In spring time we are very glad
To see the sunshine peak
The plants and grass and trees and shrubs
Emerge and grow each week.
The world is really waking up
And plants are growing buds
The trees are leafing everywhere
Like putting on their duds.
They spread their limbs and fill them out
And shade the yards below
We welcome all the cooling breeze
Their limbs and leaves bestow.
But now it's fall, the shade is thin
The leaves are turning color
They're beautiful and bright to see
With vistas like no other.
And then they fall just like the rain
To cover walks and grass
Now we are left to rake them up
The total bunch en masse.
Once again the trees are bare
The leaves are on the ground
Piled up and waiting there
For us to move around.
So now we're glad the trees are bare
We put the rake away
But in the morning leaves are there
That weren't there yesterday.
Why was I glad to see the leaves
Arrive in full last spring
'Cause now they bring me to my knees
With all this @%#&* (endless) raking.