As much as I try to be organised, I sometimes find that things build up on top of me. This is one of those months where everything seems to be coming at me. Autumn is always busy for me but lately it feels like so many things are bringing added costs to my monthly outgoings. I find myself wondering – Why does everything happen at once? Do you identify with this issue?
First of all my car battery broke after I had got back from my wonderful holiday in summer. Luckily it didn’t cost too much but it felt like the beginning of car trouble for my trusty old vehicle.
Then I got a massive tax bill through the post which included tax owing from 2018 and 2019. None of this was my fault but was because one of my employers back then had processed my pay incorrectly. So that was £1000 I had to find quickly.
Now, to finish off a run of negative things, I woke up to discover that my water heater is broken. A cold shower alerted me to the fact that water is simply not getting hot any more. Even to get a plumber through the door I have to pay £60 and I know the bill will be large after the job is actually done. It always costs loads!
In a nutshell
So yes, they say the cost of living has gone up a lot. Now, my outgoings have risen ridiculously too. So I hope I get a few book sales and blog promotions to get me through this miserable period. Roll on Christmas…. Er maybe not… Let’s face it, that will only bring more expense. I hope that one day I will be able to stop asking – Why does everything happen at once? Instead, I’d rather say, ‘This year has been OK for once.’
I love the change of seasons and especially the fresh air that results from windy weather in Autumn. I wrote this Autumn wind poem to represent my fondness of this time of year.
When I was young,
The wind excited me,
It blew me around
Like a branch of a tree.
As I grew up,
I found peace in the wind.
Walked in its comfort
Till its power would rescind.
Cleared my head
With the wind in my ear.
Let it blow away worries
Leaving my mind fairly clear.
Now an old friend,
The wind freshens my day.
So I embrace the Autumn
Let the cosiness stay.
I wrote this poem because the wind reminds me of growing up. I used to love nothing more than flying a kite in a breeze. Even when I didn’t have a kite of my own, my nan would help me to make one from some sticks and a plastic bag. I loved it.
The wind was always my friend and if I was getting frustrated about something, I would go for a walk. My nan used to say the wind blows the cobwebs out of your mind and I found it therapeutic to stroll down a country drove (a sort of mud track leading to farms) and let the fresh air do its business.
Thank you so much for reading my short poem about Autumn wind. For another of my poems, check out Our Beloved Queen. Follow my blog for future similar posts and articles about books, TV shows and the environment.