With the joy of the season of Fall currently in full swing, my friend B and I came to the conclusion that it would be a great time to jump together into the leaf piles of fall pages and collaborate on another poem.
Both B and I have a fondness for the furry creatures and spend time chatting about fun stories on the way the little scampering creatures torture us…not on purpose mind you, they just move a bit too fast for our tastes but oh, what a pleasure they are to watch. Stop on over to B’s blog gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com and say Hi.
We hope you enjoy our foray into the wild side of Fall. Don’t forget to leave out some nuts and seeds too…the snow is already making an appearance as you can see. Thank you B for joining forces with me for our nature “walk” and now let’s go jump in some more leaves before the snow covers them all, shall we?
Sitting on the side steps
Taking in the fresh air
I feel a sense of pleasantness
That sometimes seems quite rare.
All of a sudden I see
A flash of brown coming my way
But you rush off in a panic
Before I can ask you to stay.
These sights of Autumn fill me
With peace and joy abound
As time moves on I see
The colors around me falling down.
The creatures move much closer
Gathering their sustenance to live
Yet I am truly blessed
As their presence a gift they give.
As the robins leave
The blue jays decide to stay
While cardinals make their plans to wait
For the summer sky to turn grey.
As I hear them chirp
I offer breadcrumbs and seeds
Hoping I can give them the love
That every creature needs.
The hounds run to the trees
With the chipmunks and squirrels on high
Giving chase on cool fall days
Wishing they could perhaps fly.
The sights and sounds of autumn
As frosty grass crunches beneath
The pumpkins empty of seed
Orange rind for deer I bequeath.
Though the weather is cool
Forming Goosebumps on my arm
All of the creatures assure me
That there’s no reason for alarm.
They convince me to stay nearby
Asking to please join them as they play
Promising that visiting will provide me
A warm and happy day.