Winter's Tales

By Lawrence Sandy

Off to Benton Harbour
Summer Holidays
Learning to Drive
Taking a Walk
What a Beautiful Day
A Winter's Tale
Good Night, Sweetheart
The Two Pears
Summer Love
Breakfast Tidbit
In the Winter of Our Life
A Purim Spiel
Negative vs. Positive
What Would I Do
   Without Poetry?

Waking Up
Spring Is in Our Hearts




Taking a Walk

Taking a walk I say to myself,
as the years go on, sight goes dimmer,
hearing goes lower, you wonder to yourself,
why can’t these organs wait until you are gone,
letting you enjoy the full blast of life.

The noon sun is shining on the mountain side,
outlining a forest of trees, rocks, casting a glow,
and the sun sweeping the fields of grain
making it ready for the farmer to harvest.

Crows flying all about attack the grain
to make a meal, a wind blows,
scarecrows, arms waving, scare them away.

Time now for the sun to set, a beautiful array
of tinted clouds, the sun a bright orange ball
making ready to call it a day.

  © Lawrence Sandy, 2012