Saturday, 18 September 2010
A Poem By Pete Marshall
The winters chill is drawing near
As wind whips through my tired bones
The furnace sparks and flares alight
The conkers placed around the home
The cobwebs hold a magic charm
As morning dew paints crystal scenes
The spiders knocked but cant get in
And lanterns glow in darkened dreams
The candy taste of trick or treat
That warms the mouth of innocence
Yet baptised souls will better fare
From witches spells and temperaments
And portals lay as weakened paths
When all who’ve gone can walk again
We pray their souls are one with God
So Man can walk once more with men
Autumn is my favourite season for so many reasons, and having enjoyed the plethora of poems we have received for our first competition I couldn't help but want to join in.
With Autumn comes colour, cold, fresh mornings, conkers, my wedding anniversary and Halloween. Halloween is in fact a celebration of the dead...a time to remember those that have passed..a festival that we now celebrate on 11th November and call Remembrance Day.
I hope you enjoyed my celebration of Autumn?
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