Kids at the Lake

This is the eighth in a series of poems that we will publish, written by Vincent. This poem is called “Kids at the Lake” and was written for “The Bare Facts” Prior Lake Newsletter in 2002. We hope you enjoy it.

The kids have
Such great days at the lake.
While we lie about
They rush about
Racing down the beach,
Hurling themselves at the water,
Making more noise than we like,
Which is almost quiet for them.
Madly splashing to the near ladder
Then around to the far one;
Running across the dock
Dripping water everywhere,
Glowing with life.
Later, leaving so reluctantly;
Leaving peace behind.
The hooting and hollering growing fainter
As they go up the path.
We a bit poorer for
Their having gone.


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