 AM

    Good Morning, Thank you for the welcome note. I hope to enjoy posting here. I also want to enjoy the poetry of others, and learn how to navigate the site. This poem was sadly sweet, a worthy read in any case.

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 4:48:00 AM

    Lovely. You must have been at the beach in Mombasa or Malindi or Diani. Love it. Gerald

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:03:00 AM

    Feel your pain, toppin 100 almost everday here in Vegas!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:13:00 PM

    Very well done. A nice poem with great body. Roger Dale Hadden.

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:40:00 PM

    All the guys I know have 3rd degree sunburns...It is utterly gross. I am sooo sorry for your pain!! great poem! -heather

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:17:00 AM

    no! PD

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:31:00 AM

    We don't get a lot of heat here, but I know the southwest recently had very high temps! Oh, the pain of a sunburn! Especially when the skin starts to peel. Ouch! God bless you, and thanks for the contests that you sponsor! You're a blessing to fellow soupers! JP

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 6:46:00 PM

    Enjoyed this cute poem. I have to sit out in the sun 15 to 20 min. a day to get Vit.D back in my system but am very careful not to get a burn. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:55:00 PM

    Been there done that and it is no fun..The sad thing is latter in life one can develop skin cancer from one burn..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:34:00 AM

    Your images of heat, dryness, the playground and the withering foliage are extremely well drawn. Sooo hot!!! Well done SKAT! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:56:00 AM

    Your talent shines through the burn...nicely said. You paint a clear picture with your choice of images.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:41:00 AM

    It's an excellent poem reflecting childhood life in summer days. A secret beauty is hidden in it. Lovely done my friend. Loved always, bl