We Have This Summer

November 25, 2012
Running around out in a field,

The sun setting around us.

Laughing, overjoyed at the notion that we have this summer.

We have this summer.

Driving out on some back dirt road,

Mud splashing up the sides of the truck.

Giggling and singing along with the radio, excited of what is to come next.

We have this summer.

Laying down on our backs,

The blanket underneath and each others skin as our only warmth.

Gazing into each others eyes, drinking up the love in the air.

We have this summer.

Passionately, we kiss one last time.

We have this summer.

I promise to return,

Although I know I won't.

I know the truth.

We have this summer.

That summer was incredible.

That summer was something I will cherish forever.

That summer will always be remembered,

A first love that bloomed underneath the setting sun,

Down a back road,

Remembering the love that was shared underneath the starry night.

We had that summer,

But summer is gone.

It is time to leave,

It is time to move on.

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EPluribusUnum This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Oh Gods, I... just... This is beautiful, I'm legit crying a little because I'm about to be seperated from my first love and it's hard, it sucks. All we do is focus on the time we have left, but I've lost so many friends to distance that I know it kills. This was perfect. You're a true poet. And you got the poem right. We have this tiime, until it is over. Then, we have the memories. We don't come back. Good job.
RBrown201 replied...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm
Oh goodness. Thank you so much for postive feedback. I was incredibly scared that people would hate this piece. This is another of my favorites I recently did, as well as Ten Years & Forever. Yeah, I am not even sure how I was inspired to write this, but I did it, haha. I have never been broken up because of separation, but I developed a "Nicholas Sparks" moment.....haha Anyway, not to bore you with my fellow commentary, but thank you again for your feedback!
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