Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,099 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

September - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

September approaches.
Laboring its pace,
From the haste of August
Delighting still...
With whirlwind gatherings.

September prepares...
With chopped wood,
And heat devices checked.
And fresh new experiences for some,
Beginning indoctrinations young!
Learning to start days...
With a discipline no one fully accepts,
Or expects anyone to ever crave!

Amusement parks begin to close.
Although the rollercoaster of holidays,
Will upon us all impose...
To exchange our carefree dispositions.
For the onslaught of traditions,
And schooling tuitions!

This is the September that is known.
With a mixture of enlightenment that comes...
Textured with our groans!
As we get all of our choices set...
Remembering the quickness of September's plunge,
Can leave us cold on some days and on others in sweat!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 2, 2011

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