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~Without  suntan lotion~

The balloon man silently left the park
Where are all the jump rope kids?
The hopscotch sidewalk is slowly fading
The children are covered in sweat
I see dried pecan trees, everyone fights for the fountain turn
Where are all the pretty flowers, why do the swings sit alone? 

Why must it hurt -the sun -the burn -the tan,
Must it be summer all over again?


Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 6/28/2016 9:30:00 AM
I can feel the sadness that arises from something that is missing or gone wrong. Maybe longing for better times, the way it used to be...Great use of imagery! ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 2/18/2016 9:07:00 AM
This is wonderful and lovely. Nice poetry here dear friend.
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Date: 10/22/2015 10:59:00 AM
SKAT, lonely. Instilled a sense of longing in me. Beautifully written.
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Date: 8/3/2015 12:15:00 AM
How true SKAT... Hi! The real reason for this message is that I would like to know why my BLOODLESS got an N/A. Not that I would date to question your judgement. It is only because I sincerely wish to know so I can improve next time...was there something wrong with the Epic...waiting for your reply. Thank you, SKAT. hugs!
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Date: 11/24/2014 5:40:00 AM
Wow wonderful free verse, it inspiring.
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Date: 5/25/2014 2:31:00 PM
SKAT You describe the down side of summer in a creative and unique way. Summer can be fun or evily hot and destructive. Thank you for the great comment on my Lifes Path poem.
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Date: 5/24/2014 10:59:00 AM
This poem really captures a unique feeling. Nicely painted scene. Have a good day and God bless!
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Date: 4/23/2014 1:37:00 AM
Hey girl, what's up? So sad that no one is reading your stuff:) It's cool though, cause I got your back--better leave it there lol. Hugs, Mel :)
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Date: 3/4/2014 7:29:00 PM
Thank You so much for your kind words I am always nervous about posting my poems; but your post made me smile and I hope we do become friends
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Date: 2/10/2014 5:58:00 PM
Went to Capri a couple of years ago . Put my sun cream all over me but forgot my feet . Then went for a long walk . Thanks for the memory , lol
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Date: 2/1/2014 7:21:00 AM
Why, indeed?! irony in (free) verse. Nice write...Robert xoxoxo
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Date: 12/18/2013 2:06:00 PM
You catch the dried out feeling of a hot hot day. well done. Hmm no! you catch the whole very hot day at a glance. That is beautifully done.
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Date: 11/14/2013 12:06:00 AM
And those showers where in this position it's hot, and if you move a little, it's cold. Ah thanks for the memories.
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Date: 11/11/2013 10:32:00 AM
The downside of summer. The visual of a crowded water fountain is great.
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Date: 11/6/2013 11:07:00 PM
My friends all swim in a top to toe covered swimsuit, full sleeved and legging covered. But i thot recently dat d sun wasnt too bright so i wore a short sleevd swim cling shirt and long tights but my oh my later i realisd what a painful bronze sunburn i got on my arms even though i aplied sunscreen lotion! It made me convincd that God doesnt want us to swim naked or even seminaked for it causes awful ugly sunburn n skin cancer. So i enjoyd yor aweinspiring rhymin poem. Love n :) zay
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Date: 10/3/2013 11:53:00 AM
dear friend, i am delighted like anything reading your invitation promising, and your artless efforts in processing beauty... good. would sure love to welcome your enthusiastic attitude to help me with deserving support, God Bless. let me read your verses and submit you my humble reviews, meanwhile, kindly introduce me to other potential bards, who are critics as well. thanx, love and appreciation again. waiting your action. rgds , muah, the hug is returned. pls accept.
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Date: 9/29/2013 12:30:00 PM
Great visuals here! Nice work!
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Date: 9/16/2013 10:42:00 AM
this is nice. thumbs up! imagery is awesome.
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Date: 9/12/2013 9:58:00 PM
just seeing this one again. Skat, it hurts WORSE to see it leaving!!!
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Date: 9/1/2013 3:13:00 PM
Wow........the use of Imagery is inspiring!!!
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Date: 8/24/2013 9:21:00 PM
i can so relate to this. so much. great write! ~lori
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Date: 7/17/2013 12:04:00 AM
loved, reminded me of something
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Date: 7/14/2013 9:19:00 PM
This was glorious, sad and just beautiful. I love the sense of emptiness, longing and even a bit of ...what is it...shame? ALl in all, awesome one. Not the sunburn I was thinking of. Always, Laura
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Date: 7/14/2013 5:27:00 AM
Good Morning, Thank you for the welcome note. I hope to enjoy posting here. I also want to enjoy the poetry of others, and learn how to navigate the site. This poem was sadly sweet, a worthy read in any case.
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Date: 7/14/2013 5:26:00 AM
Good Morning, Thank you for the welcome note. I hope to enjoy posting here. I also want to enjoy the poetry of others, and learn how to navigate the site. This poem was sadly sweet, a worthy read in any case.
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