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Scarecrows And Mazes

Fall Comfort

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Scarecrows And Mazes
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Amazed by a maze at a small roadside fair

Stood a scarecrow too scared to scare crows

Torn at the seams, his stuffings feeding a mare

Watching folks, like a late night picture show

Pumpkins and gourds in shapes of goblins and ghosts

Draw attention away from the facts

Everyone’s come to give fall a toast

As the last summer days, gets the axe

Campfires content, spitting sparks at the sky

Matching the bright flickering light of the stars

Competition heats up as the red flames ignite

Warming the deepest desires in our hearts

The chill in the air is a little reminder

To savor the moments of a day

The connections between us making us kinder

All from cornstalks and clothes stuffed with hay

nature poetry

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Wonderful fall poem!!! Loving it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Mark Graham2 months ago

    Happy Autumn and Happy Halloween a month early.

  • This seemed very magical! Awesome poem!

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Perfect feelings for the end of summer and the Fall season. Well done, Kelli.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Beautifully written. Well done,.my friend.

  • Perfect as the nights draw in

  • Mother Combs2 months ago

    Well done

  • Lilly Cooper2 months ago

    A well woven piece. I feel sorry for the scarecrow 🩵

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    My grandson (2) loves your image! I was reading your poem to him and his sister and she (just turned 4) blurted out "pumpkins don't have ghosts Poppy" at the end of the 5th. Loved by all the ages - well done!

  • RM Stockton2 months ago

    This is so fun! Nicely done. 😊

  • I do love the fall. And the scene you describe is part of the magic.

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