AUTUMN'S NOT TOO FAR AWAY
Katherine Smith Matheney
Autumn's not too far away,
I saw a leaf fall down today,
And tho it seemed so full of hope,
When winter comes, the trees can cope.
God has designed each one, you see,
To stand the chill so lovingly,
Tho it be just a maple small,
Or mighty oak so proud and tall.
The brave the night so dark and cold
And winter when the north winds blow,
Some standing high upon a hill,
God warms them with His loving will.
Tho winter isn't far away
When branches all begin to sway,
Snow soon will cover up the ground,
Today I saw a leaf fall down.