First Day of Autumn

First Day of Autumn

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

First Day of Autumn


First day of Autumn.

The leaves are falling,

Piling in heaps.

The birds are calling.


Gentle winds sweeping

Through your hair,

Causing it to ruffle

In the new cool air.


The sun gently kisses the skin

Just enough to make its presence known.

Sunshine peeking through shaded trails,

Calling for one to come bask in light bestowed.


Leaves crunching ‘neath strolling feet

Give way to Autumn’s sounds.

The air brisk and clear,

Butterflies fluttering around.


This is just the beginning

Of cooler days and nights to come.

As today marks

The first day of Autumn.


Melinda McQueen Rodgers

September 22, 2021

© 2021 Melinda McQueen

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Pretty basic oft-mentioned observations about the season-change, well-stated with a lyrical & sensory flair. Just once, I wish butterflies would do somersaults or monkey-hops instead of the same old boring fluttering -- same with leaves crunching (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Melinda McQueen

2 Weeks Ago

haha I'll see what I can do!
I love the poem dear Melinda.
"Leaves crunching ‘neath strolling feet
Give way to Autumn’s sounds.
The air brisk and clear,
Butterflies fluttering around."
I loved the above lines and I love the days of Fall. Cooler days and watching the change of color. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Melinda McQueen

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and giving me your words.
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome dear Melinda.

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Added on September 22, 2021
Last Updated on September 22, 2021
Tags: Autumn, falling leaves


Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen


Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..


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