Monday, July 24, 2017

A Summer's Song

A short poem on all the facets of summer

Trees have bloomed, pollen blown away
Bushes, busy forming berries
Flowers come and go, colors bright
Summer--a time of warm delight

Mating birds trill their endless songs
As mockingbirds imitate them all
A thing of beauty, but oh so wrong
to steal the other bird's nests

Summer's a marker for life events
A first love blooms along the beach
The wail of a newborn baby's breath
And a driving drunk's vehicle of death

The whippoorwill loves summer's bliss
Sings a lilting song of happiness
As the season draws to its close
Its guttural cry mourns summer's loss

Even as I cry mine 

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