Summer is Lost

(We drove through Liberal, Kansas today and noticed this scene)

Fresh, delicious, inviting water

flows freely throughout the many

rides in the large water park

No youthful splashing, jumping, laughing, running

even with the sun scorching through the heavy, humid air

on the sizzling August summer day

Oh, wait!

Summer has ended—school just began



Now It’s Time


My eyes are clear

my heart is fresh

I’ve had all summer

to get some rest

And now it’s time

to go to school

and teach some kids

a golden rule:


“Do things to others

as you’d want done to you

Be honest and kind

and hardworking, too

Have compassion and love

for those not rich like you

Make good memories with

everything that you do”