August 2019

  Back Again 
Hello darkness my old friend
Now months before you end
Morning darkness is back again
Daylight has taken a backspin.
The morning run is still warm
With insects flying in swarm
Seeking any delicious treat
Like my ears or even my feet.
So, I’ll wear a good road hat
Often using it like a bat
Even my hand-held road light
Attracts 'em on my road flight.
My light illuminates the road
Preventing any crashing mode
Visibility on these darker runs
Creates safety for me by the tons.
And we’ll check the street lights
Reporting the burned out sites
Light helps us find our way
Before dawn begins our day.
         George A. Hancock
   August 2019
August enters the front door
Ready for a 31-day tour
Featuring transitional weather
And some browning heather.
Our August days stay hot
Slowing our daily trot
Our daylight grows short
Is my daily road report.
More activity at the schools
Means less time at the pools
The first day of school is near
A thought some students fear.
Summer season’s on the wane
Stopping, avoiding it is in vain
Time’s progress is a trend
That few will never ever fend.
August is summer’s last hurray
Soon a season with a cool flaw
Will knock on our front door
Asking, are you ready for more?
         George A. Hancock
Hmm, August 2019 is here
Wait, did I hear a jeer?
And some parental cheer?
Must mean school days are near.
School openings are a mixed bag
It’s time to get up parents nag
During those waning August days
As school openings create daze.
Many students see no thrill
While parents yell then shrill
First day of school, get up
The bus is coming, hurry up!
Now motorists need a mindset
So August parents no longer fret
When students board the bus
Still sleepy after the morning fuss.
Running along these August roads
I see too many speeding episodes
Schools are open so please slow
Your speed so students can grow.
          George A. Hancock

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