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

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 11 years and 3-year-old son, and at least for the next year, I’m on the right side of 40. (Both the interstate and existence, in years). I am a Tar Heel born and bred, and watch every Yankees game I can. My goal is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums in the next 10 years. I’ve been to 5 so far! Obviously I enjoy writing, but I also enjoy watching and reading sci-fi. I’m slowly attempting to finish my first novel, a “humorous” sci-fi romp which may be finished one day. I am a Doctor Who obsessive and choose Star Trek over Star Wars.

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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