On a windy sunny autumn afternoon a walk can be an adventure. But it's all well knowing what the fall inevitably brings!


Autumn Jinn

The push and shove of the bully wind
Pulls at my scarf and jostles my hair
It's Fall after all so what's to mind
As I make my way round a corner where
It hides like a rambunctious wunderkind
My coat and hat fluffed in buffeting air
My dignity lost to this pugnacious Jinn
With his raucous laugh and pneumatic flair
I gather up my pride and grin
Small chance of besting him in his lair
When winter snows which he portends
Bless my day... We'll again be friends




Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-10-19 at 20:55

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Wondrous is the word I think. Your imagination is so good to create such a seasonal metaphor.
2015-10-22



Finely composed and wonderful. I never liked autumn and the colored leaves just reminded me that they were dying. I also hated the coming of shorter (and colder) days (I used to be a bit negative :). Now, I can understand why the season is appealing to so many people (think of Keats and Shelley and how they praised it). Still, I'm a summer guy and probably will be to the bitter end :) Great poem.
2015-10-20


countryfog
Autumn is my favorite season, even the moments of melancholy seem a good and necessary thing. You've made a wonderfully original image of the wind, mostly playful but determined too to carry you along toward the winter snows.
2015-10-20


Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
I love the image of the mischievous Jinn... I think he was out back today, throwing leaves all over my car while I worked.
2015-10-20


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
i agree with lawrence, the rhymes feel effortless. the poem is humorous and sweet, and expresses the good-will-toward-all which you do so well.
2015-10-20


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
This is great, Joe. The rhyming is so natural that I didn't notice it until I read a second time.
2015-10-19