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Cooling Off

Updated on July 23, 2012

About Time

The days heat is unbearable and climbing

My shirt sticks to my skin like warm chocolate melted in its wrapper

As my sweat beads on my pores

I am drenched as the seconds turn to minutes

My lips become parched as my throat becomes dryer than a piece of driftwood baking in the sun

What I would do for a breeze that would blow against my face

A cold drink that cools my whole body instantly

A swim in the water that would tickle every part of my skin with delight

Instead I wait

Putting every thought I hold into a fish bowl

So that they may float in the water so desperately I desire

Comforted by the wetness and the beauty of renewed vitality so they can live

As my head aches and the pain increases constantly

Dizzy and confused I am far from amuzed

Will this day ever end


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      PHILLYDREAMER I have air conditioning but it is good to see how the other half lives.Even if it is just in my mind.So I can always appreciate what I have.Thanx so much.

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      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It sounds like you need to invest in air conditioning. LOL. I feel for you, because i can't stand being hot either.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force You got me.I will try your spritz idea.I love the seasons and of course when the snow first comes then I can't wait till it goes.You made me cooler by sharing ideas and a nice dip in the pool.What wonderful thoughts and I know there are many more where they came from.Lets see them spring into action like a waterfall that gives off so much beauty and can be shared by all.Turn on the air conditioners lets see how fast you can cool me.Enjoy your day.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON....We also are " hot " here...however, we have a pool and at other times I spritz with Lemon or Cucumber water...better hot than snow and cold...oh, if only we could switch them as needed...liked the poem, but your words made me sweat ! you thought I was going to say hot..didn't you ? heheheh

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      picklesandrufus Enjoy your swim and have one great time.Thanx for reading.

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      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I know the feeling. The heat index is 102 degrees here. Going swimming soon!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Lucky Cats I work in a hot kitchen and I could feel my blood starting to boil.So I kept reminding myself of cool thoughts as if the heat didn't exsist.It felt like the longest eight hours of my life.Thanx so much for sharing have a cool day.

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Dream On...are you in Kansas???? LOLO....I have certainly felt this way....Now I understand those advertisements about cold drinks and beer, which show ice and frost and a freezing environment. I remember, watching such commercials as I sat, baking in the midday sun. Boy oh boy, have you said it! "I feel your pain!"


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