​Fall Festival (Summer Gave Way)

By TropicalSnowstorm

Confetti falls and breath blows with smoke,
exciting in the moment, but promising hours
of clean-up and a season-after hangover
with hot beverages
and dimmed morning lights.

But while it lasts, oh, while it lasts the party is marvelous!

Blazing colors  hung shamelessly across the canopy,
willfully ostentatious for a few days, then tossed away
while the guests relive memories around bonfires,
or cuddle under blankets living one minute at a time.

Squirrels and their friends make pigs of themselves
by taking handfuls of nuts and stuffing their pockets,
and the jack-o-lanterns are too lit up to do anything
but sit passively, dishing out candy to keep the kids quiet.

But while it lasts, oh, while it lasts the party is marvelous!

If grumpy old man winter comes home early
he’ll threaten to call the cops and chase everyone off,
then pretend to clean up by pushing things out of sight,
but until he does we’ll tip back cups of cider all evening.


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Copyright 2015 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Friday, September 11, 2015.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

River Lily’s Summer Gave Way to Fall Contest: http://www.darkpoetry.com/contests/enter/110
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  • Just Dave On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Just Dave (446)By person wrote:

    This is very well done. I love a visual poem and I was able to "watch" each line throughout the poem. TY

  • Tattoo Goddess On Friday, September 11, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1267)By person wrote:

    And with that ending notation summer must fade, and so starts the transition of a new. These verses are lasting in the great minds of those who must change, even if they're reluctant to. I always leave your works thrusting for more, dear sir. Your pen flows strong, and as always, is everlasting. I applaud your poetic nature in high volumes! I do not wish to turn another page. -Bows & ...hugs... Scholar

  • georgelstein On Friday, September 11, 2015, georgelstein (62)By person wrote:

    What a playful release from the heat and stagnation of summer. Save me some spiked cider please.

  • A former member wrote: You definitely caught the spirit of the season, great poem 10-Mrk

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