These Dog Days - Poem

These Dog Days are long and hot

Makes me wish to find a spot


To cool myself; maybe find a breeze

Under the shade of some giant trees


To lay back and rest a bit

Or grab a cold drink and sit


Pondering some cooler days,

Avoiding the sun’s blistering rays.

Feeling lazy in this heat


Cooling the bottoms of my feet

After dashing across the burning walk


It’s just too hot to even talk.


Watching the sun slide down the sky

While ice cream melts, despite how I try


To lick the cone quick and clean

As the gooey liquid runs in a stream


Down my hands and arms it stays,

Stuck like glue on these Dog Days

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Nice poem, reminds me of my kids and also of times in the past when I had an ice cream cone. Memories are good to share.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Water guns! works for me. Good poem. thanks for sharing.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Nice work and kinda catchy!

The Frog


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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Our dog days would require a super soaker Mhatter; thanks for the read.

Thanks for stopping by Frog.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Miss jkim, an excellent poem! You must have written it for us Texans! lol I shared it with my friends on FB.

Voted up.


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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

I've spent some dog days in Texas, so I hear ya. Thanks for the share and the vote up.


Lee Cloak 20 months ago

A really nice piece of poetry, a pleasure to read, voted up, thanks, Lee


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miss_jkim 19 months ago Author

Thank you Lee,

Although we are enjoying spring weather at this time, it won't be long before those Dog Days will be upon us once again.


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Kamalesh050 16 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Enjoyed the poem - it's lovely. Keep up your good work.

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