summer long ago did fade
slipping off into the night.
all the warmth that it had offered
danced away in failing light.
it has left a bitter chill
covering the world in ice.
hiding here within our homes
submitted to this winters vice.
the birds and song
the childrens laughter.
are gone upon this
all the trees are frozen solid
no life on thier limbs to see.
the sights of summer I have wasted
are so far out of sight to me.
to the core this cold has gotten
and uninvited will not leave.
holding there it seems forever
deep within the heart of me.
don't misuse or take advantage
of the things that warm your heart.
In the end when these things vanish
It will tear your world apart.
children laughing, birds in song,
the warmth you feel on summer days.
hold them, heed them, never tire,
from the warmth; or it will fade.