Every summer we traveled past the cornfields of south Georgia
I marveled at the tall green stalks swaying as we passed by
My brothers played Punch Buggy and Beaver –
Hitting each other while I dreamed out the window
Every summer as we came into the rolling hills of north Georgia
I marveled at the highway cut right through the red clay and gray rock
My brothers argued over “v” in the alphabet game
While the flatlands of Florida melted from my mind
Every summer when we arrived at Mamaw’s house
I breathed in the sweet scent of the magnolia next to the gravel drive
My brothers inspected the old shed full of ancient tools and treasures
While I admired the claw foot tub and inhaled the soft fragrance of Dove soap
Those were the days of cousins and fireflies and Red Light-Green Light
Where we snuggled up on the creaky couch to laugh at old photos
The fuzzy black and white TV droned in the background
Every summer in Georgia felt like going home
Me and my brothers – before they were punching each other
Today’s PAD prompt was to write an “elements” poem. I thought I’d have a little fun with it!
Universally stands Uranium Along with Neptunium and Plutonium The silvery Samarium Hangs with Europium and Francium “United We Stand” sings Americium Along with Californium And little Berkelium There’s rare sister Ruthenium With her brother, Lawrencium and their friend, Einsteinium We could all use some Technetium With our Chrom(book)ium But no one likes Livermorium This list is fairly Nobelium And that’s not even Hafnium!
Today’s prompt(s) were the Two-for Tuesday: Beginnings or endings . My poem is a combination of sorts.
His days often went backwards He could not find his hat He had to have that hat to get on the train It was time to go Where was his sandwich? He knew his mother had made a sandwich Tomato on white bread with mayo “Here’s your hat. Just sit down It’s not time to go yet.” She said this nearly everyday He sat He dozed When he awoke, Wheel of Fortune was on They watched together Sometimes he guessed the phrase before the contestants At bedtime, he always kissed his wife goodnight At the end of the day he knew her
Last year’s Day 4 prompt was Distance . My baseball themed poem was Go the Distance