Change Is In The Air...Rhyming Verse

Change is in the air

My bones feel the chill as I sit and stare

Into the gray, drab lifeless sky

Where the Ravens no longer fly

Only the wind communicates by howling a sad tune

As I watch the sunset and the rising moon


The Hummingbird feeder cleaned and stored away

To sit dormant until the tiny birds return on a warm, sunny day

My House Finches are gathered around their feeder, I wonder if they miss the Hummingbirds as much as I do?

Squiggley ( My pet Squirrel ) is piling up pecans in the damp evening dew


The abandoned birdhouse is swinging wildly in the wind, awaiting to house babies once again

It provided a safe haven, and will come alive in the early Spring

Chirping babies, Mama singing her sweet melody refrain

My neighbor's cat uninterested in chasing my bird's today

I guess he's missing the warm sun's ray

I guess I'll just turn on Otis Redding and pretend I'm soaking up the warm sun while sitting " On The Dock Of The Bay "

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Kristen Howe 7 days ago from Northeast Ohio

Great poem Ruby. It definitely explains the change of seasons as winter is soon upon us. Nice work.


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Ericdierker 7 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Ruby out here in the coastal desert I surely do miss that dramatic change of seasons. Thanks for carrying me home for a bit.


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always exploring 7 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kristen. Nice to see you. I guess you can see that winter is my least favorite time of the year, and I really do miss my hummingbirds. Thank you for coming to visit....


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always exploring 7 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Eric. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit back home, as for me, I'll take your costal desert anytime. It soon will pass..Thank you.


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marcoujor 7 days ago from Jeffersonville PA

This poem gives me hope that Spring will come again...beautiful work, dear Ruby.

Squiggly and Otis...great combo.

Hugs, mar


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mckbirdbks 7 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hi Ruby - Yes, the shade of fall is being pulled down, just waiting for winter to arrive. Great song choice.


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Shyron E Shenko 7 days ago

Ruby, Ruby my dear friend

It is so sad to see the summer end

And when the chill of winter begins

With the swirling icy winds

Blowing away most of our feathered friends

We will keep our faith on these dreary days

Until the sun burns the dark clouds away

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Thank you for such a beautiful poem

Blessings and hugs dear friend

love you


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Social Minds 7 days ago from Southern California

Beautiful!


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clivewilliams 7 days ago from Nibiru

A pet squirrel name squidly. Love it.


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billybuc 6 days ago from Olympia, WA

Oh my, yes, change is in the air. This could almost be a metaphor for our current political situation. :) Loved it, Ruby!


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. I guess my diagnosis is seasonal depression. I always feel melancholy this time of year. I still have my finches, but I miss my hummingbirds. You know me, I love Otis!!!! Thank you.

Hugs and lots of love...


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Venkatachari M 6 days ago from Hyderabad, India

A beautiful rhyming poem describing the change of season. I was afraid when clicking it may not turn out to be the change of political air. Now, I am very pleased to see it is about the season and nature. Enjoyed it much.


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike. I love your comment. " The shade of fall is being pulled down. " That's exactly what happened. At least the sun is shinning brightly today. Thank you for the visit....


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron.

I'm always happy to read your poems so sweet

It's a shame you don't live just up the street

We would have coffee and rhyme to our heart's content

We could even talk politics and have a lively event

Aha, but soon this winter will pass on by

And soon my birds will return and fly

Until then we will write our poems

And hibernate in our warm home's

Thank you my poetic friend

Hugs galore!


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MartieCoetser 6 days ago from South Africa

Beautiful poetic description of a winter's sunset, birds in a garden and an abandoned birdhouse !


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Social Minds. Thanks for coming by Ruby's place and leaving a beautiful comment...


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Clive. My squirrel lives in my tree in my front yard. He's so cute. He likes peppermint candy. lol. Thank you...


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill. I agree, there is a change coming from the new man soon to be in office, but there's definitely a change in the weather, and I'm not liking it one bit...My muse keeps telling me " It will soon pass. " Thanks my friend...


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ven. I won't be writing about the political season, it's time to move on and hope for the best. Happy you enjoyed my poetry. Thank you..


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always exploring 6 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie. So good to see you. I guess your summer is just beginning? Lucky you! Thank you for coming by.

Hugs...


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Jodah 6 days ago from Queensland Australia

Nature is so beautiful isn't it Ruby? So is this poem and its vivid descriptions. Wonderful.


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always exploring 5 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello John. Nature is beautiful, and the sun is shinning brightly this morning. Thank you for reading my poem and leaving a lovely comment...


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lifegate 5 days ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Another winter is upon us, Ruby. "My bones feel the chill as I sit and stare." Yep, I got that one down. Wonderful writing, Ruby.


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always exploring 5 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello lifegate. It's that time of year, and we might as well settle down and try to find joy in the snow. Burr! thank you for the " Wonderful writing " comment.


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Genna East 4 days ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hi Ruby. Your poem bodes, beautifully, the coming of winter, and is also a great metaphor. When I drive to the shore, the incoming waves seemed to have turned a bit grayer; colder. The Redding tune is perfect. Hugs and happy Sunday. :-)


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always exploring 4 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna. When the season changes and the cold seeps in, I get a yearning to go South. I must admit that I'm fearful of traveling with the the unrest around the country. Otis is another favorite of mine, so glad you enjoyed the video. Thank you for the visit. Hugs my friend...


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vocalcoach 4 days ago from Nashville Tn.

Change is supposed to be good for us but weather-wise I'll take spring all year long. :) I so enjoyed your poem Ruby. Love the video with Otis. One of my favorites!


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MartieCoetser 3 days ago from South Africa

Ruby, we are having one after the other heat wave down here! Thinking of you wearing warm jackets is quite weird :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 days ago from Riga, Latvia

This was absolutely delightful. Love the rhythm and rhyme and the flow here. A most wonderful poem with the hope of a new spring coming. Loved the video.


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always exploring 3 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audry. I'm with you girl, nothing better than Spring all year, but my muse tells me that this, too will pass. Thanks so much. Happy you liked my video selection...


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always exploring 3 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Martie. Oh boy, a heat wave sounds heavenly. Time passes so fast, it will be spring soon. Enjoy the season my friend. Hugs...


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always exploring 3 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rasma. So happy you enjoyed my poetry and video. He's one of my favorites too. Thank you my poet friend....


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Nell Rose 43 hours ago from England

So beautiful, and you hit the nail Ruby! Lovely!


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always exploring 42 hours ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell. Always happy to see you. Glad you thought I hit the nail. Smiling...Thank you...

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