SoCS: The Cheers Poem

Cheers to air conditioning

and the space that’s not too hot

Cheers toย capris and flip flops

the short shorts…I cannot

Cheers to coconut ice cream

and lemonade in a glass

Cheers to a swimmable lake

and flopping down in tall grass

Cheers to riding an orange bike

and walking wooded trail

Cheers to a frosty mug

and its contents to inhale

Cheers to blue sky and sun

and the birds that chirp their song

Cheers to childrens’ laughter

and the days that are brightly long

Cheers to the floral display

and the colors of neon hue

Cheers to the southerly wind

and the warmth of which we accrue

Cheers to the gift of summer

and relief from a chill not here

Cheers to three more months of this

and the reason to down a beer



Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook, ambling stream or running river. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making.

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28 responses to SoCS: The Cheers Poem

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Cheers to a wonderful summer poem and a guy who reminds me of someone I know ๐Ÿ˜

    I hope you can beat the heat this weekend.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Nahm Antion at the bar…do you talk like him too? Cheers to staying inside today. The dew point last night at 10 pm was 71. Yikes! I want last weekend back with it’s dry 70’s and cool sleep-filled nights, but it appears the heat is here to stay for a good chunk of the coming week.

      • Dan Antion says:

        I have not picked up a New England accent, and I still retain enough Pittsburghese to drive my wife crazy. The regular Saturday bartender has been known to have a beer on the bar by the time I sit down, and a few comments have been made about a similarity to Norm. But, it is comfortable place to go.

        Stay cool – cheers!

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Pittsburghese? I didn’t think anyone from PA or WI had any type of accent. Our speech is normal, yah hey?

      • Dan Antion says:

        ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yinz guys might not consider it an accent, but we do have our own vocabulary. Like going dawntawn to see the Stillers play.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Cheers to all things summery!!

    It’s already 73F at 7 am and it’s going to be another scorcher today. I say a prayer of gratitude for AC on days like this, but for now it is comfortable to sit outdoors listening to the birds chirping and enjoying my morning coffee.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s 80 here (feels like 87) at 7:00 am. I just received an excessive heat warning on my phone. Yikes, I think I will stay indoors today and catch up on my reading, although I might go sit on the patio for a little bit just to breathe in the outdoor air.

  3. Shelley says:

    Three cheers to your poem! Stay cool this weekend, and enjoy a frosty mug of good cheer!

  4. JoAnna says:

    Cheers to your sweet summer days! Coconut ice cream sounds perfect. Down here, we cheer when the temps dip into the 80s for a day or two before the 90s come back. Stay cool!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I don’t blame you for cheering on the 80’s. When it gets to 90 with a high dew point, it’s not a fun date.

  5. Array says:

    Cheers to short shorts I cannot wear..busted up at that one! ๐Ÿ˜€ We are in triple digit heat index right now, so pride goes out the window and short shorts (well, not too short) will appear on my very white legs! Look away, people. Look away!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Cheers to white legs! I don’t remember the last time I wore short shorts or a short skirt. Must have been in my early 40’s, before I succumbed to the spider veins and extra “meat.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. J-Dub says:

    I need to remember a few of those reasons to cheer more often. Made me grin ear to ear.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Right. After the blizzard we had this past April, I’m trying not to complain about the current heat. I have to enjoy summer and all the wonderful things that go with it.

  7. joey says:

    That is clearly the most cheerful cheer I’ve read on this prompt! I hope you get bonus points! I could almost feel your joy, and for a moment, I thought I liked summer, but that was just because you’re so convincing. I truly love summer FOR YOU ๐Ÿ˜€

    • bikerchick57 says:

      That is the most cheerful comment I’ve read for this post. Cheers and bonus points for the both of us…for Mary’s summer and Joey’s winter and the good stuff in between. ๐Ÿ˜€

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