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Lost Summers

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Lost Summers

		
		I recall when summer
		Was sitting in the shade
		Drinking icy glasses 
		Of Mama’s lemonade.

		In the magic  summers
		When love was fresh and new;
		Delight of summer evenings		
		Exclusively for two.

		Later on the summers
		Were two weeks at the shore;
		Brushing sand from children
		Wishing days were more.

		Life with all its burdens,
		Halts not for summer’s treasure.
		There no longer is the time
		To taste of summer’s pleasure.

		Summers have grown shorter
		And busier it seems.
		Lazy days of summer
		Are only in my dreams.


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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:02:00 PM
    the poem is hot and Awesome... Joyce, congrats with your summer time poem...love Linda

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:00:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce, I love this one xx

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:40:00 PM
    JOYCE, 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: 7/24/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Wow! I like the imagery you created with this one! It has to go in my favs.

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 9:11:00 PM
    I LOVE this one, it is so true, Joyce, only the older folks can really appreciate it.

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 2:04:00 PM
    It does seem as if time is shorter, and people don't have the idle lazy summers of those days I remember from childhood. Such a shame......it was a wonderful thing!

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 12:17:00 PM
    i love the way you've described the summers of the past. it's too bad things have to change, but you've captured both sides so well in your poem...

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 11:44:00 AM
    everything sara said is what i agree with. excellent write.

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:27:00 AM
    Excellent rhythm, flow, and rhyme in this one..Great choice of topics..If written for the contest about summer, should be in the top of the list in my book..Enjoyed reading today..Sara