Seasons Scuffling By

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Writers' Pantry #36:  Change of Season  (posted by Rosemary)

"Hello wordsmiths, this is Rosemary. And we're in September 
already – so soon! Here, it's the beginning of Spring. 
For most of you it's the start of Autumn – or Fall, 
if you live in the USA. (We can't call Autumn 'Fall' in Australia. Most of our native trees are evergreen and don't shed 
their leaves.)  So we're right at the point of change."

"It's that for me personally, too. I get to join in the prompting 
now, for the first time – whether devising some of the specific topics for our Weekly Scribblings, or hosting the 
Writers' Pantry where you yourselves decide the actual subject matter."

Summer seemed the shortest of seasons
people losing businesses, many
unemployed.  Awful illness spreading, pleas
for treatment, a cure–there isn't any.

We look forward to Autumn, still masked,
hoping for knowledge of what to expect.
Scientists are faced with this grueling task
pressured by need, and political stiff-necks.

Leaves will change color as they always do
each year.  Pumpkins will be plentiful
to pick, and apples in scented view.
Following season, our thoughts turn to wool.

Surely by Winter, we'll have an answer
and our lives will begin a new chapter.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Seasons Scuffling By

  1. Marja says:

    Yes these are difficult times. Meanwhile summer changes into autumn.I’ll hope you are right that in winter we will have an answer I am a bit less optimistic It will take a while before a vaccin has been tested, produced and rolled out.


  2. I do hope your last two verses are accurately prophetic!


  3. We can only hope that we will find our way out of this darkness. Too bad this happened in an election year when the powers that be need to ignore it to try to get reelected. It’s like sheep being killed and scattered without a shepherd.


  4. oldegg says:

    Sadly so many humans tend to fight Covid their own way with denial. Let’s hope a vaccine is found soon.


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