Friday, October 26, 2018

Adieu to October 2018 By Polly Guerin

October'a crisp breeze announced fall 
Life began anew with no time to stall

The frost was surely on the pumpkin
Those frigid days were really somethin'

October gave a splendid scenic party
Leaves by hundreds soon departing

Wine, red and golden bronze on the vine
The spectacular autumn show was divine

Leaves carpeting the woodland's open door

Led to fun adventures in the great outdoors   

Apple picking in the orchard on a farm
Made apple cider libations mild and calm

Fireside chats wearing warm chunky sweaters
Hot chocolate, cozy socks what could be better? 

The hardy sparrows took a backward glance
Stayed on and on through the chilly dance

All Hallows Eve was a magical velvet night
Scary costumes made us flinch with fright

But it was fun all through the party light
When make believe brought wonder flight

Then a whipping wind furled October away
Quite frankly, I'm rather sad she did not stay

But left abruptly, didn't linger, I wonder why
I can't hold onto October, no matter how I try.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The World is Full of Weeping By Polly Guerin

The World is full of weeping
Yet the people, still are sleeping

Fire swept winds claim the earth
While tsunamis plunder give birth

For untold end for many souls
Yes, the warnings were foretold

Ancient trees cut down sacrificed
To developer homes, oh, so nice

Mud slides crashed down the hill
Homes vanished it was very still

Months limped by with torrential rain
The weather will never ever be the same

Plant and animal ranges now shifted
Ice caps melting on a global scale 

Intense heat waves more now predicted
The parched earth groans none restricted

Own up to climate change and remember
We're all in this now, bind each member

Put knowledge to work and make change
To respect the earth, time to rearrange

There's no time better, activate now
To save the planet and then avow

For the chance grows shorter each day
Do it now, before we are all blown away!

Friday, September 28, 2018

ADIEU to SEPTEMBER 2018 By Polly Guerin

September Rain by Dimitry Spiros

I can't bear to see sweet summer go
Summertime slipped away we know

Summer cast off her welcome mat
And September arrived with a spat

With relentless rain we puddled 
Through weeks of limpid muddle

We listened to the thunderous sky
Wondering, why did September die? 

We limped along against the wet
Never such a season, let's forget

Everyone did their best to survive
Waiting for lusty Autumn to arrive

With yearning, city tress sang a song
Urging autumn leaves to come along

The autumn Equinox, September 21
Brought long days and nights at first

New celebrations, a bright, New Year
We venture forward optimistic to revere

The golden promise of September's story
To bring the orange glow in all its glory

New books, erasers back to school
Back to business, was the golden rule

Yes, September flew by, an angry wind
Screeching and sighing, a bitter fiend

And all good things could vanish in a day
Let's move onto to Autumn without delay!

Sunday, August 19, 2018


It was the most unforgettable summer
Some folks say, “Nay. it was a bummer”

Sweltering, humidity caught us in a grip
With never ebbing desire to give a slip

To shed our city skins for just few days
To join the exodus, come out and play

With liquid laughter and limpid fashion
Cool summer days were mostly rationed

Relentless heat drove us to distraction
In the golden ochre light's hot reaction

Sunflowers greeted the burning sun
While most people were quite undone

All that was needed be calm and listen
And view the remarkable sunset prism

Patiently wait, hear the song of slumber
Chanting praise the last days of summer

Yes, I feel summer's heated, parting kiss
Adieu to sultry August, I will not miss.

Monday, July 30, 2018

ADIEU JULY 2018 By Polly Guerin

Must I say adieu to sweet July?
But before I do here's my reply

With hot days and cooling showers
Peaches, plums and gillyflowers

Beach sand in between our toes
We're on holiday, everyone goes

Ferry rides across the East River
Chilly winds make us all shiver

Mother's house in sun and rain
Gone now, will  never be the same

Yet memories of sweet July pie
Tasty blueberry I did not deny

The cat curls up in the hot sun
While we plan our day for fun

Gathering basil and sunny thyme
Herbs to please us all the time

We fill our baskets with cool libations
Pack luscious lunch, nothing rationed

Lazy travelers we care not to leave July
Though the days pass too swiftly, they fly

And down by the sea the waves of time
Remind us, hasten our pleasure not to pine

A tiny hummingbird flutters its wings
Darting from Flower to Flower it sings

While all the flowers in the meadow awoke
In millefleur multi-colors for us to poke

About and clasp some Fleur to our heart
As every flower and leaf sets us apart

With wide eye wonder only July can bring
A month of fairy fruits and love is bling

How does the little busy honey bee
Fly about, so gaily flutter, so free

Roses fill the air in aromatic July
Petal by Petal we count and rely

On such wonder and beauty each day
Must we say goodbye to July today?  

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


The cacophony of city heard the birds on wing
The sweet sound welcomed June and its bling

Traditions of old dissolved in a rainbow hue
And Gay Pride marched forward on review

June is the month when cupid's dart
Joined couples together heart to heart

Flag Day brought patriotic celebration
Proud citizens remembered the nation

Fathers were honored given their due
For their steadfast support we knew

The Solstice, first day of summer ablaze
A fiery sky show and sun ever displayed

School let out with gleeful expectation
Yearning for beach days and celebration

And in some gardeners path the honey bee
Gathered honey all day to sweeten our tea

Robert Burns remembered June and said:

Oh, my luve is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June,

Oh my luve is like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune

Petal by Petal and year after year
June is the loveliest time, my dear.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Pipes, The Pipes Have Burst!!! (15 Park Avenue) By Polly Guerin

The Pipes, The Pipes have burst!!! 
By Polly Guerin

The Pipes, The Pipes have burst
More than anything this is the worst

How shall we squelch our thirst
The plumber's back this is the first

Washing dishes in the bathroom sink 
When will the pipes restore in a wink?

Another day delay and still no water
The pipes have seen the better sorter

Their old and tired what more can I say
'Cept, the plumbers back again today

Yes, the same one who came here
To my own apartment in yesteryear

Said he: "I kept the poem you wrote of me"
Really!!! I exclaimed with a note of glee

Alas, an urgent knocking at the door
Let me know the status what was in store

Frank,announced with supervisional pride
The pipes were restored, I need not hide

Then the water began to flow as it did before
Oh, this whole pipe episode was such a bore!