I have decided not to follow the prompt for today and go it alone. I love this poem. It reminds us that we need to slow down.
The leaves fall slowly down as
I watch from my seat on a log.
The woods around me are ablaze with color and
from where I sit, I can see far across the valley.
The trees are turning slowly this year and are
giving us a show worthy of the Gods.
The air has turned bitterly cold
And a few snowflakes have started to fall.
The leaves will fall faster now and
before long the trees will be bare.
Heralding the start of winter and
a time of sleep and rejuvenation.
Letting us reflect on life and being told to slow down,
the falling leaves are a reminder.
A reminder that even though things look bleak
We can look ahead beyond winter to spring
Look past those falling leaves to a new beginning.
Earth Day Acrostic – Don’t Let Me Die
Earnestly show you mean to help
Accountability, no more lies
Return to me my seas of kelp
Turn blue once again my skies
Help me to grow my plains of wheat
Destroy not my mountains so high
Anger me not with your words so sweet
You have worn out your welcome this time
Endearing to me are words that are true
Allow me a fate that is lasting
Remember that I am all there is
Today is all I can spare without wasting away
Help me before it’s too late
Dare to do what is right
Arm yourself for the fight
You can do it if only you try, Oh please hear my cries
I don’t want to die.
What Makes You Think I Care ?
A phrase often heard when I was young
It seemed to easily roll off the tongue
It was meant to hurt whoever heard
The direction of the words observed
By the speaker who had the upper hand
The say so, the rules and strength to grandstand
Words can often hurt more than any other
Things that can be done by another
The words were often meant to scare
What makes you think I care?
Rainy summer days were long
And made for playing games
Scrabble was always first for Mom
Pick some tiles and hope they aren’t all the same
Clue was good for mystery and fun
Pick room,suspect and weapon
Eliminate the suspects one by one
Guess it wrong and show some aggression
Monopoly was always a winner
For hours and hours of play
You’d get so numb that you would shiver
And hope it didn’t last til doomsday
Board games were a family staple
I miss it now and then
It was fun and we were playful
How good it is to remember when
A Stick And Some String
I wonder how the idea of crochet came about
Did they try and try and fail and pout
Makes you wonder how they came to ponder
that one would even try to conjure
Why they would persist at anything
With a little stick and some string