Just reading this poem made me feel a little cooler during these past few hot days.

Running Through the Sprinkler

You can let the water chase you,
There are lots of games to play
when you’re running through the sprinkler
on a hot and muggy day.

You can sit right on the squirt holes,
You can run every-which-way,
and it’s fun to wear your school clothes-
never mind what Mom will say.

You can stand still as the water comes
or jump across the spray.
Just picking up the sprinkler
can chase everyone away.

If your friends come by to see you,
you can ask them all to stay
when you’re running through the sprinkler
on a hot and muggy day.

© Betsy Franco, from Whatever the Weather, Scholastic, Inc. 2001.

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