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The Joys of Summertime

Updated on September 16, 2012

Juicy red ripe watermelon

crunching as you bite into it

covering your chin with liquid goodness

sending shudders of joy clear down to your blue painted toenails.

Your sandals are somewhere nearby

where you kicked them off to

sit on a flannel blanket.

The fireworks will start in a few hours.

How pretty they will reflect over the lake.

Some kids are chasing

bubbles their daddy blows

while mom puts out the fried chicken and tomatoes.

Music floats over the gathering crowd

from the nearby bandstand.

I'm a Yankee doodle dandee.

A real live Yankee do or die.


God bless America.

Land that I love.

Time for a nap

Snuggled in snuggle bunny's arms.

Nowhere to be.

Nothing to do.

Just enjoying the summertime groove.


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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Cashmere, for reading. Glad you liked it. I appreciate the votes. It's summertime and the living is easy.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago

      What an awesome way to capture the joy of Summer. Loved this Icbenefield. Voted up, beautiful, and awesome :)

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Teaches, thanks for reading. Enjoy your summer!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have reminded me of what it's all about. Sandals, bubbles, fireworks, sunshine.. all wonderful! loved your poem.