An Awesome Autumn Day…
The bustling wind, the crackling leaves
See them blowing from the trees?
Smell the crisp, refreshing air?
Wind is blowing everywhere!
Colors surround us, so vivid and bright
What colors do you see, in this beautiful sight?
I see orange and purple, yellow and red
A big leaf just swooshed by my head
There are leaves on the trees
And leaves on the ground
The leaves just keep
Let’s rake them up, and make a big pile!
We should hurry up, it could take a while
Come on let’s jump, and reach for the sky
Do you think that you can jump that high?
Yippee… this is fun, we giggle and laugh
Falling back into the leaf pile, gently cushioned by the grass
As I look up, into the deep blue sky
I notice the white clouds, as they drift on by
I enjoy this special time
Hoping it will last for quite a while
Then I look towards the wondrous heavens
Showing thanks with a great big smile
This is a poem from my Children’s book titled “ Happiness Is…”. The amazing thing about this poem is that it, along with the five other poems in the book, was written in the first years of my disability. I was very depressed, yet God so graciously gave me these poems of the innate joy one feels as a child. It offered me a temporary escape outside of my four walls and into the wonderful places of my imagination. I searched many years for an illustrator that could help bring my vision to life, and then the Lord sent me Vanessa Richardson. Together we are working on completing the book and getting it ready for publication.
More Poetry and Prose:
What Might I Gain
My Cup Runneth Over
Descending into the Deep End of Despair… Resurfacing for a Fresh Breath of Renewed Hope
Alone But Not Forgotten
Love Is A Choice
An Awesome Autumn Day