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Autumn Limericks

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

autumn-limericks

Autumn Limericks

When we travel so far to see leaves

to find colors again for our weaves

yet leaves fall on my yard

huge piles catch us off guard

when our shovels require our heaves


Once the yard is all raked by children

yet my yard it is far from ridden

these mountains of orange

where rodents will forage

will my lawn always be hidden?


The children begin to build tunnels

this debris seems multifunctional

a soft place for their jumps

how Fall gets rid of grumps

each leaf crushed in children's hand funnels


They will fall with a crunch into piles

they will crawl between yellow leaf aisles

again with cannonball

until the dinner call

and make fall angels with a big broad smile


Each season comes with its own memory

when the leaves drop to earth cleverly

where we build a kingdom

outdoor play that's wholesome

release of my children's energy.

Comments

Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on November 19, 2019:

I love the fall, it's my favorite season. This was lovely.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 12, 2018:

Leaves and children gorgeous. I forgot it was limerick part way through, very smooth write Jamie.

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 07, 2018:

Thank you Kristen. Jamie

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 07, 2018:

Beautiful and heartfelt limericks on the autumn season.

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 07, 2018:

It is good to hear from you Shyron. I hope this Poetry Month is treating you well. God Bless. Jamie

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 07, 2018:

Thank you Elijah. It is never to late to mess a leaf pile up when no one is looking. Jamie

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 07, 2018:

Thank you Louise. Jamie

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 07, 2018:

Thank you Threekeys. Jamie

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 07, 2018:

Love your poem Jamie,

I too am a poet lover.

Thank you for the falling leaves, that must be where the word fall comes from.

Blessings my friend.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on April 07, 2018:

Reminded me of my being a country child with plenty roaming territory where I could play in multicolored leaves of Fall. When i moved to the city, still a child, the leaves were a task to keep out of the yard no matter how windy the day might be that kept them falling all Saturday preventing my going off to play. What a contrast between country and city life for a child.

I enjoyed reading it.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 07, 2018:

I enjoyed reading that, thankyou. Autumn is indeed a lovely month, and certainly great for children to be playing around in the falling leaves.

threekeys on April 07, 2018:

I could easily picture everything. Lovely poem. Young children give us a second chance in which way to see the world.