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Summer of Verses - Poem 16 - Kindergarten Starts Today

By: John E. Murray, III

Kindergarten starts today.

I am ready.

New people and places.

Don’t need my teddy.

Enjoy learning new things.

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Summer of Verses - Poem 14 - Up, Up, and You get the Picture…

By: John E. Murray, III

Up, up, and away from

The newly formed layers of concrete Into the cushy pillows of little sleep.

Up, up, and away from

The familiar phases of dark and light Into the soft glows of the pulsing spark.

Up, up, and away from

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Summer of Verses - Poem 12 - Lead Us Home

By: John E. Murray, III

Reaching for rest,

Stretching for sanity,

Urging for utopia.

Where to go…

What to do…

How to Feel…

Time to think…

Space to settle…

Love to lead us Home again.

Summer of Verses - Poem 13 - Home Again

By: John E. Murray, III

Small ripples

Tiny tingling

Growing joy

Increasing anticipation…

Holding, hoping, heading

Gaining momentum…

Summer of Verses - Poem 11 - Going Home

By: John E. Murray, III


We don’t want to leave,

We just need to go home…

We hope you understand the brevity of our stay,

It is always too short…

We hope that you will visit us,

And, stay longer next time…

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Summer of Verses - Poem 10 - I forget…Is it Naptime?

By: John E. Murray, III


I woke up early…too early…

Did I sleep OK?

I forget…

Is it nap time?

I wanted snacks and more cereal…more cereal…

Did we eat breakfast?

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Summer of Verses - Poem 9 - What Are We Talking About?

By: John E. Murray, III

What are we talking about?

It is too early to rise…

What are we talking about?

I am tired, please call again later…

What are we talking about?

OK, I am up…

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Summer of Verses - Poem 8 - It’s Late…I’m Late…Too Late…

By: John E. Murray, III

What time does it have to be

For you to be too late?

What is late any who?

I was late again for time I didn’t even know I had…

I was late again for a time I didn’t even know existed.

Is it too late to go back again?

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Summer of Verses - Poem 7 - Vacations lost and found

By: John E. Murray, III

Where have you gone

My pleasant and pleasurable song?

Where have you moved during the afternoon of my youth,

When you settled in to calm and soothe?

Your anticipated days approached too slowly

As our bodies continued growing...

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Summer of Verses - Poem 6 - It is a long…long…long day…

By: John E. Murray, III

Today…today, I say

Was, in fact, a long, long, long day…

The fact is there And, everywhere…

As it the solstice is here.

When did this sneak up on us?

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