Thanks so much to Jone at Check It Out for hosting Poetry Friday today!
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I am so happy to be able to join in the Poetry Friday festivities today! The back-to-school whirlwind is subsiding, my boys are officially middle schoolers (!!!), and I am enjoying much more productive writing time these days. I miss my boys, but I am so glad to have regular writing time back!
My Poetry Friday poem today was inspired by my sweet puppy Gracie and the sweltering, sticky Carolina HEAT we’ve endured over the last few weeks. It is beyond me how this crazy puppy can race around our back yard so enthusiastically when the thermometer is up in the nineties!
But, like the month of August, even energetic dogs must eventually take a break...right? ☺
In August, Summer stretches out and sits up, yawning wide.
She perks her ears and wags her tail and beckons us outside.
She romps and plays, nails all her tricks, begs us to chase and run.
And when we droop, she frolics on, despite the scorching sun.
Just when we think she’ll never quit, she drops her favorite ball,
Then takes a bow, lies slowly down, and rolls right into fall.
While our summer has been a blast, I am definitely looking forward to fall. So when I saw THIS on my walk this morning, it added a little spring to my step:
Enjoy the last blast of summer, have a great Labor Day weekend, and Happy Writing!