Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rolling Away

The wind was blowing.
 The trees were swaying as if they knew the joke.
The end of Summer has arrived.
 Colder mornings have appeared.
Like it was expected.

I think it's too early.
 I sit on the bench watching my dogs play.
My broom waits for me.

 All I do is sweep.
Life keeps throwing things in my way.
I wait as long as I can.
Trying not to trip
over the piles.
 it is the green and yellows
that have my attention.
While my dogs play,
I get that broom.
 No more multi colors on my deck.

The wind blows.
 The trees sway.
The Summer it ends.

Oh what the heck.
I think I'll join.
Down I go.
 Rolling away.
Get me now.
 I want to play.

~ JC ~
(I remember raking the leaves in my yard as a child. Getting that pile and the wind would blow. Sometimes I'd laugh and sometimes I'd roll down the hill and join them. )

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willow said...

I like how your witchy broom awaits!

Noll's Nip said...

Wonderful post. I could see you sweeping away the leaves...such a nice image :) Have a happy day!

clairz said...

So evocative! Love the leaf photo, too.

Brian said...

I must admit, I do like to watch the leaves blowing around!

Judy said...

Love that photo! I never had a hill to roll down (well, there was a hill, but it was a LONG way down, and there was a river at the bottom) with the leaves. I still like walking through the piles that build up beside the path or road, listening to the crinkly swishing sound of the leaves under and around my feet!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely post; I love the imagery of you raking leaves as a child with the laughter and fun included in your chores...Hope you have a great weekend=hugs to you, kisses to your beautiful babies and especially wishing Bella the best.

Miss Kitty said...


We can sympathize with your plight since we are facing the same here. Once dad has raked the lawn and swept the deck, he can start all over as everything is covered.

Many years ago I used to play in a pile of leaves, but now I'm too old.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Miss Kitty and Egmont (dad)

signed...bkm said...

I want to play in the leaves nice...bkm

Helen said...

Yes .. yes .. yes! I loved jumping in those piles, rolling down the hills ... nicely done!

Strummed Words said...

I love the playfulness in the poem.

kathi harris said...

I luv the idea of leaving the work 4 awhile & just giving in 2 play with those leaves.

Reflections said...

Nicely written, fun times playing in the leaves.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i still like to play in the leaves...nice mag!

Kritter Keeper said...

haven't played in the leaves for decades! mine would be mixed with a little dog poo, some deer scat and a bunch of hard round walnuts! love the broom reference! hope your pup stays sound both physically and mentally!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, I remember rolling in the leaves - lots more fun than sweeping and raking! Fun read, to be sure!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

love it.
it's nice to bring things to order but it's also nice to take a break from it too :)

Purrfect Haven said...

lovely moving and timely. Love Darcy and Bingley xx

Carrie Burtt said...

This is truly awesome!...We all should play in the leaves! :-)

Anonymous said...

Invite you to try the prompts at Writer's Island...

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

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