Summer Fun

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Summer Fun

“I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.” – Randy Pausch

Picking tomatoes ripe and red,
pulling tender small cucumbers
and yellow squash from my garden.
Sitting on the porch in the cool of the morning
sipping on cafe au lait
and watching the butterflies flit
about the yard and
the zooming dragonflies.
Practicing kendo and judo at the dojo,
going to “work” at the soup kitchen
preparing meals for the hungry
and for meals on wheels.
Laughing with my husband at his silly jokes,
Climbing my tree and reading.
Listening to the cicadas
with their rising and falling wall of sound,
splashing in the creek
and skipping stones,
looking at the moon and stars
circling the sky in their nightly dance,
watching the lightning bugs blink among the bushes.
This is my fun.
Come join me.
I may even let you wash dishes
at the soup kitchen.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cressida de Nova
    Jul 09, 2019 @ 22:13:11

    A lovey sense of contentment and purpose about your daily life. Beautiful poem.

    Reply

  2. Sherry Blue sky
    Jul 09, 2019 @ 22:36:44

    It sounds like soul-filling fun indeed.

    Reply

  3. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Jul 09, 2019 @ 23:09:57

    I’d love to share this day with you!

    Reply

  4. thotpurge
    Jul 10, 2019 @ 02:18:27

    Perfect! And such a great close! I’m in!

    Reply

  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:06:38

    Oh I love this gentle type of fun… (I don’t mind making the dishes)

    Reply

  6. Marie Elena
    Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:08:04

    So engaging! I was right there with you, loving each moment. Your surprise (but not surprise, knowing you) ending totally delighted me!

    Reply

  7. Charmed Chaos
    Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:26:17

    Such joy in simple pleasures! I love that about you Toni.

    Reply

  8. Helen
    Jul 10, 2019 @ 12:20:51

    This is such a delightful poem … we should all strive for simple pleasures.

    Reply

  9. Susie Clevenger
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 22:54:26

    content, purpose…. that is a beautiful life

    Reply

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