A Boomer Poem, inspired by A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky, by Lewis Carroll
Scorching pavement beneath a sunny sky
Sipping lemonade on a shady porch
One afternoon in late July.
Grandchildren prepare to go back to school
Visit for a spend the night
Brief play outdoors, then inside to get cool.
We walk before the sun is high
Then shelter in the afternoon
Venturing out when evening’s nigh.
We opt for meals that require no heat
Too hot to grill this afternoon
Salad and gelato – what a treat!
Comfort greets us in every room
Through windows I enjoy the day
And views of flowers in full bloom.
Sun-loving plants don’t fade or scorch
Their colors blazing in midday sun
In the courtyard and containers on the porch.
Grateful for air conditioning
And open spaces to wander about
As new projects I’m envisioning.
The sun sets blazing in the west
Streaks of color mark its path
As evening heralds our daily rest.
This wonderful place where we reside
Allows us to dream and make new friends
Comfort and enjoyment it does provide.
Watching sunshine sink behind the trees
So grateful for this life we have
At Windsong, Where Life’s A Breeze!