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Summer in the South

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CoyoteMagic, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    This is just a little something I wrote a few years back and thought I would share it with ya'll.

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    SUMMER IN THE SOUTH

    Waterholes and tarzan swings,
    Minnows nipping at everything.
    A pick-up game in the corner lot,
    No one wins, it got too hot.
    Creek mud squishing between your toes,
    Freckles popping out on your nose.
    Hunting crawdads and big bullfrogs,
    Looking for lizards in rotting logs.
    Junebugs tied to a string,
    Amazing colors of a butterfly wing.
    Katydid's talking all through the night,
    Minature flashbulbs, firefly lights.
    Big and ugly plameto bugs, ick!
    Clickity clack down the fence with as stick.
    Ice cream dripping like falling rain,
    A distant whistle, the 10 o'clock train.
    Dime store candy in a bag,
    Kick the can and capture the flag.
    Grandpa teaching you to chew and spit,
    Knowing Momma will have a fit!
    Daddy tend the crops with strong hands,
    Come harvest, Grandma puts it up in cans.
    Silk turning brown on the corn,
    Dirty feet, shoes are never worn.
    'Mater sandwitch juices running down your chin,
    That was good, do it again.
    Music from the ice cream truck,
    Playing in puddles like a duck.
    Picnic suppers in the park,
    Flashlight tag after dark.
    Camping out under the stars,
    How far away is Mars?
    Stories around the campfire light,
    May not get any sleep tonight.
    Skipping stones across the lake,
    Wondering how many hops it will make.
    Getting soaked with the garden hose,
    Smell the beauty of a rose.
    Parade down Main St. on the 4th of July,
    Being one of those who remembers why.
    Watching thunderstorms as they rumble by,
    Looking for a rainbow in the sky.
    Spitting watermellon seeds from your mouth,
    All just a part of summer in the south.
     
  2. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thumbs up!! excellent read! I swear I've been living down south for the last couple weeks. I live in Michigan and it been high 80's and humid for a couple weeks WHEW!! Not used to that until July...........But i love it! [​IMG]
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Loved it...thanks so much for sharing!!![​IMG]
     
  4. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhhhhhhh.......this took me right back to summers in Nebraska running around with my brother, cousins, friends, or just me and the fireflies. Thanks SO much for taking me on that ride!
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I sometimes think back to those times when we didn't have a care in the world. Would these kids today even know what a JuneBug is? Have they ever run down the street with a stick along a metal or picket fence? Have they ever been to a 4th of July or Memorial Day parade thru town? My younger sister still goes every year and follows the parade up the hill to the cemetary for the sevices there. Same thing we did every year as a kid.

    I know, it's a different time then it was back in my day. I sometimes wish I could gather them all up and show them what it was like back then. Have them live it for just a day. To help them understand that it doesn't have to be all of this noise and violence, blinking of video games or ringing of cellphones. Back to a time where the only thing you had was you, your family, your friends who were right there beside you because their lives were just like yours, ya'll had to make do with what you had. A lot or a little, didn't matter.

    What mattered was that special time between the last school bell in June and the 1st bell in September and what you did with it.
     
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    CoyoteMagic, I just loved that, brings back lots of memories.
    All of my family would sit out on the front porch watching the rain during the summer.Those sunset drives hanging out on the tailgate driving around by the river. Oh the good ole days!
    Thanks so much for sharing. [​IMG]

    Miriam
     

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