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by Ed Matlack

Friday, June 08, 2012
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For kids summer is a holiday...

Lawnmower blades cutting,

Hoses squirting,

Neighbors talking,

Rakes on the ground scraping…


Children playing,

Ocean waves breaking,

Old men complaining…


Temperatures rising,

Allergy sufferers sneezing,

Lifeguard whistles blowing,

Dogs barking…


Tree’s rustling,

Flea’s marching,

Knee’s knobby rattling…


Mouths slurping,

Fans spinning,

Air conditioner noise rampant,

Summer sounds do enchant…

© ed ~ 6/8/12


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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/13/2012

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/10/2012
Beauty of a photo, but i never saw the beach that crowded.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/10/2012
Hot dogs, and ice cream, and kids scream, and it's soon gone, and winter is back, cold and mean, should I go on, no grass growing,,,,,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/10/2012
Giggle...they certainly do, Ed! And I can't wait til I see, hear, smell and taste every nuance of summer! Doesn't feel much like it here this weekend...cold and rainy! ugh!

Reviewed by Connie Faust 6/9/2012
Yes, they do, and each line brings more summer sights to mind.
Wonderful, magical summer! (sweat not included)
I like this pleasant little poem, Ed!

Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/9/2012
A great write and so true indeed as summer is a Holiday for the kids but when school starts again itís the parents Holiday, Lol
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/9/2012
Gawd, you have good hearing! Just where are those fleas marching off to? War?

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/9/2012
Definitely the sounds of summer. Plus on a beach that packed you could even hear the chili dog farts. cuz p
Reviewed by Richard King 6/9/2012
Hurricanes..... June through November.... Dick

PS: That photo looks like our beach "hot spots" during the winter, but they might be a little less crowded this time of the year.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/9/2012
all comes with the turf, ED ... you covered all the bases in this poem ...
Reviewed by Jennifer Christian 6/9/2012
It's up to the nineties here in Texas. And it's getting hotter.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/9/2012
Forgot a few things...mosquitos, black flies, smog, tornados, flooding oops just kidding, I love summer.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/8/2012
I love all of it! You've got it right down to a "T"!!!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/8/2012
Quite an "ode" to summer, Ed. Mind you, some of the things you mention I can quite nicely do without... I sneeze. Lol! Love and peace,

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/8/2012
And this is only the begining.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/8/2012
Uh yup! It was up to 88 here today and not even officially summer! Jaysus... but people were bustling!

Love and Light
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/8/2012
Not until June 21m Ed, buddy, it is still spring. Yeah, I know, it is hot like summer.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/8/2012
Sounds like summer alright. Nicely done, Ed.

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