Friday, June 1, 2007

Summer Vacation......

Sitting in class.....Sweating my ass,
Clock watching, waiting for the bell!
C'Mon ring, Oh God please ring...
Release me from this Hell!!!

Doe's your mind ever wander?
Can you remember?
The happy times way back when...
Of Hershey Bars, and big long cars,
and the Summer when you were ten!

Hi Mom, Bye Mom, sorry I can't stay.
School is out, the Sun is out, I gotta go out and play....
'Kick the Can', 'Hide and seek',
staying out way after dark.
Football, basketball, army, and baseball in the park!

Grubby, filthy, dirty...Man! It's really hot!
A bath every Saturday Night, whether you needed it or not!
We didn't have much money,
but we knew how to have fun..
How much money do you need,
to swim, and fish, and run??

Lunch time- Munch time, Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Hot-Dogs, watermelon, Kool-Aid, really fills the belly!
Firecrackers, Fourth of July, popcorn at the drive-in movie,
your big tree swing, and bumble-bee stings.....

Summer-Time Joy..The Ice-Cream Boy!
Mom, can I have a dime?
Creamsicles, Fudgesicles, Push-Ups,
and Popsicles...Lemon-Lime!!

Doe's your mind ever wander?
Can you remember?
The happy times way back when...
Of Hershey Bars, and big long cars,
and the Summer when you were ten!

...I now look in the mirror, and shudder with fear,
but in my mind.......I'm still ten!!!

First week-end in June already?.....Have fun.....Galen xox


snowelf said...

Galen, that was SWEET!!
Excellent summer memories, indeed.
I'm trying to think back where I even lived when I was ten...



S said...

Did you write that? Awesome!
We used to play baseball in the street, and cops and robbers, drawing chalk outlines on the street around the victims, roller skating, bike riding, pony riding....
Lets see I was in Cerritos Calif when I was 10, lived next to a dairy, had a pony.

Have a good weeekend!

G-Man said...

Congratulations Snowelf!!
You're #1...xox

Susie...You did EXACTLY what I was going for!!
Weren't those great times?...Yes I wrote it.
Primitive...but fun!
Thanks..You have a good one too ..xoxox

evalinn said...

Still in a poetic mood? ;-)

Strumpet said...



I like it!

It REALLY makes you feel like you are spending a day back in the summer of when you were ten.

Too much fun.

I love Push-ups. I love, love, love 'em.


cathy said...

I remember it well
So much to tell
the sound of laughter
and bicycle bells

How time flies
And breazes sigh
For golden memories
Of sunlit skies.

Warn me next time so I can be prepared.

Wow g-man the poet!
What about that.

G-Man said...

Evalinn, Trust me, this is NOT like me! There are so many very talented people in bloggerville that my shit is laughable..but I figured what the Hell, I've embarrassed myself much worse than this before..Hahahaha xox

Thanks Strumpet,
This is a memory jog,
not a literary work!!
I'm glad it worked a little for you. You are always so sweet to me. xox

Cathy....You seem plenty prepared to me!
I'm NO poet, but you and your Mom are!
Nice little Summer ditty of your own sweetie.xox

lime said...

that was wonderful galen, really wonderful. what a fabulous remembrance of all those carefree days. how did it get to be june already???

funny little story, after we moved to our new house my oldest kid admitted she and the neighborkids used to sneak out of their houses and play tag in the dead end alley between our houses in the middle of the night. i'd have had fits if i knew back then, but now i think it's a sweet memory she'll share with her kids and grandkids one day.

ann said...

hi g-man... like a bad penny, the bitch is back and thanks for checking up on me

your poem is brilliant; I love it... I don't believe the children of today have the same summers that we did... that's so called progress for you

have a lovely weekend

lotsa luv ann xxxx

MONA said...

Galen! I am amazed!
This is such a wonderful poem, so full of Life!
& I am so happy today! because it is my friend Charles' birthday!

G-Man said...

