To Rake the Leaves — Day Five NaPoWriMo

English: A leaf rake and a pile of leaves in a...

The March wind did not come in March, instead
it came today.
It blew and whistled like a loggerhead
or donkey’s bray.
I tried so hard to rake decaying leaves.
Each time I tried
the wind kicked up and that caused me to sneeze
until I cried.
I threw the rake aside to wait for wind
to cease to blow
and when it did I looked about and grinned.
Where did they go?
Those leaves! Not even one left on the ground.
March wind is the best help that I’ve found.

Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

14 comments on “To Rake the Leaves — Day Five NaPoWriMo

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  3. spunkonastick says:

    LOL! That’s what happens to most of the trash in our yard. I think about picking it up, and then the next day, the wind has blown it away.

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  4. Catherine Johnson says:

    Now that’s my kind of raking! I love the twist, Freeda!

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  5. Dorothy Johnson says:

    We often end up raking our neighbor’s leaves out of our yard for this very reason!

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  6. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    When i used to do my own yard work the thing i liked to do is after i would rake all those leaves into a pile was to then get out the lawn mower and go over them to pick them up. It was a fast way to get them off the ground and also kept me from having to see them at the curb untill city pick up day. Plus kept those pesky leaves from blowing right back up into my yard. Then i bought a leaf blower to gather them up, did away with having to use the rake. Guess it was me against the leaves. πŸ™‚

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