Autumn’s Parting Gift

Autumn weeps this last day of October
Red and yellow tears shed their last goodbyes
Wind and rain whistle
Keeping children from the streets
Perhaps naked trees have eyes that see
Guarding those we love
Till evil lies asleep


dverse prompt this Halloween. A storm delays it. Not a fan, so I put a different perspective on this end of season as I watch the trees rapidly unclothe. Unfortunately, only poetry can lull evil.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Autumn’s Parting Gift

  1. Rob Kistner says:

    I remember those unfortunate cold rainy trick’r’treat experiences. When we were young, we didn’t care — SHOW ME THE CANDY!! 😉

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is beautifully poignant!


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “Red and yellow tears shed their last goodbyes” I like how the trees may be watching till evil lies asleep.


  4. rothpoetry says:

    Well done… the rain put a damper on things here in NC as well…. Some will go again tomorrow night!


  5. kim881 says:

    I love the power of poetry!


  6. Sometimes the weather is not on your side… but it means that you can keep the candy for yourself

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