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These Dog Days - Poem

Updated on February 3, 2015

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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      Kamalesh050 2 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

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

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      miss_jkim 2 years ago

      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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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

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

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      miss_jkim 5 years ago

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

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      Ann1Az2 5 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 5 years ago

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

      Thanks for stopping by Frog.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Nice work and kinda catchy!

      The Frog

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

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

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      whonunuwho 5 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.