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
- Poetry by Hafsah Bashir
- Shaking Hands With Christmas – Brian Whittingham
- Winter Rain – Derek J. Brown
- Tak Tent (Take Care) Christmas video – Janet Crawford
- Ice on Loch Lomond a poem by Catriona Malan
- Hopes and Fears by James Connarty
- Reunion – a poem by Rizwan Akhtar
- Wash a poem by Nina Quigley
- Poetry: Love’s Noise by Rizwan Akhtar
- Ghazal: the phone – poem by Rizwan Akhtar
- Corona Virus Stew – poem by Leela Soma
- Baked With Love – a poem by Leela Soma
- To Move On – short story by Samina Chaudry
- Some Wintertime Poems by Finola Scott
- Three New Poems by Rizwan Akhtar
- Town Hall Meeting U.S.A. Leela Soma
- Two poems by Finola Scott: ‘Garlic’ and ‘Rhubarb’
- Onion by Leela Soma – vegetable inspired poetry
- Flowers – poems by Leela Soma
- I Deserve This – a poem for Christmas by Calum Maclean