A poem for fall

by William D. May

Have you looked close at the flowers this Fall?
They are full of color and all so tall.

The fields are full of colorful grain,
We have been blessed with sun and rain.

Fruit and nuts the trees have shared,
We see again that God has cared.

As we enjoy our blessings this beautiful fall,
Let us be thankful one and all.

Now we are in the fall of life,
Gone we hope are the years of strife.

Soon will be our harvest time when God will come to gather us in,
How will he judge how fruitful we've been?

Have we shared with our fellow man,
Do we help someone whenever we can?

Let it be said on judgment day,
That we shared our bounty along the way.

posted originally September 4, 2003