October Poem

2nd Mortgage

Gold, Amber, Orange
Still supple
Silently parachuting
To green ground.

Sun will weather to leather
brittle and blown
across the frost-browned yard
leaves which smother summer.

Finches frenetic in their fanfare to fall
in cacophony
Mockingbirds, robins and wrens.

Furry- tailed bandit
Lands on the awning
Then leaps
to the deck
ducking Precious.

Halloween black
Hen- on- a- nest
Curled in fur against the dew-glazed morning
Persian too timid to do more
Than watch in wonder.

Having ravished my lettuce and pillaged my pansies
Seeking at their roots a place of safekeeping
The squirrel scrams
When he sees me.

Still I swing.

Last summer in school-free heaven
Today a worshipped Sunday
wrapped in Mama Sargeant’s quilt
coffee steaming from china
not chugged from a thermos.

Last night I was a genie
Today I ask God to grant me three wishes
and a place to live
in passion and purpose.

Cindy McCain

A Southern Girl Gone Global, I believe God calls us to journeys to find our way home--to the person He created us to be. In 2014 I left my empty nest and flew away, too. I landed in Africa. After two years in magical Morocco and one in the Caribbean, I moved back to Nashville where I tell tales from 27 countries travelled, look forward to the next trip, teach, learn, and discover new treasures everyday in my backyard. This travel/lifestyle blog is about letting go of fear, clinging to faith, and following your heart's desires. It's a celebration of beauty, adventure, and relationship. It's about freedom found in roots and wings.

One thought on “October Poem

  • October 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Love love love this month’s post–what an insightful poem! Thank you for sharing——–tammy g      


    Tamara Gentuso Freelance Photojournalist


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