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My Eternal Summer

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My mind flashes back to the days
when the sun beat my back,
and drove me to laugh.

To the cool nights,
spent just hanging out,
eating potato chips and taking pool dips.

Then came September,
like a jarring bolt of light,
that flashed while my eyes were closed.

And suddenly everyone was gone;
tottering off to a new school year,
while I was left here.

This is my eternal summer.
Days without end to slumber,
to read, to watch a million movies.

So much free time I should start a charity,
and give it out like spare cash
to those who could find a better use for it.

Time enough to throw some in the trash.
Time enough to think about the past.
Time enough to ask for less.

Whispers in my head say “this is a mess.”
A dream that’s flopped.
An endless reel of bore, bore, boring.

And even when I’m snoring,
I remain unsatisfied,
restless, my world seeming tasteless.

So this is my eternal summer,
a fine frenzy of nothingness.




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Lex2011 said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm:
This is exactly how my summer felt. It was too long to bear. It's truly sad when you actually feel like going back to the place you wait nine months to get out of.
 
Risible replied...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm :
oh I know it's terrible! I'm so glad you can relate to the poem :) 
 
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Greenpaw said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm:
Thanks for the constructive/good comment on my poerty :D.  I enjoyed your poem too, mostly because most of my recent summers have been spent like this...
 
Risible replied...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm :
No problem! hmm yeah I've had one summer like this, and it's just terrible. I have another poem, not under my name, called "But First You Have To Believe," It's a tad long, but you should check it out, let me know what you think :)
 
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