Gail Grierson

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Before There Was Sunshine - Poem by Gail Grierson

Before there was sunshine
And warm summer haze,
Before there was leisure
And long, lazy days,
Before there was sleeping
Till noon or whenever,
We woke to alarm clocks
And cold, dreary weather.

The days passed so slowly,
We somehow got through;
Summer would get here
In good time, we knew.
When it finally arrived
We savored each day,
We knew that before long
It would go away.

We went on vacation,
'Twas second to none;
We swam in the ocean
And dried in the sun.
The days passed so quickly,
Just seemed to fly by...
That Summer was ending,
We could not deny.

The roar of the ocean
And breeze in our hair
Would long be remembered;
We loved being there.
But school bells were calling,
And leaves would be falling...
Our time there was over
September was near.

So we packed up and went home,
With tears in our eyes,
For Summer was over;
We said our goodbyes.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, January 20, 2014

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