Painting: My step-son, Kellen Mills
The waning heat is urging us onward
Farewell to its waves and thunder
Parks and pools have been silenced
The kids mourn the death of summer
Sounds from the Earth, Wind and Fire
Together inviting us to remember
Some clouds will not be desired
Selective memories bring September
Labor awaits in loud rigorous debate
August’s end ushers the work of rest
The light colors fade to darker shades
Breezy wisps birthing autumn’s best
Brooklyn’s mine unearthed a Diamond
Its cut resonates September Morn
How blessed to dance-in a new day
Mending hearts broken and torn
Johnny Appleseed launched his orchards
Vast colors and kinds among the members
Their sweet aromas mask political torture
Tis the season to approve of September
Old Maggie, was a wooing abuser for self
T’was late September in her brutal court
The jester’s wage became a kick in the head
Tests from this wake-up school still ignored
Unexpected screams flooded 110 floors
Love held us between hell and heaven
We prayed and then prayed all the more
Reflections of Pearl, our September eleventh
As for now, I wait for the leaves of fall
Like Ol’ Blue Eyes, spying through tears
The children’s laughter, bikes and balls
Singing along, The September of My Years
Remembering the times in which we live with a good dose of fuel for the race.
“Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
For it is not wise to ask such questions…When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider this:
God has made the one as well as the other.
Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.” Ecclesiastes 7:10 & 14 (NIV)
“September” – Earth, Wind & Fire. Composers: Al McKay, Maurice White, Allee Willis. Recorded: September 1978.
“September Morn” – Neil Diamond (1979). Composers: Gilbert Becaud, Neil Diamond.
“Maggie May” – Rod Stewart (1971). Composers: Martin Quittenton, Roderick Stewart.
“The September of My Years” – Frank Sinatra (1965). Composers: James Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn.