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HOT SUMMER DAY

HOT SUMMER DAY hair’s fallen, wet. clinging shirt with sweat. shoe’s barely protect my feet, from the pavement’s heat. i climb aboard the bus, no air conditioning, of course, and head to the bustling city streets. perspiration stains and inpatient glances all shout, with the fervor of a wet dog, shaking himself. i depart this catacomb. windows decorated with sundresses and sandals. the dummies never bat their eyes nor stink, though the steam seeps into every crevice. i’m glum and irritated, the heat pressing on every thought. i’ve come here to find a gift - and i do i do i do not in the shops but in the street. i hear the uproarious laughter of children. the city street has sprung a fire hydrant leak. oh those tinkling voices, like crystal, lifting up my spirits! oh the joy of splashing waters and the serendipitous smiles! oh how i can live through the glorious eyes of happy children. my heart forgets my complaint. 9/16/2017
Eve Roper’s Hot Summer Day Contest 1st Place

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Date: 9/18/2017 8:26:00 PM
Congratulations on a 'hot poem". You take the reader from discomfort to refreshment through children's laughter.
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Date: 9/18/2017 6:09:00 PM
congrats, kim!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/18/2017 7:51:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 9/18/2017 3:02:00 PM
Congrats Kim, very much enjoyed :)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/18/2017 7:51:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 9/18/2017 10:41:00 AM
So very well done Kim, congratulations...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/18/2017 7:49:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 9/18/2017 7:30:00 AM
Congrats, Kim on your Hot Summer Day win! Wonderful!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/18/2017 7:49:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 9/18/2017 12:49:00 AM
Congratulations , Kim on your first placement with a beautiful poem.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/18/2017 4:20:00 AM
Thank you, Subimal!
Date: 9/17/2017 5:31:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, for entering my contest. You poem gave me a vision of that day, the children playing, the water hydrant, and the steamy day.... Congratulations on your win... Hugs Eve ~`*
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/17/2017 5:39:00 PM
Thanks so much for the win! So glad you enjoyed!
Date: 9/17/2017 3:11:00 PM
Congrats Kim on your top win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/17/2017 5:13:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay!
Date: 9/16/2017 11:58:00 AM
Well written Kim
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/16/2017 1:21:00 PM
Thanks so much, Silent!