Poetry Series: Seasons (Summer) Part 1

Poetry Series: Seasons (Summer) Part 1


I wrote a short series of poetry centered around the topic of the changing seasons with a reoccurring theme of growth.  The first in the series, Summer, just might be my favorite so far.  Maybe it’s the fact that I love the summer season.  The freedom of longer and warmer days, the energy in the city, the excitement in kids eyes, the hopefulness that the season seems to bring.  Growing up, summer in New York City, Brooklyn to exact, was the BEST.  It was as if nothing mattered except being outside, enjoying the warmth with your friends.  As an adult, that feeling still lingers.  I’m almost tempted to solve all of life’s problems with the answer “Whatever, it’s summer”.  This first piece is accompanied by a photograph that I took on the pier at Santa Monica Beach in California.  It reminds me of old photographs of Coney Island during the summer where the beach is packed with beach goers, all enjoying the mental and physical break from the norm.  I’ll release each poem and related photograph during the new season.  Enjoy!



Let’s dance
And smile
And play
And eat berries until
The sky becomes pink and grey
Spend days by the ocean
Greeted by its breeze
Let’s get lost in it all
Work like we love it
Spend hours in someone else’s world like we matter
Because we know in a few short moments
We will have the sun all to ourselves
Let’s pray together
Out loud or in silence
Let’s affirm our guidance and not worry at all
Let’s grieve when sorrow hits and never live in it
Grow through it together, or alone
Let’s write music no one will hear so we never fear
Dream impossible dreams awake, sleep and dream again
Let’s love like there’s no hate
Pour our souls on paper so generations to come can relate
Let’s be free
Let’s be free
Let’s be free
And never leave the water’s edge
Posted on: August 25, 2015Shavon

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