Autumn’s Farewell – First Place, Senior Poetry

Come inside! It’s cold out there,

the weather is no longer fair.

Hurry in, it’s almost here!

Winter’s coming, so I fear.

Animals are making beds for many months of winter rest,

Bears go hurrying with their cubs,

Bigger bucks now make their rubs,

Squirrels go ’round, collecting food,

Robins feed their hungry brood,

Snow will fall in a few weeks,

Make sure the house has no leaks!

Everything be put inside,

Go for one last autumn ride,

Leaves go CRUNCH! beneath my feet,

Light the fire, we need heat!

Winter is now closing in and autumn air is growing thin,

Now this is our last goodbye,

Take one last look at the autumn sky.

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