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Summertime is Here

Summertime is here And I can already hear the birds singing The bees buzzing Travelling from one flower to another Sucking the nutrients they need for their honey Or rather, our honey Once we invade their home and take what is theirs The sun is out to bake my already burnt skin Making me a shade darker Turning my caramel-coloured skin To a dark chocolate ebony beauty Summertime is here Streets filled with laughter Schools out, freedom has arrived As the children run up and down Calling out to each other The tune from the ice cream van invades minds As people hum to it Over and over like a broken record Smiles plastered on their faces From the pleasure of gently sucking on ice lollies A welcome relief to dehydrated lips Summertime is here Flowers are in bloom My once dull garden Now a shade of every colour Butterfly and ladybug Alive again As the earth spins on its rightful axis Lovers are out Sharing kisses under big oak tree A lover’s nest Their laughter filling the air As they lay on their blankets Summertime is here Achoos and misery befall me Runny nose, like a water hose Itchy eyes, an unexpected pleasure Drowsing me, slipping in and out of consciousness Summertime is here And so is my hay fever

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Date: 4/18/2017 9:36:00 AM
Lol, a funny ending. Beautiful poem, Ibrahim.
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Date: 4/13/2017 11:28:00 PM
Enjoyed Summertime. Welcome to soup.
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/18/2017 4:08:00 AM
Thanks Anisha for the warm welcome
Date: 4/13/2017 5:39:00 AM
First of all welcome to the soup, and second, I simply love your poetry!
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/13/2017 6:38:00 AM
Thanks White Wolf, Thank you so much
Date: 4/13/2017 4:10:00 AM
Wow! I'm in awe of your write. well done.
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/13/2017 6:39:00 AM
Thanks Afolabi, My fellow Nigeria Brother. Read some your poems. They are amazing. Put weight to your praise. Thanks
Date: 4/12/2017 4:39:00 PM
Awe summertime was good fun :)
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/13/2017 2:16:00 AM
Thanks
Date: 4/12/2017 8:52:00 AM
Beautiful ... Very enjoyable description ... A7 ...
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/13/2017 2:17:00 AM
Thanks, means a lot
Date: 4/12/2017 7:28:00 AM
Ibrahim, this is very cleverly done. With a poem full of joyful vivid images you can sing the season like no other but in the end, with delightful humor, you remind us of the realities of life for the sad hay fever poet stricken with "an unexpected pleasure, Drowsing me, slipping in and out of consciousness". Sorry 7 is the limit here otherwise . . .:) Amitiés
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/12/2017 8:14:00 AM
Thank you so much... means a lot. You just made my day brighter. Hope I can or have done the same for you. Thanks