Summer Rain

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Summer Rain

We laughed in the rain

as we walked to the oak tree

half a century ago.

Stolen kiss in summer rain…

I hope life’s been good to you!


CopyrightΒ© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia

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  1. “The rains come and go
    Summer’s good times turn to snow
    Joyous hope still grows” … whoops, without knowing, I’ve just penned you a Haiku .. Cheers 😍😊

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  2. Eeeehhhhh…….warm emotions, lovely verse and sweet poetry.
    It’s more awesome when 70’s people pen her nostalgic feelings.

    Dear Cheryl ma’am!!! Hope you are doing well…πŸŒΌπŸ’“

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    1. Such kind words, Ankit! Very much appreciated. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed the poem about a friendship when I was seventeen! I am doing better as time goes on. Thank you for your good wishes. ❀ Be safe and take care of yourself!

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      1. 17-20 is the age to make sweet memories that can company the whole life.πŸ’•
        Welcome for your wonderful appreciation with blessings 🌼
        Cheryl ma’am!!!You too stay safe, stay tuned.πŸ’™

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    1. Dhirendra, I am glad you enjoyed the poem from when I was seventeen. My family moved away a month later and I married someone else. I received a Christmas card from him the next year, which I thought was a nice gesture. Then we lost touch. The other day, I remembered our friendship. I wonder how his life turned out! πŸ™‚

      Thank you for your lovely response to this poem. Stay safe! Hopefully, the nightmare will end soon! ❀

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  3. It’s Summer here and it’s raining from last 2 days.
    The good thing is I’m sitting right here at my balcony reading your beautiful moments and emotions you had half a century ago, while holding a cup of tea in my hand.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the poem about when I was seventeen. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I hope your weather improves, although I am looking forward to our rainy season, which usually begins in South Florida around June first. I love to sit on my front porch drinking hot tea and listening to the rain on the roof. πŸ™‚

      Stay safe, Ritish! Better days ahead! ❀

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      1. It improved a bit today.
        Actually the storms hitting the western and northern part of India.
        And yes, I completely safe & pray for everyone’s safety.
        Thankyou.
        Better days are surely on the way ahead.

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    1. Kritika, thank you for your lovely response. As well as beautiful memories, we all have painful experiences that we remember because they teach us something. I feel sad for the young people who have had years of their youth stolen by the pandemic and have had hard lessons to learn. I wish a brighter future for all of them. πŸ™‚

      You have wisely used this difficult time to develop your talents and are ready to “seize the day.” I wish you a joyful future…health, success, and loving friends and family in your life. ❀

      I am looking forward to our South Florida rainy season, which begins around June first. We can forget watering chores and sit on the porch watching and listening to the rain on the roof. πŸ™‚

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      1. I hope everyone is happy and never leave the happy part aside from there lives. Here the rains have already begun. I don’t know where did the Summer go. πŸ™‚ Probably because of the cyclone.
        June is round the corner. Have loads of fun!
        Take good care. (heart)

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  4. Ah, yes. We were young once upon a time. Beautiful poem. It takes me back thirty years when my daughter was three-years old and my wife and I were newly married. It seems like yesterday. Same for you?

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    1. We are only young once, but as we grow older, we have the memories of a lifetime to cherish! People and places of our youth, watching generations of children grow up. πŸ™‚ It’s so nice that you and your wife have been married for a long time and can grow old together. Thank you for your kind comment! Have a wonderful day, David! ❀

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  5. Summer rain sounds so beautiful Cheryl. Here where I live, the summers are very hot, and when it rains after a long spell of heat it is common to find people happily walking in the rain (not this year though, due to Covid), and the earth gives a beautiful after rain aroma. So summer rain is synonymous with the feeling of gaiety and freshness to us. Just the kind of picture your beautiful poem evokes in my mind.
    You share these precious memories so beautifully Cheryl, the stolen joys of a carefree teenage. And almost certainly take the ones reading back to some of their own past moments.
    Hope you and Robert are doing great Cheryl πŸ’–I have been away to visit my parents for a month, have been away from WP and am just back. A lot to catch up on.

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    1. So good to hear from you, Deb! I hope you had a wonderful family visit. It’s been over a year since we saw our children. Maybe we will be able to see them this year. πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your lovely response to the poem. Means a lot that you like it! It has been hectic here, and I am also behind on my emails. We have both gotten our covid19 vaccine. Robert has one more shot to go. We are catching up on a lot of tasks deferred due to the pandemic and are both doing pretty well.

      All the best! Stay safe. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Kate, for your thoughtful comment. I agree with you that we are left wondering about those from the past. Our society is so mobile and rootless that it is hard to keep track of people we have known. I do wish them all well. ❀

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  6. It’s so refreshing to hear someone hope that life is/has been good to you.
    Cheryl, those last words change my thoughts right now to something positive. Thank you, and I wish the same for you.

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