Friday, August 26, 2005

Poem: Lazy Summer

Lazy Summer

Lazy summer day down at Ocean Grove
Senses find the beach’d be a treasure trove
Listening for the sounds of the surf and gulls
Careful of the tide as it grips and pulls
Waves crack on the coastline from the Hurricane, Irene
Not the only storm these parts have known or seen

But me, I’m just a watcher
I’ll sit and play this role
Transcriber of the wonder
With subtle hyperbole

Wade into the water to a whole new world
Quiet ‘neath the current in my midst unfurled
Skim along the surface ‘till the shoreline drops
Horizon lies before me and it never stops
Sand cakes up my pockets as the sun beats down
Drying in the breeze while walking back to town
Sidewalks filled with lunchers and an ice cream stand
Little boy in chocolate from his foot to hand

But me, I’m just a watcher
I’ll sit and play this role
Transcriber of the wonder
With subtle hyperbole

Sitting with a cricket by a shade tree shield
Squirrels playing tag out in an open field
Gazing at the strollers as they come and go
All the pretty women with the suntanned glow
Top ten reasons Jesus betters drinking beer?
Give an ounce of thought he’d hold to wine more dear

But me, I’m just a watcher
I’ll sit and play this role
Transcriber of the wonder
With subtle hyperbole

Lazy summer Sunday in the afternoon
Rustling wisps of grass upon an old sand dune
Boats out in the distance gently sway and swing
Bi-plane in the sky with endless ads they bring
Sun begins to fade another day draws close
Feel the water flowing in between my toes

But me, I’m just a watcher
I’ll sit and play this role
Transcriber of the wonder
With subtle hyperbole

But me, I’m just a watcher
I’ll sit and play this role
Transcriber of the wonder
With subtle hyperbole

Copyright SGW 2005

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1 comment:

Poetikat said...

This one is lovely too. I like the repetition of the final verse, emphasizing your recognition of your place in the scheme of it all. Nicely done, as per usual.

I haven't read any that haven't in some way struck a chord--but I'll let you know if it happens.
Kat