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Lights Up

Summer’s time to take a break
From work, from home, from school,
By traveling to someplace new
Or lounging by the pool.

If may be only for a week
Or for a month or two,
But it’s an opportunity
For more than barbecue.

The longer warmer days support
A change in our routines.
Our shorts and tank tops take the place
Of turtlenecks and jeans.

The weather even alters meals;
On lighter fare we dine,
With lemonade or ice-cold beer
Or sips of chilled white wine.

It’s good to take advantage
Of this annual transition.
If life’s a play, then summertime
Is surely intermission.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:02:00 PM

    hello, Ilene the poem is hot and Awesome... congrats with your summer time poem...love Linda

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:02:00 AM

    Congratulations Ilene I love the intermission idea, that's a summer in England lol xx

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:38:00 PM

    ILENE, a lovely gift of a poem. Thank you for the support my contest. Stop by and enjoy my blog: (A Lavender Day-- summer contest) winners. Have yourself an awesome day. LUV ~SKAT

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:02:00 AM

    Nothing like a little fun in the sun, kickback time. Course summer for me actually means more work, with the baseball stadium livening up again (but it's the kind of work that makes people smile so it doesn't feel so much like work). Enjoy your intermission!

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 4:14:00 PM

    If I can get over this cold, maybe I can finally enjoy it. Cheers.

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 4:42:00 AM

    Your poem has sparked my desire for vacations! Enjoyed it a lot! Thank you!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 8:25:00 PM

    Very nicely worded...loved the strong ending....hugs

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:58:00 PM

    Nice poetic way to describe the upcoming summer season.