Summertime is the best time of year,
Seeing the sunshine fills me with cheer,
Fresh mowed grass and scent of grilling,
Cookouts and ice cold drinks that are chilling.
No school to fill the time with homework,
Time to ride bikes and enjoy the perks,
Honeysuckle wafting through the air,
Flowers blooming everywhere.
Whether as a child or as a mother,
I enjoy time with sisters and brothers,
Laughing and going here and there,
More food to eat, less clothes to wear.
We fix meals together, focused on sweets,
Choosing dessert before thinking about meats,
To the store we go over and over each day,
For things we forgot like chocolate, YAY!
But the best thing of all about summer's long days,
Are the trips that we take to the ocean's big waves,
Watching the sun rise at the start of the day,
Riding the waves, up, up, up, and away.
When the sun goes down as the day is all done,
We know that we've had a full day of fun,
Tomorrow brings a new day with sun shining bright,
To fill each moment with every delight.
So come on summer, you're almost here,
So close I can almost smell the summertime cheer,
The beach is calling and I must go,
Oh sweet summertime, I love you so!
- Originally published June 6, 2012 on Yahoo! Voices by Sandy Wallace