Poem of the Month – October

Autumn

Acorns crunching under feet

Squirrels making a hasty retreat

Leaves of different colors fallen

This is now the season of Autumn

Humidity has finally left the air

The sun lies lower with less of a glare

A crispness now freshens the landscape

Summer has finally found her escape

Flower petals dying out on stems

Fall winds will perform the cleanse

Miles of fields recently mowed

Lined with hay rolls of colored gold

Illuminating the glorious landscape

Nature beginning to take shape

Sheaves of wheat standing propped

Not a sign of any left uncropped

A panoply of pumpkins hauled to a patch

Happy children hoping to catch

the biggest they can find

For a Jack-o-Lantern to be designed

Halloween approaching in a matter of weeks

Costume considerations and rosy cheeks

Trick or treats

Lots of sweets

Bottles of cider from apple orchards

Do clocks go back or forwards?

Thanksgiving turkey and sweet potato pie

Family visits and stomachs to satisfy

Obsequious children asking for cookies

Negotiating the odds like a bunch of bookies

Football games on television

When do we eat? Such indecision

Remembering what we are thankful for

Never forgetting those who went before

Dedications and gratitude

Private moments of solitude

A season of harvest and plenty to share

Someone is hungry in the world out there

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts:

Obsequious

Illuminate

Bottle

Dedicate

Panoply

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  7 comments for “Poem of the Month – October

  1. paeansunplugged
    September 23, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    This paints such a beautiful picture of autumn. Love it!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 23, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you Punam 😊

      • September 24, 2018 at 10:36 am

        You are welcome. ☺️

  2. September 24, 2018 at 8:45 am

    A glorious poem, your beautiful imagery of Autumn is a pleasure to read….

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2018 at 8:55 am

      Thank you Ivor 🙂

  3. September 24, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I love your beautiful autumn poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Thank you for your kind words as always 🙂

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