Denis Martindale


Clockedober! - Poem by Denis Martindale

October comes and daylight dims… electric lights go on…
Some folks feel pain stir in their limbs… when sunshine's come and gone…
Some folks stay home and won't go out… it's way too cold, you see…
It seems there's much less joy about… than once there used to be…
My kitchen's cold, I shiver there… yet coffee makes me glad…
And pizzas taste beyond compare… so why should I stay sad?

Three pairs of trousers, warm as toast… and duffle coat as well…
My flu injection fears me most… that's somewhat terribell…
The clocks fall back an hour soon… and little watches, too…
After midnight, not afternoon… so yet more work to do…
Then Halloween arrives again… who's knocking on my door?
I'll stay in bed till half-past-ten… their knocking to ignore…

And all at once October leaves… November has arrived…
My praise to God He then receives… on learning, I've survived!


Denis Martindale October 2019.

Topic(s) of this poem: coldness, god, midnight, praise, timeless

Form: Prose Poem


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2019



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