Monday, June 23, 2014

Dear Summer,

Photos stolen from Boyd Chapman's Facebook page.  Yes, he knows.
I have a Facebook friend named Boyd Chapman.  He's witty and intelligent, childlike and creative, talented and oh my my, handsome.  He loves Christmas.  So much so, he starts the countdown until the next Christmas when the clock strikes midnight on the current one.  You can say he's a fan of the Winter Wonderland.

He recently wrote this note to the First Day of Summer.  And I love it.  Take it away, Boyd. 

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Oh, hello first day of Summer! Come in, come in.
I can't begin to express how much I love you and how glad I am you are here. 

What's that? 

No...not for your warm weather and sunshine. Not for your camping trips and barbecues. 
Not even the hours to be spent on a raft in the pool or boat on the water. 

Why do I love you? 

Because you bring the longest day of the year!
After today, each sunset will arrive earlier and earlier.
Oh, how it won't be long until it's dark at 8:00pm, then 7:00pm, 6:00pm, 5:00pm...

Instead of everyone's excitement for your arrival,
they'll be lamenting at how fast you are slipping away.
Although, never fast enough for me.

Autumn is less than three months away!
Better than that?
Ho, ho, OH yes - the Christmas decor will be back in stores even sooner!

Lets face it. Summer, you're like the chick in college the guys hang out with
just to get closer to your hotter friends - Fall and Winter.
I'll enjoy you, but don't get the wrong idea.
I'm already counting the days until you are gone.

* * * * *

So am I, my friend.

So. Am. I.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2013: I Wrote This After A Day Of Doing Nothing, Sitting On My Ass, While I Watched TV 

2012: The Beautiful Strangler
2011: Art Enables Us To Find Ourselves And Lose Ourselves At The Same Time
2010: Even God Can’t Help Men
2009: My President’s House
2008: Don’t Give Up Hope If You Just Don’t Know What You Want To Be When You Grow Up, You Have Choices
2007: Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready For My Close Up
2006: Stone Magnolia
2005: Fitty Nine!!!

1 comment:

MAE said...

I absolutely loved Boyd's poem... because Christmas is my favorite holiday...and yet I am a loving fan of summer too...which is a lot to say as one living in Tucson, Arizona...