Soon it’s fall, but first back to school,
days getting shorter, nights get cool.
Then the winter and with it snow,
wrapping the world in its glow.
We’ll build forts, make balls to throw.
So many things to do in the snow,
sledding and skiing, rolling in white.
Hoping for more snow every night.
Morning’s good news, stay home from class.
Fun things to do with time to pass,
make a snowman with rocks for eyes,
that see’s all in cold winter skies.
We’ll stay in and play or just talk.
Then shovel a long path to walk,
to the street though nowhere to go.
Everything’s closed because of the snow.
Crusty piles; high, dirty and gray,
wetter and smaller each new day.
Snowman’s withered, springs on the way,
time to make up for our snow day.
Waking one morning, snow’s no more,
instead there’s flowers by my door.
Springs arrived and welcome by all,
summers next and followed by fall
Like the seasons our life goes round.
Searching for answers already found.
Around and around we all go,
waiting for summer then for snow.
Waking each day before sunrise
Clear yesterday’s fog from today’s eyes
Good and bad laid bare for all too see
The clocks delicate hands controlling me
Pump caffeine and nicotine into my veins
To the roads ever-changing lanes
Dodging the many obstacles’ of life
Dreaming of home, child and wife
The destiny of modern man
Selling our souls for all we can
But soon returning home to love and family
Reminded that the best things in life are free