I can hear the squeals of laughter
Jumping through endless joy
Of downpouring waterspouts
It's about to blow!
But slowly they creep out to accidentally get caught
In the rush
The adrenaline of childhood delight
Shark swim trunks
Costumes made for mermaids and mermen
Are we wet enough to brave the slide?
No, not just yet
Some more wading
And water gun squirting
Hiding under an umbrella sprinkler
As the sun creates the perfect summer day
In touch with the water
I can feel their emotional release
Down the slide they finally go
Ready to embrace that journey
The unknown adventure
A big splash goes over me!
She cries, thrilled
Let's do it again!
Siblings forgetting they're siblings
Enjoying the friendship that will last forever
Oops! A slip into the ship's river
And a roar of laughter
These are the days we cherish
Of unabated joy and laughter
Of hearts fully open and out
Of a childhood worth remembering
~ An Original Poem by Jenny Dee