On hot summer days
you provided shade
and a whole lot more.
Memories of relaxing in a lawn chair,
clear blue skies,
gladly enjoying lots of fresh air.
Mama bird finishing the nest,
papa bird searching the soil for food,
baby birds sorting out the rest.
Serene, not wanting this time to pass,
work still to be done,
the smell of fresh-cut grass.
Soft breezes offer a hug,
preparing to quench my thirst,
with a frosty root beer mug.
The good ole days I can still see,
times that will never leave my mind,
memories under that old shaded tree.
Maurice J. Reynolds (MJ) is an educator living in the great state of Michigan. He loves spending time with family, working with children and youth, as well as writing. He is the owner and editor of the email publication, Creative Inspirations. Submission and subscription information can be found at: .