Autumn Makes Me Sad by Muriel Baker
Autumn Makes Me Sad
Seasonally Associated Disorder
Referred to as SAD by those
who think they know,
that a little lack of sunshine
makes us feel like forty degrees below.
It’s a chemical imbalance.
Think of hibernating mammals.
We have the same inclination.
So until the clocks change to
longer days. It will be my inspiration
to think black thoughts and see the
worst of every situation.
I will not rejoice until Spring Soltstice
brings me light.
So please will others see the sunny side
and check that I’m all right.
Because, when it gets to Summer
I will be awake all night.
Muriel Baker, October, 2018
Muriel Baker, to her surprise has been writing poetry and having it published on a very small scale for nearly ten years. It shocks her to realise how old she must be.
This section: Seasonal Stories and Poems by Glasgow Writers, stories and poems
- Close Range Coulport – poem by Finola Scott
- Home Grown In Glasgow – a poem for International Women’s Day by Ruby McCann
- A Road Runs Through It by Frankie Gault
- The Wanderlust Women – three poems
- Poetry by Maryam Raza
- A Scottish Soldier Foresees His Death by Frankie Gault
- The Carrbridge Rose – Brian Whittingham
- Poetry for Valentine’s Day by Donna Campbell
- Shaking Hands With Christmas – Brian Whittingham
- To Move On – short story by Samina Chaudry
- The Fortune Teller by Pat Byrne
- Hopes and Fears by James Connarty
- Old Coppers – short story by Lynne Maclagan
- Nursat Fatah Ali Praises Muhammad pbuh – Rizwan Akhtar
- Ghazal: Soul’s Food – Rizwan Akhtar
- Poetry by Hafsah Bashir
- Tak Tent (Take Care) Christmas video – Janet Crawford
- Ice on Loch Lomond a poem by Catriona Malan
- Reunion – a poem by Rizwan Akhtar
- Wash a poem by Nina Quigley