SUMMERTIME BLUES

Written by: stephen blencowe


     IT'S BEEN A BUSY SEASIDE SUMMER DAY..
     WHILE THE SUN WAS AT IT'S HEIGHT AND BURNING
     UP THE DAY...
     ON THE BEACH THEY'RE LAYING AND BASKING
     IN THE SUN...
     SOME TURN A GOLDEN COLOUR..
     WHILE OTHERS GLOW A SCARLET RED JUST LIKE
     A STICK OF SEASIDE ROCK...
     BEWARE THE UV'S, THERE'S CANCER IN THE AIR..
     THE DECK CHAIRS WEAR CONTENTED SMILES WITH
     PEOPLE IN THEIR LAPS..
     WHILE AT THE WATERS EDGE THE CHILDREN PLAY..
     DANCING WILDLY IN THE WATER....
     LAUGHING LOUDLY AT THE WAVES....
     THE OLDIES ARE OUT THERE PADDLING WHILE TIGHTLY
     HOLDING HANDS..
     SHE HOLDS HER DRESS UP TO HER KNEES.
     GOD, DO THEY STILL WEAR BLOOMERS..
     WHILE OUT AT SEA THE LILO'S FLOAT....
     AND BOBBLE IN THE WAVES..
     FIGHTING WITH THE CURRENTS..
     THERE'S A COUPLE WITH A WAYWARD BEACH BALL...
     YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN..
     AS IT LANDS IN SOMEONE'S PICNIC LUNCH..
     ICE CREAM, DRINKS AND CANDY FLOSS..
     THE SMELL OF GREASY FISH AND CHIPS..
     I'M CRAVING FOR A QUIET PLACE.
     THE NOISE AROUND IS QUITE UNSETTLING..
     THE SHOUTING, SCREAMING, PEOPLE FALLING OUT
     AND PEOPLE MAKING OUT...
     WILL SOMEONE STOP THAT DOG FROM BARKING..
     PLEASE GET ME UNDER A LARGE UMBRELLA..
     I'M BURNING IN THE RAYS..
     WHILE NEXT TO ME THE RAUCOUS SOUNDING SEAGULLS
     FIGHT FOR SCRAPS OF FOOD..
     FOR ALL THE SUN THE DAY IS PASSING BY AND SOON
     THE LIGHT WILL GO TO SLEEP..
     THE NOISE HAS NOW ABATED AND IS DRIFTING OUT TO SEA..
     THE BEACH WILL SOON BE EMPTY AND PEACEFUL ONCE AGAIN..
     THE TIDE HAS WOKEN UP AND IS CLAWING BACK THE SHORE..
     SLOWLY FIRST THEN WITH A BRUTAL RUSH.
     THE CRASHING, FOAMING WAVES LAY WHITENED ON THE BEACH..
     A SILENT CHILL IS FELT AS EVENING SLOWLY FALLS..
     THERE'S SHADOW'S ON THE PROMENADE AS LONELY JOGGERS RUN..
     PUFFING OUT THEIR CHEST'S AND GETTING OUT OF BREATH..
     IT'S BEEN A LONG AND STRESSFUL DAY AND I NEED A CUP OF TEA..
     AND A MOMENT TO MYSELF..........