Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Respite Wednesday



SUMMER

We had sandwiches and apple juice
On that sweet afternoon in the summer
And you only wanted me to play
You had no time to waste in the summer
So you only ate half
I had to laugh
There will always be time for scolding
You're only getting older

So I'm holding my tongue
Keeping my peace
It runs deep and wide
And I'm wading right in
Playing your games
And I'm running the full length of summer
By your side

Making funny mirror faces
I caught you looking at me
Looking at your hair
But you don't care
It's only there for me to measure

How short the days are long
How fast the days of slow go away
So I'm wading right in
Playing your games
And I'm running the full length of summer
By your side


~~ Christine Dente ~~

© 2002 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)


[I know it is not officially Summer yet . . . but the essence of summertime sweetness hangs all around. Hence, it FEELS like Summer has arrived and I'm all for celebrating something each day. I dub today Almost Summertime Day -- enJOY!]

5 comments:

Kelley said...

Thank you for your sweet comment today!
I am all for celebrating it is Almost Summertime Day Ü

Wishing you a day filled with the sweetest summertime joys! ♥

Linda said...

We had to turn the heaters back on yesterday because it was so cold and rainy. I'm ready for a warm up, but then we'll probably complain because it is too hot!

Flea said...

Yay! Summer!

Pop over to Scribbit's today for the most ADORABLE craft ever!

farmlady said...

I love this! It reminds me of a very old friendship and the fun we had as kids. Summer was the best and the two of us thought it was a magical time and would last forever. The memories did.
Thanks for a great post.

Joyce said...

It's the same here in the Pacific Northwest, Debbie. The last two mornings have felt like I'm in a vacation destination, the weather is so perfect.

I love the poem!