September Fall

19 Sep


  I Once  

Had A Chill

  One  September  Night.

     Granny’s Poultice Rub Took the

    Wheezing Away,Though It Was Still an

    Eighty Degree Dog Night, With Crops Still In

      The Barn.  I  Needed Rest, But Pa Forewarns.  Bank’s

  Taking The Farm, If  Something Isn’t Soon done…  Get Up

    He Said! Let’s Take Out This Barn. I Said I Would If  I could,

   But The Heat Hurts My Head. He Said if  Sherman’s Army

    Gets  Here,  We May All  Wind Up  DEAD ! So I Pulled

    Myself Upward, Staggering, I Fell Out Of The Bed.

     I Pulled All The Tobacco Out Of the Barn By

Sunup, And Rested Beneath The Old

Appletree. Sherman’s Army Took

 Another Path, And When Pa

        Came Looking The Only         

 Things Found Dieing

Were The Tree,

                                                                And Me                                                                                     joyceinumass

Paul Willis-2011       GlorymomGeneralSherman                            

29 Responses to “September Fall”

  1. trapperhoney September 19, 2011 at 7:58 am #


  2. The Hook September 19, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Very cool And creative piece! Well done.

  3. dribblingpensioner September 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    I like it paul, very good. You and i will be poets someday. I also like the way you set it out, i think i may try my next one like that, Harry

    • sonsothunder September 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

      Anything but on your head like the last one…you had me reading upside down…hehe just kidding, it was a lot of fun.
      Hope to see you around more, thanks for stopping by.

  4. Selma September 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    What a great blog you have. The recipes are excellent and this poem, well it’s outstanding. You have captured such an authentic voice. I like the inclusion of the tree at the end. It is very effective. Very well done!

    • sonsothunder September 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

      Thank You So Much…most seem to feel it a little morbid even, but, “Captured an authentic voice” as you said, I think that’s exactly what took place…some sort of muse, or maybe even a voice from back then just breezed through me. Thank You for dropping by, God Bless You

  5. adeeyoyo September 20, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    Soooo glad to see you back ‘writing’ again Paul! I loved this one – the wonderful atmosphere… great touch of humour at the end! Bless you! You’re a great writer – believe that!

    • paul willis (@sonsothunder) September 20, 2011 at 3:17 am #

      Thank you, except…it wasn’t supposed to be funny…heh
      Hope you are feeling better tonight,

      • Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 5:39 am #

        Oops, sorry, then I must be feeling better, haha!

      • adeeyoyo September 20, 2011 at 5:43 am #

        Oops, sorry, then I must be feeling better, haha!

        Okay, I deleted it…but thanks, cause I thought it was something just in my connection or something, as I just had to go in and approve one of my OWN comment replies.

    • sonsothunder September 20, 2011 at 6:14 am #

      Thanks Denise, I re-read it, and can see how it can have dual applications, I guess it’s all for the reader anyway.
      God Bless You

  6. Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 5:10 am #

    Well done !!!!! I really liked this. How often do you post ? I shall check back again to read more.


    • sonsothunder September 20, 2011 at 6:03 am #

      I try to stay current day to day, but, usually a post a week anyway. I used to post every day, but let it go for a while when I started spending too much time on another site; you know where. I am really tired of that place now that it has gone with the new set-up. God Bless You Peter, I’ll be visiting, and sending your post out to Twitter, and facebook etc. Did you have a “Share” button? I didn’t see one.

  7. Tammy September 20, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    It’s a story known in my own family – love the apple tree photo.

  8. Naomi September 20, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Love this too, Paul – such a creative layout and evocative apple tree image. I was caught simultaneously between the morbid and humorous options at the end, so was interested to read these other interpretations, as well as your intention. Either way, full credit to your natural abundance of wit :-D

    • sonsothunder September 20, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      Thank you,
      Actually, I didn’t intend humor…for once.
      Maybe I should start trying to be funny when
      I’m serious and vice versa?
      But, Tammy who commented earlier
      said there was a known story in her
      family, I’m interested in hearing more.
      Thanks for dropping by.

  9. valbrussell September 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    This is magnificent Paul! I like the visual form and the content is dark satire, for which I have a special affection.

    • sonsothunder September 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

      All I know is something, or someone had something to say.

      God Bless You


  10. dribblingpensioner September 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Paul, i just posted, you will love this one :)

  11. kateshrewsday September 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    I popped over from Cindy’s Paul, and look what I found. A compelling write.

    • sonsothunder September 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      Well, I’m happy you did, and thank you for the compliment, and for stopping by to read it.
      God Bless You

  12. Cindy September 21, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    A very good piece of writing, Paul xxx

    • sonsothunder September 21, 2011 at 4:40 am #

      Thanks Cindy, great to see you.
      God Bless You

  13. Broken Sparkles September 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Lovely words shaped in talent and creativeness … Thanks for visiting me!

    • sonsothunder September 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank You for such wonderful poetry. And for the follow back of course. I’ll certainly be visiting regularly.
      God Bless You

  14. Jamie Dedes September 24, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    Nicely done, Paul. it sounds remarkably of the time! :-)

  15. jennygoth October 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    that was really good enjoyed reading it xxjen

    • sonsothunder October 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

      Thank You Jenny,
      I’ll have to come and visit your site too.
      I’ve seen you around some, Prens, and
      the Hook…Bless You

Thank you so much. That is very nice of you.

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