Fall

Digital Designs by Sandi Staton

Why do people shudder

When you enter the door?

Can it be they can’t let go of Summer’s hand,

Her beauty and charm?

Do her warm sunny beaches

Have them under her spell?

Or maybe it’s her breezy whispers

On a sultry starlit night.

Her lovely serenades.

Her enticing scents.

Yet, Summer, in all her shimmering glory,

Pales in comparison to you.

As a kindly grandfather

You enter my door,

Your long white beard flowing.

You grasp my hand,

It’s surprisingly warm,

Just like the smile on your face.

The jewels you bring are magnificent,

A panorama of reds and golds

Glistening from the trees.

The air is crisp and clean,

Invigorating after a long,

Lazy hot summer.

Even the sun is friendlier.

Less intense.

As if relieved that you are here.

Though summer beckons me still,

I’m content to be with you.

I think of you often

Throughout the year.

The joy you bring,

Especially when I was a child.

Summer wasn’t into carving pumpkins,

Or dressing up for Halloween.

And she never dreamed of putting on a coat

 And playing in the leaves.

Like Christmas,

I could hardly wait for your arrival.

Summer’s crying.

Like a child she clings,

Knowing that her charms

Are slowly fading away.

Your days are shorter and cooler.

Your nights are long and cold.

You scatter leaves everywhere,

And raking seems an endless task.

But I love you old friend.

And I’m ever grateful for the privilege

Of meeting you again.

~ Sandi

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Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings

Autumn

Children laughing and jumping in leaves

Wind howling through the trees

 Moon casting shadows on the ground

Jack-a-lanterns carved with ominous frowns

Owls screeching in the dark

Lovers strolling through the park

Scarves and mittens and rosy cheeks

Running and giggling and hide n’ seek

Cookies and milk and off to bed

A story told and a kiss on the head

These warm fuzzy feelings of comfort and cheer

Are the wondrous signs that Autumn is here

Sandi Staton

 

No More Autumn, No More Rain

Fall Scene ANo More Autumn, No More Rain

Beneath the covers and snow white sheets

her body lay so frail and weak

Wasn’t it just yesterday she was young and strong

laughing and singing a happy song

I don’t like Autumn she told me one day

because everything dies and withers away

Into the night the angels came

with the Autumn leaves and falling rain

Now it’s Springtime forever in heaven so grand

as she strolls with the Savior hand in hand

She’s happy I know where she’s free from pain

and there’s no more Autumn no more rain

Sandi Staton