Summer Beckoned

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August 5, 2014 by Melanie L.

Summer beckoned.

Outside we bounded.

“Avoid the cornfield!” Mom hounded.

Heather we joined.

Others we summoned, including the boys.

Kickball ensued

Until “I’m re-seeding the lawn!” someone’s dad rued.

Away we sulked.

Ennui loomed.

But, Joey brightened.

“To the cul-de-sac!” he boomed.

 

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27 thoughts on “Summer Beckoned

  1. Marcy says:

    This really brought me back to my own childhood summers when I would roam around with kids from the neighborhood, sometimes swimming, sometimes hanging out, sometimes joining a giant pickup kickball game. It’s so different now, of course, with organized sports or non-stop video games.

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  2. DragonSpark says:

    Ah man, this was my life a couple years back, filled with bicycles, dirty shorts and sweaty, grinning faces. As a “mature” teenager, the bike is still there, but cleaner, and hanging out no longer happens at a playground, which I miss. We have to be responsible now… T_T
    Great, evocative post. Congrats!

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  3. Enjoyed the bouncy rhythm that your summer holiday gargle evokes. Brings back memories!

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  4. A cul-de-sac sounds like a great venue for kickball.

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  5. Tina says:

    It’s all fun and games until someone decides to use the VW as a water slide. This was quite a trip down memory lane–thank you!

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  6. Steve says:

    You really are very talented.

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    • Melanie L. says:

      Thanks! It’s hard to crunch things down to 42 words. I had really wanted to add a bit about a two-fingered whistle call to dinner. If I could have put that in, then THAT would have been talent.

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  7. Silverleaf says:

    What a happy rhythm and picture! Made me smile – perfect mood for the summer.

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  8. tnkerr says:

    Nice job Mel. Cul de Sacs make good playgrounds due to the lack of traffic. I always hated having to stop the game for cars to go by.

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  9. Suzanne says:

    Love all the memories this brought back! Very nicely done! 🙂

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  10. Meg says:

    You captured summer childhood so perfectly. And a wonderful take on the prompt!

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  11. Simply adored the rhythm in this piece. That bounding sensation was so well captured!

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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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