Summertime sunshine and blessings stream,
for a child in innocence passing,
love all around you, everything seems
and adventure, with mem'ries amassing.
Sun scorch gives way to a golden moon
August stars flash, flare and fall,
Tag in the starlight, a bountiful boon
in this season, the best of them all.
Little boys laughter and fish on a line,
cannonball splash in the blue deep,
savoring summer days, one at a time,
joy in the water is dirt cheap.
Catching at fireflies, lizards and frogs,
climbing trees, now they are fearless,
grab a snack, swing a bat, walk on a log,
littlest ones hovering near us.
Oh, to feel time move that slowly again,
to know only this day and no other,
to rise early or late, to wander and then
to be wrapped in the arms of your mother.