September 25, that’s what the calendar shows
The days are getting shorter and warmer the clothes.
Go, look outside, watch the leaves how they fall
It seems nature is packing once and for all…
The things that had once been fresh and bright green
turn yellow and brownish it’s quite a sad scene.
Youth has been coming and going started in spring
only six months later it’s gone, not more than a fling.
Once again, on the grass, we can see morning dew
The air’s cooling down, nature gives us the clue
with the things we are missing already today
it seems to me, Nature’s leaving, it will not stay.
It’s packing the heat, and leaves us with none
it’s taking the blossoms, the green and the sun.
It’s wrapping the leaves, the flowers and blue
and we can stay with the gray – and the flu.
Nature packs suitcases full of itself
And leaves nothing but cold and snow on the shelf.
It seems to me it will hibernate somewhere in the wood
and returns next spring – provided we’ve been good.
And here I am, telling you: no complaint in the rain
keep it together, however hard be the strain!
We should look forward, be happy, and dance and sing
for our Nature returns the colors next spring.
(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, September 2019)