Renewals Equal Treasures to Behold
October is coming to an end as falling leaves dazzle
to jet through the sky like helicopters nose diving to land.
The sun lights up the earth in astounding beauty
as gusts push in the beginning of another season.
Campfires smolder beside tents erected to enjoy nature
waiting for the brightness to be wiped away by bareness.
Squirrels crackle through the dried leaves to hunt food
knowing the weather is preparing to change their world.
Chipmunks scurry gathering acorns for their winter dens
as they prepare to hibernate for the long cold spell.
They love to play like small children in a playground area
tagging and racing back and forth to their buried nests.
November winds are crisp against walkers shoulders
backpacks appear to sluggish for different paces.
Snowflakes target their eyes and dampen their hair
ear-muffs cover ears and faces are obscured by scarves.
Noses turn to a beet red as eyes water from the frosty
hands being cumbersome from thick wool gloves.
There's a cold brutish winter season on its way to the area
it has "no" pity for plant life, creatures, or human life.
It has a mind all its own as it blows into the hollows, glens,
to find a place to cause a freeze to cover the earth.
A place where Santa's sleigh and reindeer can pass through
leaving gifts and smiley faces for all the children in the towns.
It'll be a long winter as creatures slumber in their dens and
people lounge around their fireplaces to to warm their bodies.
Plant life hides underneath the earth to protect their roots
earth will be barren and appear to have "no" existence.
Time will pass until the nascent of another season emerges
to generate a renewal of earth's life, creatures and beings.
Ah, the smell of spring in the air changes the ambiance of life...
Poem Written by Barbara Kasey Smith - Copyright 2012
Tags: Creative Writing , Poetry , Fall Season , Renewals , Lifestyles
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