Limey...Thats too funny about about Lady Di...
I'm still chuckling.
Thanks for your kind words Michelle..xoxoxox

Good God Woman...
You wanna give me a coronary? I've missed you lots!!
Thanks for stopping by, I feel much better now!!

G-Man said...

Mona, If you are happy, then Galen's happy...

Happy Birthday Charles!

Anonymous said...

Awesome g-man! brings back so many wonderful memories.
Thank you.:)

Serena Joy said...

Perfection! You captured the whole essence of summer "way back when" in a few verses. You TOTALLY rock, g-man.

Happy Saturday!

evalinn said...

G-Man - I like your poetic side ;-) And the good thing about having your own blog is that u can post whatever u like!

S E E Quine said...

` How do bumblebee stings make you feel groovy?

` Hee hee! Good poem! You should hear mine - they all center around sex. I don't see the value in them.
` I wouldn't write about when I was ten, though, because I had more horrible memories than nice memories. I don't have a childhood to look back upon.
` That's right, I'm a robot.
` But that does remind me I wrote a really funny song about my psychotic father. I don't think other people could relate, though.

MONA said...

Galen! (((((HUGS))))))

G-Man said...

You are way too kind.
Thanks for being such a good friend.

Serena Joy,
You always bring me much joy.
Thank you xoxox

My sentiments exactly!!

I hope finals are over soon.
I missed your morbid sense of humor.Thanks for responding, I was getting worried..xoxox

I'll take a hug from a pretty girl anyday!! Thanks xoxoxox

Pauline said...

Hot sunny days
Memories haze
Childhood suspended in time

Your poem certainly tickles the old memory cells

G-Man said...

Pauline, short and sweet!
Every bit as talented as the rest of your family.
Thanks for stopping by..

Breazy said...

hey G-man! I saw your comment on my blog and wanted to come over to let you know that everything is just fine. I have just had a few busy days this past week and today was absolutely hectic so I haven't been available to be around much. I miss y'all when I don't have time to get on.

Next week is a very busy week for me too but I should have time during the day to be on.

Talk to you later !

G-Man said...

Hi Breazy,
I'm so glad everything is OK at home..

S said...

of course I wear panties, just not granny panties! :P

S E E Quine said...

` A Haiku about my childhood:

Blazing heat, no clouds
The white-hot-sun burns my skin
It's dark in my eyes

` I will never do that again.

javajazz said...


G-Man said...

Susie, I love the way you answer my comments on your post, on my post!
Very Susie-Like..xoxox

Sequine..Good God Girl!!
I don't know if I can take all this happiness and great childhood memories....

JJ, xox

Cazzie!!! said...

Feeling very groovy indeed :)

MilkMaid said...

Oh yeah, very groovy. Big long cars indeed, they had the BEST backseats. They don't make em like that anymore. ;)

jillie said...

That was fantabulous galen!!! I loved every word of it and I so remember playing games until way after dark and running in the park...riding my bike with my hands in the air. Wouldn't it be great if we could go back for just a day??

Thanks for the fuzzy memories ;o)

Jodes said...

that was cool!!! heads up!

MONA said...

Galen! I hope your wife & daughter are back & hale & hearty!!:) & I hope that you are having a nice time back home!!

javajazz said...

hey Chef Knowitall...
i bet you made the nicest bbq
for your family...
lucky them!
lucky you!

Manny said...

I'm ten too.

Where does time go?

I love this.

snowelf said...

Whoo hoo! I was first!
It's someone else's turn now! :)

Have a great week Galen, I will be back in CLASS!
Cause I'm classy like that.

(Ooo, I think that might just be my subject line tomorrow.)

Take care,

G-Man said...

Awww Cazzie. I'm sorry honey, I missed your Friday History lesson..
Thanks for stopping by.xo


Jillie, finally over your jet lag? Glad your back Baby xox

Jodi girl, thanks sweetie xoxox

Mona, read my new post and you'll hear all about it..xoxox

JJ, You say the sweetest things to me....xoxox

Is that you?

Snowelf...Indeed a rare feat... 1st and last!!!
You Rock!!!

Queenie said...

I enjoyed that so much, well done!