The August General

~

Autumn’s sprung

a season anew;

Summer’s done

in days but a few.

Raining, dripping

water not snow;

warm as it was

just hours ago.

~

The next day

the same day

as the day was before.

~

More rain,

yet more rain;

rainwater pours.

~

Autumn has reigned

a whole new regime;

and changed everything

to mark out his demesne.

~

In only one week

one season ends;

in stark marked contrasts

a new one begins.

~

A long dry hot Summer

was beginning to fray,

and abruptly it left

its out-welcomed stay.

~

Rain upon rain,

the weather is colder;

change in one week,

and all is much bolder.

~

Autumn’s in charge,

and coming in august

has changed all the plans

Summer had left us.

~

So tell me, dear general,

we’d like to know,

where is the enemy,

and who is your foe?

~

“Nay,” replies August,

“No enemy, no foe.”

“I’m making my plans

for the onslaught of snow.”
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(revised 12Jan12)

Copyright © 2012 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.

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