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Not Quite
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By Bonnie David
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Not Quite…

It’s not quite summer and it’s not quite fall,

The leaves aren’t aflame and they look rather dull.

Thistle pods busted and emptied of fluff,

The sun on the windowsill is just warm enough.


The crickets are singing tho’ hid out of sight;

Geese on the wing are taking to flight.

Not quite summer, hear the call of the loon,

Not quite fall with its orange harvest moon.


Summer clouds billow in blue azure sky,

They’re not quite ready for summer to die.

But it’s not quite fall with the sun on the fields,

To dry out the harvest; preparing their yields.


School buses rumble over hill ‘n dale,

While temperatures squabble as to which will prevail!

 But summer, it lingers on every street,

As sprinklers are watering bare little feet.


So it’s not quite over those hot summer days,

Asphalt still shimmers with a blistering blaze.

But leaves are dying like the katydid’s call,

And it’s not quite summer and it’s not quite fall.



September 26, 2017





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Posted by Geneva Poynter on 5/4/2021 at 11:27 AM

Bonnie, I'm sitting here reading that again when it's just beginning to be Summer where I live. I enjoyed the reading anyway. I hope that you do come back and write some more.

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I was a member here a number of years ago then my life became rather hectic and I just didn't have time to tend to writing and posting so I asked Quentin to remove my profile. I enjoyed my time here and now that life for me has coasted into the slow lane I'd like to begin again. I am 76 years old and I've been widowed since 2003...a lot of years but I am content with these quiet years. I have 2 daughters, 3 grandkids and 4 great grandkids. I've moved to a smaller town since I was last here and after 10 years it's finally feeling like home. As a member of Facebook, I am there mostly to write. I have 3 groups, 2 for family 'n friends and one that is just for family where I hope to fill in my younger relatives on what life was like "Way-back-when". In the past few years I've come to know my Lord like never before...I guess I've finally slowed down enough to have real conversations with Him. My poetry writing has been hit 'n miss for a number of years now and this is a new beginning for me. After 3 back surgeries I'm learning to stop pushing myself with big projects and perfectionism. I hope to bless you all with old 'n new poems and spend some time just gabbing in the blogs...if I'm allowed. I see a number of old faces here...well I guess I mean names and it feels pretty good to be back to this friendly neighborhood. May God Bless Us One 'n All Bonnie

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