This Summer Dream

by David Christopher Johnston

There’s a warmth in the air tonight

As we sit on the wall outside your house

The streetlight glows on your face

Stretches our shadows across the ground


There’s nobody around at all

There’s only you and me


And it’s alright

Because I’m seeing you tonight

Walk with me through this summer dream

Until we reach the other side

It’s alright

Because I’m seeing you tonight

So smile for me and I’ll give all I can

To make this worthwhile


There’s a smile on my face tonight

As we’re laughing hand in hand

Late becoming early, the birds they start to sing

And we are in their lullaby


Hold on and don’t let go


Here I am making out I’m not going to fall into you

When I already have


It’s getting late and you keep saying that you’re going in soon

And I’m wishing time would slow down just for us

Because I can’t get enough of you


Summer heat and showers

Braving storms to pick you flowers

It won’t always be blue skies

Just as long as we last the ride

Summer sun turns into years

Bringing laughter, shedding tears

What will be will be tomorrow

But while your smile lights up today

I’ll be right here…





Copyright © 2023 David Christopher Johnston.

David Christopher Johnston hereby asserts and gives notice of his right under s.77 and s.78 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work of fiction. All moral rights are asserted.

All rights reserved. No part of this work of fiction may be reproduced or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the author. This poem is a work of fiction and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


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