ode to a summer day MAG

May 11, 2010
By Roman Johnson SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
Roman Johnson SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
6 articles 0 photos 4 comments

thick maple syrup.
scent of honey oil, drizzling from the maple wood.
grandmother's steaming batch of biscuits
popping from the gas oven.

see the young boy climbing the tree
conquers his fear and becomes a man this day.
picture-slanted life, mahogany vase.
antebellum window lining, leather lace
fresh-squeezed orange juice.

hop-scotch frenzy – see the future queens
playing peacefully.
muddy feet splashing
bird nesting.
sweet tea sipping, nurturing breeze.

tree stumps
and baby's breath.
dandelion shine and
whiskey bottle caps.

bronze bodies gleaming in the summer shade.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Dec. 13 2011 at 4:10 pm
Roman Johnson SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
6 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Thanks for reading my work, Christopher! Although I am no longer eligible to publish with the TeenInk Magazine due to my age, I look forward to being published with well known and respected publishing companies who will make my work available to the world. However, I am interested in working with you for editing work opportunities. What is your contact information? (I would prefer you provide me with your email address.) Thank you. Good luck with your writing!

on Oct. 9 2010 at 6:01 pm
ThatBlondGuy SILVER, Mableton, Georgia
5 articles 1 photo 69 comments
Congratulations on getting published on Teen Ink! I read the issue and your poem DEFINITELY stuck out as a notch above the rest of the poems. Honestly very quality stuff. If, for any reason, you ever need critique for your writing or are just in the mood to share it, e-mail me by all means!


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