The Eclectic Pen - Endless Summer Nights


By: Paul C. (gothic-boy)   + 4 more  
Date Submitted: 7/18/2014
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 55
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  And then we ate
the big dinner that
Mother had slaved over for
so
long.

Later, after the fireflies
had vanished into the night,
we lay, still as a death-watch beetle,
among the tall grasses, until they
called
us home.

Then, as the Twilight Zone
droned on,
the laughter of Summer Nights
became a memory for us,
never suspecting that this
was the year
our
hearts
would
die.
This was the year we grew up.


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Paul C. (gothic-boy) - 8/9/2014 11:05 AM ET
Would love to hear your comments about my poetry and stories!
Silvercat - 9/1/2014 4:14 PM ET
What a moving piece! Your dimply stated memories are just loaded with layers of meaning - thanks.
Silvercat - 9/1/2014 4:15 PM ET
What a moving piece! Your simply stated memories are just loaded with layers of meaning - thanks.
Frances O. (theblackdot) - 9/13/2014 9:40 PM ET
Paul, Such a touching poem. Intense. In the first stanza, maybe put, after the big dinner. In the third stanza, maybe put, the laughter of many summer nights.
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