October is a funny month,

Almost unwilling to share -

Like the servant of old who answers the door

And gives you that "just a minute" stare....


As if to ask you where you're from

And why you've come to call -

Like a visitor from foreign climes

With clothes that say it all.


Then - with a look beyond your face,

The begrudging step aside...

October sees you bid come in

Not to be denied.


Gaining refuge from the change

That sees October's door

Closing on the departing days

Of warmth that went before.









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M.C. Newberry

Wed 3rd Oct 2018 17:17

Thanks for the comments - and the "likes".

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Jon Stainsby

Tue 2nd Oct 2018 06:51


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Don Matthews

Mon 1st Oct 2018 23:56

Our October's upside down
It warms us up for summer
Which when it finally does come
Can be a bloody bummer

I like your simile John Coopey
Enter lamb and exit lion
But cos we're living upside down
Our lion leaves us fryin' ?

<Deleted User> (19836)

Mon 1st Oct 2018 20:41

I love it!?

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John Coopey

Mon 1st Oct 2018 19:28

It doesn't seem to have really started yet, what with the extended warmth we seem to have had. It might yet come in like lamb and go out like a lion.

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