Friday, June 22, 2007

Poetry Friday


Summertime Mommy
by Sarah Amick
"Relax, it's summertime," I hear myself say,
Irritated as I pick up the clutter of a crazy summer day;
flip flops, wet suits, children at play.
"Relax, it's summertime," I hear myself say,
As kids stay awak, at all hours of the night;
breakfast, lunch, let's just eat light.
"Relax, it's summertime," I hear myself say,
"I'm bored," two weeks in my children complain;
Play doh, Chutes N' Ladders, and a day filled with rain.
"Relax, it's summertime," I hear myself say,
Putting on my swimsuit, to go to the pool;
splashing, diving, and water that's cool.
"Relax, it's summertime," I hear myself say,
My kids filled with sugary treats, carried in a pack;
granola bars, fruit chews, an afternoon snack.
"Relax, it's summertime," I hear myself say,
Saddened in August buying new school supplies;
book bags, glue sticks, and my how time flies!
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5 comments:

Sarah said...

Sarah- I enjoyed your poem! It was easy to put myself and my three girls into the images. Let's celebrate!

Mary Lee said...

Happy Summer!

Kirsten said...

I know this is one you were working on. It was worth the wait. After seeing you and your girls in action yesterday, the images I conjure up are amazing. thanks for sharing

Jen Barney said...

Thanks for being my summer time buddy!

LiteracyTeacher said...

Beautiful poem.

I'm tagging you for a new meme: http://mentortexts.blogspot.com/2007/06/five-things-meme.html

ENJOY