Feels like an oven when you walk outside

No choice but to cool off at the lake

No rain, no breeze in sight

Just gonna go to the beach and bake


No so common on a Great Lakes state

to already be under heat advisory

Have had my kids playing with

squirt guns and water balloons with me


Nighttime offers no relief from the heat

I can't believe we were just a frozen wasteland

Now I'm finding myself trying

to make my way through the hot sand


Inland lakes are fairly warm

But Lake Michigan feels like ice!

No matter where you go

A break from the heat is really nice



    HI SISTER CHRIS ~ Love this poem ~ it is quite upbeat ~ abut the HEAT ! Only a few weeks ago you were complaining abut freezing to death ~ What an amazing State to be in ! Like the UK you are also surrounded by Water but yours is Fresh and ours is salty (we have to make sure we don't drink too much !) Angela feels at home in NZ because Auckland is also surrounded by (sea) water and of course it is WINTER so it is cool @ night 5C (40F) and in the day 13C (55F) We are having a HEATWAVE TOO 25C (77F) and higher everyday and forecast into next week. WIMBLEDON has started (The Williamson Sisters are both through to the next round) ANDY MURRAY is not competing (BOO HOO) Love your poem ~ more like that please ~ TUS HERMANOS en CHRITOS Brian Y Angela ~ Siete Abrazos Grandes @@@@@@@

    Have you checked my FUSION on Luxuries for a Desert Island ~ there may be ONE SLOT LEFT or you can add a POEM when it's published Thanks B !

    • Christina8

      I thought you would enjoy a more upbeat poem! Fresh water is the best! The lakes are supposed to cool us down, but haven't done a great job of it so far. Have fun watching Wimbledon! Thanks for the hugs--hugs to both you and Angela!

    • Poetic Dan

      That heat brought out some wonderful cool poetry.

      • Christina8

        Thank you so much Dan, I really appreciate it!!

      • Michael Edwards

        Yup - just the same over here - but I love it - also love your poem C.

        • Christina8

          Thank you Michael, I do appreciate it!

        • Heartwriter

          It is hot this summer. The lakes are a fun way to cool off. Great write.

          • Christina8

            Thanks so much Heartwriter! I appreciate the favorite save!

          • Goldfinch60

            Very true, here in the UK it is very hot and I am not happy, I much prefer the cold. Very good write though, Lake Michigan sounds like my kind of place.

            • Christina8

              It is wonderful. It looks like an ocean, you cannot see to the other side. Once its a little warmer it will be bliss! Thanks for your lovely comment!

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