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Past and Now

Daily Prompt: In the Summertime
Theoretically, summer will return to the polar-vortex-battered Northern Hemisphere. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, what are your fondest memories of summer past?


As a child I looked forward to summers. Why? The summer holidays, that’s why. Sheer bliss – no school. The homework given by the teachers, used to hang over my head, did dim, the joy in my heart.

Later in life, when my children lived at home, I did like summers. I looked forward to having more time with them.

Now, present time.
I like winters more than summers. Why? I must be daft. That’s what you are thinking? Aren’t you?

My skin burns easily, so I don’t look forward to summers. I have to carry an umbrella to protect my skin from sunburn. I do lather on sunscreen, before going out. I ignore the puzzled looks in my direction, when I go out for shopping.

I have heard the question so often, “Dear, it’s not raining outside?”
Translated this means, “Why are you carrying an umbrella?”
I do feel happy, when it’s raining, because no one questions me, and no one thinks me a nutcase.

Warm days ahead, I am fearful indeed
My skin might burn, I have to heed
Smiling flowers, sprout their lovely heads
Their colors vibrant, a bright sight indeed

Past and Now