Fall night

The night sky is above me

The stars twinkle on it

Like glitter on velvet black

The owl cries its lonely cry

The crickets sing their song

I stand in the soft bank

Of the river by my home

The water flows around me

Reminding me that I'm alone

No worries follow me

I released them with the wind

Oak leaves fall around me

But the maple's holding strong

Its scent is in the air

A raindrop falls on me

So I open my eyes and stare

A storm is coming quickly

My peace will have to wait

But that's the price one must pay

When peace is on a fall night