A Selection from A Penny for Your Thoughts

10 Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

It’s Fall…not my favorite time of year.  I know it’s full of lovely autumn colors and Halloween and Thanksgiving… but it always means the cold is approaching and winter will soon be here.  (Did I mention I hate cold?)

I’ve been requested to share some of my poetry on my blog.  I tend to often use season imagery to describe feelings: so spring, summer, fall and winter symbolize beginning, blooming, failing, and dying.

Consequently, not all of my poetry is happy and uplifting…

There are three categories in both A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign:  Heads, Spinning and Tails…

Here is a selection from Spinning in A Penny for Your Thoughts:

OLD AGE

I see the signs of autumn:

The leaves have turned to brown;

Some of them are hanging on,

The rest are falling down.

 

I know that there are new leaves

Hidden in each tree;

Waiting for the springtime birth,

The cycled destiny.

 

I wonder if the old ones,

Slowly letting go,

Care that they have been replaced

Or if they even know . . .

 

And if the ones still hanging on

Are full of silent cries—

Resenting new ones being born

For every one that dies.

                                                                            …Sherrill S. Cannon

 

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