A Summer of Love Poem #SummerLove16

A Summer of Love Poem #SummerLove16

This week I am launching a summer-long series of posts called ‘A Summer of Love’. I am pleased to say that I have a few people who have offered to write guest posts so if you would like to join them then please email me – vickywelton@hotmail.com – and I would love to have you on board. The love can be about your partner, husband or wife, the love for your children, your pets, your hobbies and, well, anything really! It can be a straight piece of writing or in poetry or photograph form. There is no specific day or time that I will be posting them as I would like to make it easy over the holidays but the series will run from now until the beginning of September. I will include links to your blog and social media channels.

I am going to kick things off with a poem I have written about the summer holidays ahead with Grace, now aged 9 and probably, soon to be, off with her friends rather than spending time with me! I am want to make the most of them though! 

A Summer of Love

Long, carefree days ahead of us
I can’t wait for what’s to come
Looking forward to our lazy days
I hope there’s lots of sun

This summer I will make the most
Of what I have with you
I have a feeling time is ticking
And what’s left is very few

You still want to spend time with me
For shopping and for fun
But soon there will come the days
You won’t be seen dead with mum!

We have lots of plans and I can’t wait
To share them all with you
Your love for nature and photography
Is something we both can do

Brownie Camp, a nature reserve
A holiday to Polperro
Ice creams, baking and uniform shopping
We’ve so many places to go!

So my darling let’s make hay
While the sun still shines
And maybe, in the years to come
We can still do this sometimes

Victoria Welton 20th July 2016


Prose for Thought
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  1. July 27, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Love the sentiment expressed by your words. j is 5, and I already get the feeling he is growing up too quickly. Won’t be long before I become completely redundant!

  2. July 22, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Yes your poem encapsulates the end of an era with your daughter – of having left Primary school and all the things you’ll do together before big school and thinking of beyond. Very precious times I agree! Great idea for a series. #prose4T

  3. July 21, 2016 / 10:43 am

    This is quite lovely, Victoria. Sounds like you and your daughter will have quite a summer. Time is fleeting, as you say, with our children and what better way to spend what little time we already have left with them…right? Thanks so much for hosting us this week. Hope you have a lovely Thursday and a wonderful weekend 🙂

  4. July 21, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Sounds like you’ve got lots of lovely things planned and I love the sound of your guest post series. That realisation of time ticking and the moment when Grace won’t want to spend so much time of you is so poignant and a good reminder to make the most of the time now and enjoy it. Hope you have a wonderful summer and thank you for hosting #Prose4T
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  5. July 21, 2016 / 8:40 am

    Oh, this is delicious. I am still 6 years away from this with NG but already I know the time is so precious. She doesn’t want me to do her shoes up for her any more and that’s a big deal(!) Lovely idea for a series – I can’t wait to read more 🙂 #Prose4T

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