When we finally arrive in October,
Our feelings are usually mixed;
We love all your glorious colors;
Our eyes, on your leaves, are transfixed.
We know that in spite of such splendor,
The winter will soon come again;
It creeps up and sneaks up upon us,
We can’t know with certainty when.
But nothing is taken for granted,
We cherish the October skies;
We enjoy the true bounty of autumn,
We hope, with the years, to grow wise.
For love doesn’t fade through the seasons,
And joy we can find all year long;
Our children continue to need us;
Our friendships throughout can stay strong.
We greet you with joy unencumbered,,
It’s truly the way we should live;
We brace for the scenes of bare branches,
And treasure each blessing you give.
November will shortly be knocking,
We’ll soon have to open that door;
But for now we rejoice in our fortune;
We welcome the chance to do more.
Be still now and hear your own heart beat,
Don’t fret over leaves that must fall;
October can bolster contentment;
Embrace it right now with your all.