Hello October!

Does it feel like the months are creeping up on you this year? Like time is playing hide and seek with you but you have no idea that you should be playing?

No?!

Guess it’s just me then.

But I like how October has rolled in for me. Its a little busier than I have been used to so it’s a complete change of pace and there are clearly some things I need to shuffle around. But it’s a good change of pace. It holds a bit of promise that I hope to fill up on.

So as I get myself together, here is a poem (that is in no way a reflection of my state of mind 😏I promise you) for you to mull over.

The beat of heartache.
Whatever fragile things are made of,
The heart is made of the same
It’s a substance all writers love
Though they can’t seem to give it a name.


The heart is made of the same
Feeble mysterious substance that causes heartache
Though they can’t seem to give it a name
It leaves me plunging heart-first into a wreck.


Feeble mysterious substance that causes heartache
I think I can tell how it beats
It leaves me plunging heart first into a wreck
For it calls out like the sea sirens


I think I can tell how it beats
Like the drums to a popular love song
For it calls out like the sea sirens
And I can’t ignore it for long


Like the drums to a popular love song
I don’t want to listen to my own heart
And I can’t ignore it for long
For I fear it will reveal all its hurt


I don’t want to listen to my own heart
Though it has a lot to say
For I fear it will reveal all its hurt
Yet there’s not enough time in a day

Though it has a lot to say
I have already endured too many a fall
Yet there’s not enough time in a day
To make sense of it all

I have already endured too many a fall
Thus I can write a little on pain
To make sense of it all
I hope this poem helps make it plain

Sorry that it is not on a happier topic!

So a brief lesson – I took a very short course on poetry and learnt of a number of poetry types. I tell you there is so much information out there waiting for us to find it. The one above is called a pantoum. As you have seen, the second and fourth line in every stanza repeat themselves as the first and third in the next.

I hope you have a beautiful October. And I’ll be here, hopefully, writing you through it.

8 thoughts on “Hello October!

  1. I love the fall. In northern Minnesota the trees turn several colors and this year, our first year living here they really did themselves well. It was perfect weather for bringing out color, lots of rain, cool to cold at night, warm in the daytime. When we lived in southern California the trees just turned brown. When we lived in Bolivia, we would see a few different fall colors in the mountains. In Paupa New Guinea at Christmas time it would be so hot and in the spring some of bushes would turn different colors. As for your poem I would say you would have to have some understanding into some hurts.

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    1. You’ve collected an album of fall experiences with your different destinations. I can imagine how beautiful it is to have those many images for what October feels like.
      October here is just cool. Been having more frequent showers which is nice…for me at home. Curl up in bed with good music and a good novel to read.
      Thank you for reading and commenting, Betty.

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  2. I like October as well as here in England the leaves change colour and fall from the trees and the air is filled with new scents. There is often a chill in the air in the mornings. What happens where you are (Uganda?)? Nice poem.

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    1. I like the pictures I’ve seen of what October looks like in your kind of climate. Especially as I sought for a fitting picture. 😅I had never noticed the changes here before but I have seen a few trees shedding their leaves. Mostly it’s rainy with cool temperatures. Feel like am not doing a great job of explaining this though.
      I’m glad you liked the poem. Thank you for reading. And commenting.

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