Seventeen Summers

Seventeen Summers

A Poem by MsJewel
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~ a heartprint ~

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art ~ luis ribas

 

 

I lost the song you wrote for me

scribbled on a paper napkin

borrowed from the ice cream stand on the boardwalk

               

I miss the warm August afternoons

strawberry swirl ice cream melting

sticky sweet on bubble gum lips…

 

only to be washed away as I danced

in the marshmallow capped waves

while you sat in the sand

strumming your guitar,

                                                blue eyes beaming

as if the ocean were your audience

 

Seventeen summers since,

I still watch the tide dance

                                                remembering

sticky sweet August afternoons

as I struggle to remember your song....

                                                                                                     

 

 

 

© 2015 MsJewel


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"to be washed away as I danced
in the marshmallow capped waves
while you sat in the sand
strumming your guitar,
blue eyes beaming
as if the ocean were your audience"

Wow. Sooo beautiful as far as wording and imagery. Romance is dancing indeed with your tidal words...Excellent...:)......................

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you Sami. You are very sweet. I wrote this about my first love...I wish I could remember that.. read more
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. You are welcome...:).............



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Oh this is a very sweet write
I feel like i can hear the music in it

Gorgeous

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
So fortunate to have such a beautiful memory to cherish. I loved every line, and that last stanza is quite sublime. T

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
My friend one thing for sure that you are one of the few human beings walking on earth who had the chance of experiencing true romance. Thanks for inviting.

Posted 6 Years Ago


a bittersweet memory, beautiful, wistful and heart tugging.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words :) Julie
Very beautiful sentiments of one's first love how very beautiful innocence they can be, filled with some shy smiles, sleepiness night too? It like our first kiss it's something we all remember?? :) Larry

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you Larry :) Julie
onceloved

6 Years Ago

You are more than welcome Julie. :) Larry
It's nice to know that no matter what beach you are on, the opportunity for memories of August afternoons abound. A very lovely work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you Michael. :) Julie
the last stanza is so beautiful, I enjoyed the read.
Great work

Spidey. ..

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you Spidey! :) Julie

Sweet bubble gum lips present a frosty tingle of motion, captured in salty waves. Saturated with pleasance, fantastic.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you :) Julie
Very touching. This recalls all those memories of young love.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you :) Julie
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MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

yw :)
How beautifully bittersweet Julie. Truly moving writing. "..bubble gum lips" is superb and the alliteration of the title and its reprise in the last stanza drives it home that this was a very very special Summer. Im glad you let us in, here. Thank you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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MsJewel

6 Years Ago

It was a special summer. Thank you Anto :) Julie

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I've been writing poetry for 15 years. My poetry isn't unique in any way, but it is written from the heart. I have trouble keeping up with everyone's poetry, so please send me rr's. I enjoy rec.. more..

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