Seasons This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I am autumn
I am the swift passage between heat and frost.
I am the wind, the rain, and the crisp leaves.
Each year I am the turning point between summer and winter.
I am the pivot that makes the leaves turn color and the air cooler than it was before.

I am winter.
I am the gateway to warm weather.
I am the cold days, the black nights, and the frosty evening.
I have occurred once a year, no less, no more.
I help the spring become anticipated as I make my smooth transition from autumn.
I am the time of year where singing is joyous and the bells are ringing.
I am winter.

I am spring.
I am the beginning of a new year.
I am the blossoms, the misty rain showers and the garden hose.
I am a second chance, a new beginning.
I help the warm weather become evident to the surrounding world.
I am the time of year where patios are put to good use and the puddles on the sidewalk are just about dry.
I am spring.

I am summer.
I am bittersweet; unanticipated, yet craved.
I bring heat and romance to the world.
I am the epitome of love season.
I help reintroduce the world to the fun it once knew.
I am pool season and vacation-planning mayhem.
I am the time of year that brings breezy nights and sand between toes.
I am summer.

We are the seasons.
We help bring life and love to the world.
We keep things changing and help people realize that variety is a good thing.
We are the laughter, the smiles, and the freedom.
We are the seasons.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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hobo12321 said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 2:46 am
I like the idea of teaching about variety
Globie R. Squash said...
Sept. 25, 2008 at 12:40 am
You really captured the essence of each season. Each stanza made me miss the months of each season. BRAVO!s
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