Break The Rake

It’s the Fall season.

     Leaves are falling everywhere.

In a short period of time,

     the trees will all be bare.

Soon, everything is covered,

     with Mother Nature’s rainbow.

It creates so much work.

     More than we want to know.

The very first instinct

     is to get out there and rake.

What if there was an alternative?

     A different path to take.

There may be something easier

     that would eliminate this job.

You get back precious time

     that doing this would rob.

The need is no longer required

     to go out and grab the rake.

Not doing extra work

     is pretty easy to take.

There will be a strong wind

     in Mother Nature’s mix.

With a wave of her hand,

     it’s a sure-fire fix.

You can sit inside and watch,

     as nature’s bouquet blows away.

Being able to see the grass again,

     turns into another great day.

So, break the rake over your knee.

     Its use has become lame.

Focus on more important issues,

     like stretching out and watching the game.

Nelson R. Locher writes rhymes about life in Western New York. Several have been published in The Daily Drunk, The Buffalo News, WestWard Quarterly, and Ariel Chart.

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