Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Morning--By Dorothy L. Bussemer--United States

Summer Morning

Early sunrise wakes me up
Birds singing a joyful song
Proclaiming happiness on earth
To all who will just listen to them
The coffeepot clicked on
Reminder of stealing sips
From Daddy’s cup
When just a little girl
Cinnamon rolls in toaster
From a bakery now
Use to be made in Auntie’s kitchen
Many years ago
Orange juice from Fridge
Fresh oranges long gone by
Cartons replace red bags now
Juice tastes the same as then
Breakfast over--do the dishes
Some things never change a bit
Let the cat in and the dog out
Morning is well underway

Dorothy L. Bussemer is a 91 year old retired  federal government employee.  She graduated from Park University.  She began writing in 1996 and has been published in small market magazines.  Her hobbies are cooking, reading, and writing.


  1. Dorothy,

    An amazing poem. It is so good to see your poetry again. I am glad to see you are doing well and wish you many more happy years of wonderful life. You were always and still is an inspiration to me. Thank you, Karen, for publishing this piece of happiness that reminds me of times like this in my grandparents' kitchen. What wonderful memories.

    -M.J. Reynolds

  2. beautiful poem with great imagery throughout... did enjoy very much... God bless Christina.... aka

  3. Thank you, Jack Clubb, for the following comment--

    This is a wonderful poem about the joy of everyday things. We don't have to climb a mountain or take an ocean cruise to find happiness.