The Spoonbill Generator

Hypothermic Ennui for Old Times

The leaves are turning brown again. I wonder how they know [Ethetran]

That Christmas cards and crackers are already in the shops? [fester]

As days are growing shorter and the temperature drops [Beefy ]

And bears prepare to hibernate, and there will soon be snow [fester]

One cannot help but wonder "Am I doing something wrong?" [Beefy ]

Should I be heading southward to escape the cold and dark? [fester]

'Cos when it's just as parky in the bedroom and the park [Roland]

Is when you want the sunshine most, and women, wine and song [fester]

I ought to be a snowbird, out following the sun [Grayman]

But if I caught it, would I feel that it was worth the cost? [Irene Adler]

For when you gain what you've dreamt of, of course the dream is lost [fester]

I can't do all there is to do, so all is left undone [Ethetran]

Perhaps, if life was always warm, I'd miss the cold and rain [Beefy ]

For how does summer feel to one, if there is never ice? [Irene Adler]

I mean, without the contrast, could it ever be as nice? [fester]

How does one know pleasure if they've never felt of pain? [Irene Adler]

The leaves are turning brown again. Do memories remain [fester]

Of how it was a year ago? I don't know how to feel [Ethetran]

About endless repetition, the ever-spinning wheel [fester]

A certain sense of dread appears; I steel myself again [Irene Adler]

To say "What goes round comes round. What you get is what you give - [fester]

So better far to live each day as though it were your last" [Beefy ]

While I'm smelling life's sweet roses, I'll spin "Days of Future Passed" [Kansas Sam]

And revel in the seasons where I live. [Irene Adler]

Contributors: Ethetran, fester, Beefy, Roland, Grayman, Irene Adler, Kansas Sam.
Poem finished: 29th September 2003.