October's Summer Day

After concentrating hard today
On trying to win the volleyball game
And losing (but just by a little)
I turned around to find my parents

I saw them there, sitting on chairs with
Other parents, a full circle of Christian faith
The hot sun, like summer’s sun,
Was beginning to set

The golden gleaming flies
Were swarming everywhere
Over the playground in the sun
To celebrate the end

The end of summer
The end of freedom
The end of youth
The end of what I used to be

The October day
Dwindled slowly
And my friends and I
Tried to savor every moment

But like all things chased too hard
In a moment, it was gone
Leaving behind the sweetness of the summer
And the foretelling of the winter

Soon the golden gleaming flies
Settled down to sleep
And the sky brightened
To a pinkish hue

Although more beautiful than before
I remembered the before
And longed for it
But I also savored the sunset

October's Summer Day

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Joined December 2007

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