Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Lazy Days of Summer


The Lazy Days of Summer By Linda Hogeland July 2010

The lazy days of summer are coming to an end
School days are very close at hand and then autumn will begin

The watermelon, popsicles, and the lemonade
Are things you are enjoying now while you’re sitting in the shade

But the splashing and the frolicking inside the clear blue pool
Will soon be changing places with a desk inside a school

As a child I treasured summer and I hated it to end
But as the years have swiftly passed, it no longer is my friend

The heat is so exhausting and I mostly stay inside
With the air conditioner blowing and the remote is by my side

I sit and watch the TV and the hours slip away
But I do remember summer as a child hard at play

I’d stay outside till sunset with my brother and my friend
Playing hide and seek in shadows not wanting the day to end

There were barbeques, and croquet games, and homemade ice cream too
The beach, the pool, the fireworks, and lots of things to do

But somewhere awhile back I lost my energy
And I no longer run and skip, or climb the front yard tree

But the child inside my memory does all those things and more
She often sat upon the sand and gazed out at the shore

She walked that shore and picked up shells and made sand castles too
The lazy days of summer provided lots of things to do

She had the time to laze around or take a nap inside
But that added to the magic, to just take the day in stride

In the evenings she would sit and watch the fireflies in the yard
Then chase them down and capture them and put them in a jar

She would wonder how they lit up and would giggle out in glee
But then she’d open up the jar and set the sparklers free

When the lazy summer day would end, she’d lay upon her bed
With the windows cranked wide open to let the breeze flow in

She’d fall off soon to dreamland thinking of her day at play
Not wanting the lazy days of summer to ever go away!

10 comments:

croleyc69 said...

I love it and so true. It's hard to believe that summer will soon be gone. My kids returned to school this week. We go yr round but still the 6 wks they were off went so fast. Seems like everything goes by so fast. I pray that the Lord's return is fast this world is in so much trouble nowadays.
Beautiful poem !!!
Have a good day !!

Caroline

Momma Such said...

Beautiful! Love the photo at the top as well. It goes great with the poem. :)

Caty said...

childhood summers were the best! Great poem

Ashley DeLen said...

Linda,

Your poem was delightful!! Right now I'm in the lazy days of summer as a momma and I'm getting dog tired!! It is a lot to make the pool happen a few days a week and to spend an hour outside playing with kittens. I keep trying to tell myself to relax and enjoy. It helps.

I can say that airconditioning is a dream!!! My little girl and I have been sleeping in our sitting room so we can stay cool. It is de-light-ful!!

Have a wonderful day!!

PS I'm so very glad you enjoyed my vintage life post and that it brought you happy memories! Your comments always bless my day! Thank you!

Lynnette Kraft said...

We are enjoying our hot and lazy summer... although we aren't really being very lazy. Darn it. :) Between school and yard work and organizing, etc., it's been a little busy. We are enjoying it though! You know me and SUNSHINE! We are very good friends.

Very charming poem - thanks for sharing.
Love you.
Nettie

Grandma Becky said...

Loved your poem about summer. It seems endless when you are a child. Now that we are adults, there's more to do. I hope to make a couple batches of marionberry jam this Sat. Yummy! I love the berries and fresh fruits of summer! Hugs!

Kristin said...

I love your Summer poem! Especially the fireflies part :)

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

That is a beautiful poem. Somedays I am not sure if I like or hate summer. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Karin said...

My feelings exactly - loved your poem!!

Deanna said...

Linda,
Enjoyed this neat poem you've written. As I read this the memories flooded my thoughts.

Precious summer memories of days gone by and all the fun I got to experience!

Wonderful,
d