Summer should be longer rather than leaving us much too soon,
for it flies by so quickly like a runaway balloon.
The sun is at its warmest and so conducive to all sorts of fun,
like swimming, picnics, cookouts and outdoor games to be won.
Summer is the best time to shed your cares away,
it’s nature’s way of gifting you with many a stress-free day.
Summer lifts your spirits and puts you in a happy mood,
to enjoy visiting new places and eating delectable food.
Enjoy you Summer although it is short and sweet,
it is the sunniest season and a real treat.
The memories we make from our summer stay,
helps us to endure when cold weather comes our way.
Rita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist. For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.
Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning. Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.