Bring me fall

Fall birthdays are the best. Balloons
     seem superfluous to the colorful, animated
         trees – playing backdrop for the festive
             frolicing of friends and family –
painted with reds and oranges and yellows.
     Even the browns feel alive
         before jumping to the ground,
             smiling to their final resting place.

Give me red of rosy cheeks
     bitten by an autumn breeze.
Give me orange of pumpkin patch playgrounds
     alive with laughter.
Give me yellow of hayrides hopping
     down dusty roads removing harvest’s veil.

Bring me fall. Bring me bewitching days
     and crisp nights hinting
         at the cold to come, burning
             birthday candles lighting the way.

Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for the BrewNSpewCafe weekly prompt “festive” and Putting My Feet in the Dirt “harvest veil” and VJ’s Weekly Challenge #65 “smile

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

23 thoughts on “Bring me fall

  1. Phillip, how perfectly you captured the aura of fall. I bet those who may not like the fall season will fall in love with it after reading your beautiful poem. An autumnal birthday gift, indeed, filled with laughter and warm smiles. This is truly delightful and thank you so much for joining in.

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      1. Well, and it’s not the only recent poem of yours I like! Thanks for visiting my site and I look forward to reading more of your work, Phillip.


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