I write so I’ll know what I’m thinking

“Painted Leaves”


Who paints the leaves of Fall
Each one for it’s flight
Toppling from it’s treetop
Painted red in all it’s splendor
So many painted yellow
Bright as the sun they follow
Who decided to paint them orange
Was it the same who painted the pumpkin
Why crimson for that fellow
So dramatic for a leaf
Speckled green is quite impressive
Looks like a pear at it’s peak
Who thought of painting brown
So boring to be like the ground
Paint me a tree of all colors
Let it glisten in the rain
Fall wind make a tornado
Leaves twirling a rainbow with sound
Give me more paint
I want them all to glow
Red, yellow, orange, and speckled
I must paint all the boring
Fall leaves must leave us
In a most colorful show

~ JoAnn Hale

Books I’m Reading

The Shell Seekers by Roseamunde Pilcher

War Beneath The Sea: Submarine Conflict During WW II by Peter Padfield

Three Stores & 10 Poems by Ernest Hemingway

Washington’s End: The Final Years And Forgotten Struggle by Jonathan Horn

Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

American Revolution by Robert McDonald

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis

The Scientists Who Changed History by DK

Three Days In January by Bret Baier & Courtney Whitney

List of My 5 Star Movies

Dolittle (for kids ****)

In A Valley Of Violence (western) ***

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ****

Yesterday ****

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