Summer’s End

September 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

By Judith Viorst

One by one the petals drop
There’s nothing that can make them stop.
You cannot beg a rose to stay.
Why does it have to be that way?

The butterflies I used to chase
Have gone off to some other place.
I don’t know where. I only know
I wish they didn’t have to go.

And all the shiny afternoons
So full of birds and big balloons
And ice cream melting in the sun Are done.
I do not want them done.

Entry filed under: .fall, .nature, .summer, Judith Viorst, Summer's End. Tags: , .

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