The Fallen

The Autumn wind

Brings with it a chill

Tearing the leaves

From their branches

To create a carpet

Of crisp colors

Most people

Will never look at

Take a minute to admire

Mother Nature’s palette

Painted across Autumn’s trees


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – chill

Light Up The Sky (FOWC)

Red sparks fill the skies
As the first of the fireworks explode
Blue stars
Gold smiles
And even a red heart
Ignite the sky with light
White percussive blasts
And multiple explosions create
The sounds of the Fourth of July
Kids laugh and gasp in awe
As they exclaim, “That one was my favorite!”
More than a few times
The adults delight in dangers
Of setting off their own colorful shows
And I just set back and take it all in
One blast after another
Until the last of the smoke clears the sky


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fireworks