Suddendeath poetry Challenge: End of Summer!

Centralia, Missouri
August 27, 2016 6:40am CST
Welcome to this weekend’s Suddendeath poetry challenge, End of Summer! Anyways, rules are as follows, write a poem in any style using the five words that I give you. Write it in one sitting or in under an hour (only to quash your inner editor, rules are loose there). Add it here, OR link in a comment so we can enjoy each other’s poems. The words can be in any plurality or tense. Today’s words are: warm, cool, turning, shorter, leaves My entry is below: Flying past the end of summer is surely almost here. It’s still hot as bleep out there, is fall almost near? It’s warm then cold; it’s hot then hotter, Why is summer lurking like an unwelcome squatter? World keeps turning, and time is moving on, I keep on waiting, why has fall yet to dawn? The days and my patience, are both getting shorter, If I say you win summer, will you give quarter? I want to see leaves turning; I want to see color, But really just want to see the numbers on the thermometer grow smaller.
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@KristenH (24971)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Aug 16
Nice job Jess! Since I haven't done these poetry challenges in a long while, here's my attempt at it this morning. Goodbye hot weather from the burning hot sun, The temperatures cooler for the end of summer fun, Two weeks right before the start of Labor Day Weekend, too, Parents celebrate silently for their kids going back to school, woo-hoo! The green leaves on the trees are turning to fabulous bright colors, It's a marvel to see autumn foliage to give the season its festive flavors, Though the long nights would seem shorter every day under the leafy shade, But at least it would be warm outside and refreshing like a glass of lemonade.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
it often seems that parents see fall as the beginning of THEIR summer break, lol. Glad you stopped by and done one, lovely piece!
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@KristenH (24971)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt Aww thanks Jess. My pleasure as always my friend.
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• Preston, England
27 Aug 16
Lovely poem - I like autumn as the leaves falling gives a better view through the trees
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
the colors, the temps, I like being cool, with jeans and jackets, I hate sweat and no breezes
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• Preston, England
27 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt yes, getting hot and clammy is never much fun
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
@arthurchappell I love hoodies too
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• United States
27 Aug 16
Summer is not over, very far from that indeed, Since it's still warm I see the growth in every weed. It will be turning cooler of this I am sure, I want warmer weather more and more and more. While days are getting shorter I know what will happen soon, Leaves will tumble from the trees and I'll hum a sad tune.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
whereas I will do my yay it's not summer dance, and happily turn off the air that's ran nonstop since march. lol. lovely poem!
• United States
27 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt air will be on until Oct usually is.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill yeah ours has to be sadly, BUT, the bill is getting lower as it works less for things to stay cool
@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
27 Aug 16
It has been a while since I wrote a poem but here is my entry. The tides are turning now as we sleep Because the sun will shine tomorrow Warm breeze and air we would get to keep Shorter nights then would mean less sorrow Summer, I am so happy you're near The sand is definitely calling In the sun we have nothing to fear For sure Summer would not be boring
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
Lovely use of the words!! I liked the tribute to summer instead of a longing for fall.
@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
27 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt I have not experienced fall because I live in a tropical country where we only have two seasons. This is why I cannot comment much about fall. However, I still love poems so I decided to give this poetry writing a whirl even if it has been a while that I worked out my poem writing skills.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Aug 16
@lealuvy2j well to be honest the only real rule is in regards to using the words, I may give it a suggested theme, but you can use the words however you want
@Susan2015 (21746)
• United States
27 Aug 16
It's been way too warm, but haven't seen any bee swarms, the leaves are going to leave the trees, and no I will never like peas. The days are turning shorter and it's getting lighter later, I want me some taters. It will soon be more cool out, so let's all give out a big shout.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
yay for cooler days right!! Lovely poem, surprised, you often stop by but dont write one. I loved it!
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@Susan2015 (21746)
• United States
27 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt I'm not that good at it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
@Susan2015 this isnt about good or bad, it's about doing, having fun, creating, and I liked it so, ppbbbbttt.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Aug 16
I fully endorse the sentiments you express in your poem.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
right? So tired of hot
@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
5 Sep 16
I decided to join in - here it is -
I hope I'm not too late to take part in @Jess Lyn's poetry challenge for the end of summer. I thought I'd give it a shot though it's been years since I've...
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Sep 16
going to read it now!
@SophieY (904)
• South Africa
29 Aug 16
I might give this one a go. But will have to do it in reverse order because we are saying goodbye to winter and hello to summer
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Aug 16
oh you can write it however you want!
@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
27 Aug 16
This is the link to my contribution:
Is it warm? Is it cool? Only a fool Will ask. It’s autumn for us, Fall for the Yanks. Whatever. Here and there the same: Leaves are turning, Days are...
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
yay you linked it! I am surprised more ppl dont do it this way, I figured they't want their stuff on their own pages. headed there now
@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
27 Aug 16
Warm, cool, turning, shorter, leaves Days are warmer, nights are cooler, Since I have left you. Dreams are shorter, life is better. With or without you.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26235)
• United States
28 Aug 16
Sorry that I shall not participate in this one
@just4him (127252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Aug 16
I hope you get cooler temps soon. We've got them here, praise God!