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'Tis Apple Pickin' Time Again

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'Tis Apple Pickin' Time Again

The autumn winds are rattlin' the leaves of corn stalks in the fields.
The corn has been harvested and the farmers are calculatin' their yields.
Golden, yellow and crimson leaves are strewn along the country lane.
Autumn!  What a glorious season! 'Tis apple pickin' time again!

Mornin' frosts spread a coat of icin' atop every corpulent punkin'.
Jolly kiddies gather at parties for an old-fashioned apple-dunkin'!
Skeins of geese are wingin' south with their cousins the Whoopin' Crane.
Autumn! What a resplendent season! 'Tis apple pickin' time again!

The branches of apple trees bend low bearing luscious apples galore,
Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Rome Beauty and so many more,
Waitin' to be plucked from California's shore to the rocky coast of Maine!
Autumn!  What magnificent splendor! 'Tis apple pickin' time again!

Ah! To lounge by the fire and enjoy popcorn and cider when the snow flies,
And at Thanksgiving to gather with family to savor Grandma's apple pies!
Jars of apple sauce and apple butter line larder shelves, the winter to sustain!
Autumn!  The most delightful season of all! 'Tis apple pickin' time again!

Alas, I won't be pickin' apples from my one and only apple tree this fall!
Sneaky worms, hordes of squirrels and birds have eaten them one and all!
The way those varmints robbed me of my apple crop is a downright  crime!
But despite it all, I still cherish autumn 'cause its apple pickin' time!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Bob, I see that you and I take our poetic apples from the same barrel. Times back home are the source in many of our verses. Here's a few you might enjoy from my portfolio "Fireside Reverie," "That Old River Bridge," "Canning Days Back Home" "Kitten in the Barn" are just a few. I hope they stir fond memories.... There aren't many apple orchards in Texas or Florida... But we hold our own in the Orange groves.... Great write here... Jake

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Hi Robert, Wonderful realism Great to be lost in the script Great work Brian

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 6:42:00 PM
    you really got into the spirit of the apple pickin', Robert. GREAT job with this one. You probably know a lot more about these days than a lot of the folks here and this poem shows it!

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:38:00 PM
    Haha, too funny, Bob. It's "apple pickin' time" for them too! Enjoyed :).

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:32:00 PM
    This is a tremendous and enlightening write on my favorite time of the year...autumn! It's too bad you can't enter this poem into the contest, it would have been a great entry if the rules were different! I really enjoyed reading this stupendous poem here this evening! What a brilliant piece my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:49:00 PM
    You put me in the moon for autumn harvest Robert, I can feel the spirit of the season in you, xxx

    Rose Avatar Mystic Rose
    Date: 10/5/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops meant to say in the mood,
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:41:00 PM
    If this doesn't win big Im going to have to complain! Just marvelous work, pard. BG