Cooling Down – A Poem

Weather changes but some things stay the same.

Stirring winds and gentle breezes,

Cloudy shadows and reddening skies.

A slight chill tickles your spine,

Cold temperatures causing sore eyes.

Covid feels distant yet still it transmits,

Businesses plan Christmas parties.

Halloween looms with its tricks and its treats,

I’d be quite happy with Smarties.

People forget all the things they had learned,

Mix closely and stir up the issue,

While hospitals struggle and nurses work hard,

I hear someone sneezing ‘A-Tissue!’

Look after each other as Autumn prevails,

Show that you care, with respect.

Try to be sensible, enjoying the season,

Let Autumn be what you expect.

New Seasonal Thoughts

As a new season and term begins,

Stormy skies replace a summer breeze.

Heatwaves end and coldness looms,

Changing trees shed colourful leaves.

People sip hot drinks in mugs,

Put on scarves and wear coats outside,

Work becomes busy and time passes by,

From the wind and rain you cannot hide.

Nights grow longer, days grow short,

Roast dinners on Sundays are cooked once more.

Families snuggle in front of fires,

Prepared for what winter might have in store.

Autumn Jazz

Autumn is coming,

Some call it ‘Fall’.

Changes are happening,

Some big and many small.

Days getting shorter,

Leaves turning brown,

Floating so softly,

On their way down.

Autumn is cooling,

Waving farewell to the sun,

Winds are blowing wildly,

But the good times aren’t done.

So celebrate Autumn,

With its colour and pizzazz,

Go gather your friends up,

Sip wine and listen to jazz.