I remember those highly awaited vacation days, Respite from school work and its ways. Days to only laze and play. Time of precious summer holidays! Days when the mind at its own pace could drift, Free of home work, worries and school yard rift. New thoughts and ideas to unfold, When regular life was put on hold, A rested mind-vibrant, positive and bold, Could shed old patterns and to fresh ideas be sold. Visit to a new vista or place, Where clock seems to move at a slower pace. Not only a destination to see sights and sounds in fresh space. But to appreciate all of life's gift(s), and the lace. A few decades have flown by, But, summer still brings nostalgia of days gone by, Long bicycle rides, lazy afternoons, sweet mangoes and real talks with friends, Now as I lead life with new trends, And see children chat more with online friends, And consume media without an end, I revisit my summer holidays in my memories, And recall those times with sweet poetic summaries.