what I love about autumn

Leaves crunching on the browning grass
Temperate nights with warm pajamas on crisp cool sheets
Windbreakers and parkas
Orange and yellow everywhere you look
Hot oatmeal to get your day started
The beginning of a new school year
College campus all filled with squirrels and nuts
Piles of forgotten foliage
Duck boots for splashing in October rain
Pumpkins and gourds become magical beings
Candy corn and caramel apples
Fun costumes and trick or treat
Football Football
Locking helmets out on the gridiron
Baseball playoffs win or go home
Haunted houses and ghost stories
Read by the fireplace at the union
Hayrides to pumpkin patches
And Corn mazes
Covered bridge festivals
Busy honey bees
Fresh apple butter
Creek and river waters running high
Cool fall breezes on your neck
Jumping in leaf piles
Leaf fights
Bunny slippers for warm feet on cold floors
Thanksgiving and all the fun it brings
Stories of native americans and pioneers
Walking down well-worn paths
Coloring in fall color by number
Remembering the good times
When autumn at last is in the past



I always get trepidatious
When I encounter open spaces
When I have to go
Around people I don’t know
Like to have a safety person
Someone i can gauge my words on
When I get anxious i tend to babble
About all the riff-raff and the rabble
Safety person helps see how I’m doing
Heavy foot or just soft-shoeing
I can go with Kel of course
She can make the best out of the worst
I can go with my helper
Anxiety with her just melt ther
I can go with my cm
That’s my case manager named Jen
I may not be ready to go out alone
But at least with help I can leave my home

Sunny Tides

The sun shines brightly on mountains, hills. And valleys.

With the dawn of day all the creatures he doth rally

Light shines bright o’er land and sea

Warmth and heat he brings to thee

‘Twas red when the first few beams

Hit the horizon or so it seems

Swirls of pink and red and orange

Only hidden when it storms

Considered a god and worshipped by many

More important I don’t think is any

Being or creature or phenomenon

He we can trust like the sun

As day closes his rays doth dim

And we mourn the loss of him

Till the moon in the east does rise

All her power o’er the tides

Day and night and night and day

Those are the cycles of nature’s way



Everything  I need to know about football I learned from playing madden

Now I can  tell whether its a good play or a bad’en

LB means linebacker

He can’t be a slacker

Has to jump up and swat the ball down

Instead of wide receiver it hits the ground

DE stands for Defensive End

He is never a quarterback’s friend

PA is play action down the field

If it’s done right a lot of yardage it can yield

PAT means point after  touchdown

A good kicker is nice to have around

Running off tackle

Can be a debacle

If  you get caught behind the line

But if you hit the hole you will be just fine

Exhibition or super bowl doesn’t really matter

In madden its always the same chatter

V I C T O R Y victory is our battle cry

The funny thing about this poem is I am not a guy