Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/2098078
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2098078
Contest Entry for Sunny's Monthly Poetry Contest
Autumn Falls/ Word Count 131

Little soldiers fall randomly,
but won’t be walked upon,
heroically fighting back
with pinches upon feet that trod.

Drummer boys and flag boys,
wearing red, yellow or gold,
fall together or singly, rapidly en masse,
their bodies crunching under foot.

Daylight hours are forcibly shortened,
allowing night to triumph over day,
Warming breezes forcibly replaced,
cooling winds suck up heat, like vampires.

Pretty little song birds disappear,
in their place, large birds
fly in military-like formations
in precise aerial feats.

Deer fall prey to hunter’s bullets,
as soldiers unfairly bait the fields,
wear camouflage clothes to blend,
waiting in tree stands to kill.

The deaths as Autumn falls,
from the pine cones and leaves,
to the untimely deaths of deer,
becoming the ghosts of the night.
© Copyright 2016 Mari McKee (marim at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
Writing.Com, its affiliates and syndicates have been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work.
Log in to Leave Feedback
Not a Member?
Signup right now, for free!
All accounts include:
*Bullet* FREE Email @Writing.Com!
*Bullet* FREE Portfolio Services!
Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/2098078