Hot Summer Day

	
A group of city kids, so bored
one sizzling summer day,
hoped for cool respite from the heat,
for they still wished to play.

They didn’t want to sit inside,
play games, or watch TV.
Then something—like a miracle—
would change ennui to glee.

While trudging into town, they heard
loud youngsters having fun 
and splashing sounds. They came to life
and broke into a run.

They found friends donning swimsuits, in
the street—a river now!
The rippling water, clear and cold,
was flowing freely. How—

they didn’t bother asking. They
dashed home, but soon came back
dressed for wet play-time with their friends.
These funsters lost all track

of time and paid no mind to those
who watched, amazed, nearby.
Since they were dripping wet with sweat,
nobody there was dry!

An open hydrant’s “river” brought
relief and joy to those
oppressed by heat that summer day.
Who opened it? Who knows?

September 9, 2017, written for Eve Roper's Hot Summer Day Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 9/18/2017 6:29:00 PM
congratulations, janice!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/18/2017 9:34:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jack. Janice
Date: 9/18/2017 3:08:00 PM
Congrats Janice :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/18/2017 4:50:00 PM
Thank you, Gary! Janice
Date: 9/17/2017 6:06:00 PM
Janice congrats on your win!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/17/2017 10:18:00 PM
Thanks so much, Brenda! Janice
Date: 9/17/2017 5:33:00 PM
Thank you, Janice, for entering my contest. .... Congratulations on your win... Hugs Eve ~`*
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/17/2017 10:17:00 PM
Eve, thanks so much! Janice
Date: 9/17/2017 3:12:00 PM
Congrats Janice!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/17/2017 10:17:00 PM
Thanks so much, Vijay! Janice
Date: 9/10/2017 7:53:00 AM
Beautiful Janice, I remember this experience myself as a child! Good Luck
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/10/2017 1:14:00 PM
Thanks so much, Mike! Janice
Date: 9/9/2017 4:13:00 PM
A beautiful write Janice. Your wonderful words display quite a fun and lovely scene. Good luck in the contest! :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/9/2017 5:42:00 PM
Thanks so much, Susan. Janice
Date: 9/9/2017 3:14:00 PM
Lovely poem Janice--it describes the scene well--a pleasure to read--good luck for the contest!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/9/2017 4:02:00 PM
Thanks so much, Vijay! Janice
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/9/2017 4:02:00 PM
Thanks so much, Vijay! Janice