When golden leaves fall nature begins to stir.
Summer transitions to Winter
and Winter coats are pulled from their resting place.
The Snow flurries turn the Earth cold.
Wild Animals return to their hiding places.
Fireplaces warm hearts while
campers roasting their marshmallows
sit around the campfire.
The Ski slopes filled with laughter and fun-
signal Winter is closing
and Springtime is near.
Two roses stood closely together-
fully bloomed and tightly formed.
In harmony, they stood-
together and strong.
No rodents, pestilence, nor seasons
could separate them.
The rain, snow, storms
and all elements came their way.
Together with resilience
they withstood the test of time.
Through nurturing, without prodding,
their petals were beautifully sprouted.
Continually, both grew
with beauty above the rest.
Their sweet fragrances penetrated the air.
The roses each blossomed without care.
Both roses were fertile and secure.
They stood poised to further endure.
Then one day someone came along
and picked one rose.
Now withered, exposed and shattered,
the one rose stands alone,
worn and tattered.
Spring sun rays penetrate the fragrance of blooms
Winter nights the moonlight shimmers at dusk
Red, Gold, Brown, and Yellow Autumn leaves signal Fall.
Birds fly South in the Summer, warm hearts bask in the sun.