Summers Are Made for Rockin’

I remember

Summers of long ago

When days were carefree

And full of joy

I remember

Lazy summers

Spent on beaches

Just lying in the sun

Nothing could stand in the way

Of a wonderful day

Old rock tunes

And jumping among the waves

Summers just got harder

When the days of youth flew by

And life’s burdens

Took most of the happiness away

Now summer has come again

And brought its beauty

The days remind me of those

From my childhood

So I say

Let’s not waste another moment

Life still has lots to give

Let’s rock this summer while we can

Let’s rock this summer

Enjoy each sunny day

Sing our cares away

Wearing the brightest of smiles

Just kick off your shoes

And dance beneath the moon

Let’s rock this summer

And let the sunshine in

Just sit back and lick an ice cream

Take a look around you

Be aware of the beauty

Which surrounds you

Let those old rock tunes

Fill your heart with magic

Soon you will see

That summer can be fun indeed

So let’s rock this summer

Summers were made for rockin’

For feeling groovy

And doing a dance or two

Let’s rock this summer

Bring back the happiness of yesterday

Summers were made for rockin’

And enjoying each day

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Cruising the streets in my '69 Camaro with the stereo blasting the Beatles and Stones. Will times ever be that innocent and lovely again?

Thanks for the memories. I'm going to put some Tom Petty on now and cruise in my mind.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great idea for a poem and simply like the photos

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Gypsy. Another lovely poem. Yes I remember those lovely days. I used to go and see; the beatles, the stones, the quo, the who and so many more. Summer days and nights of yesteryear, Thank you for the lovely memories. When you are older, young ones think you don't know anything, but you do, it's all been done before by the previous generation. We older ones also enjoyed those secret meetings when memories of love and laughter were formed. These days we wonder what happened to those people of yesteryear which were so important to us. Now alas, they are but a memory.

voted up and all.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, wonderful memories, beautiful poem.... Summer days will always be groovy; except for the rain, if you're in the UK. But you are so right, there is so much beauty out there, we should make the best of it.

Nicely done.

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Great poem my friend it was very cool to read this on the Sunday afternoon. Keep turning out these gems i love reading them all.

Vote up and more !!!

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, those endless days of summer and great music. Thanks for bringing back a lot of great times and great music with this one!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Yea, let's do it.....Upbeat poetry..Love it...

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I don't have sweet memories associated with summer, but I like summer because it gives me an opportunity to trek in the Himalayas.

Loved your poem brimming with fresh metaphors. Your word pictures soothing.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad this gave you some great memories Bill.

Glad you enjoyed this Devika. Those pics are from around where I live.

Glad you enjoyed this Graham and that it brought you some great memories. Thanks for the vote. The summers of yesteryear were a blast for sure.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

Glad you enjoyed this Kashmir and thanks for the vote.

Glad this brought back great memories of musical summers of the past Faith. Nice to bring them to the present. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

Let's start rockin' the summer Ruby.

Glad you enjoyed this and the pics Vinaya. Summers trekking in the Himalayas sound full of adventure and the beauty of nature.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Mmmmmm....Rasma - summertime is my FAV!!! I am barefoot as much as possible and trust me - i'm the ONLY person that lives in this god-forsaken city that has oh - probably 15 bikinis! haha..

let's just say -i'm ALWAYS prepared! LOL

love you and your poetry..

sharing, pinning, votingxx

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Let's rock this summer. Hugs and love. Thanks for the vote and share.

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epigramman 3 years ago

Wow what a great title Rasma. So that must mean that summer for you and I is all year round because you always rock my world dear friend and esteemed colleague 365 days in a year ...... I hope sincerely that all is well with you and your family these days - and we are sending to you 3 big Canadian hugs courtesy of Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 10:12am and I don't mean to scare you, lol, but as you know by now the epi-man is always full of surprises, lol

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Danieltastic 3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

All of a sudden become very glad I'm going to the beach on Sunday :) Good work.

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Valleypoet 3 years ago

You gather up the roots of innocence in childhood memories with your words Gypsy, and make them flower in the sensory pleasures of the present...beautiful work:-))

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

It was a flashback in time for me. Thanks for this wonderful poem. Voted up and shared.

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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I love this very happy upbeat should be put to music!

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Delightful poem and lovely photos.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Colin always a delight to hear from you. Yes, rockin' is the only way to get through life. We are all fine here however poor Sid is sooo hot. He lies in the shade throughout the day with barely a meow. Hugs and love to you and the kitties.

Glad you enjoyed this Daniel. Hope you have a great time at the beach.

Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Rebecca. It must seem musical since I was writing it to the beat of the video.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom. The pics are from where we live and everything here is blooming.

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

So summery! Thank you for sharing, this is a happy one. :-) Lurana

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this summertime poem Lurana.

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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Nice sentiment - especially since I'm so late to this party that it's almost the next Summer!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Shanmarie. Now you know what to do this summer.

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