#FALL WRITING FRENZY 2020
by Marty Bellis
wc 120; inspired by image #1
Goodbye to picnics in the park.
Goodbye to fireworks after dark.
Goodbye to daisies, clover, bees,
robins, sprinklers, climbing trees.
So long flip flops, swimsuits, shorts,
baseball caps and summer sports;
Fresh picked corn, ripe berries, honey;
melons ripened while it’s sunny.
Say goodbye, then say hello . . .
Hello to walks in frosty air.
Hello to pumpkins carved with care.
Hello to leaf piles, apples, cider,
costumes, treat bags, ghosts and spiders.
Hi to cozy quilts on beds,
wooly mittens, hats on heads.
Soup in bowls; warm drinks in mugs,
ladled out with extra hugs.
Each season comes when the time is right,
as sure as day turns into night.
So say goodbye, then say hello . . .
. . . to nature’s ever-changing show.