Hello dear friends and happy start of summer to all of you.

Björn here

This week in Sweden is dominated by end of school, which means that there are party tents, flags, and music in the neighborhood. For some reason, the tradition of students riding on the backs of lorries is particularly strong for those who graduate from high school.

By Holger.Ellgaard – Eget arbete, CC BY-SA 3.0

As this is a ritual of transitioning to adulthood (at least partly) the students are leaving behind the schools and will spend their next year(s) backpacking, finding a job, or entering university. It can be a struggle to wake up with all those dreams, but without the dreams, it would be infinitely worse.


Langston Hughes – 1901-1967

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

I think many of you have memories from this time, or maybe you have family that are going through these life-changing moments.

As for myself, I have decided to take some time off from writing. I will be back in August but the bar will stay open as usual. Today I will not link up any poem of my own, but I will be there to host an open link Live from 3 PM EST to 4 PM EST.

If you like to be live please join by clicking this link

As usual, you may link up your poem to Mr. Linky below

Leave a comment if you wish, comment and indulge in poetry written by other poets.