The sun is out
and all the tears have dried
but wounded are the fallen
and their misplaced pride.
A hope so simple
and a dream so dear,
but life is more pragmatic
then what one’s heart will hear.
A battlefield is calling
but there’s not a soldier left
save for blundering
who are little less than deft.
So who will win a war
that started with bang
and ended quickly
with many souls to hang?

© Autumn Siders 2018

Dreams Come True

My girl is gone
one more time
and the house is quiet
and quite divine.
There is no one to wake me
with foolish thoughts
or follow me around
like connect-the-dots.
While I love my girl,
or so she claims,
it’s nice to get away
from such loud dames.
The reason she gives
is a wedding or two
so I’m grateful to love
for making dreams come true.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Just Yesterday

I don’t remember being a kid,
the playground,
the games,
the foolish things I did.
I don’t recall a time
when I didn’t think
and plan
and use my mind.
Yet all these youngsters
live in the past
and begin each sentence
with a hash.
Everything was easier,
or so they say,
when they were kids,
just yesterday.

© Autumn Siders 2018


Just a smell
and I am there
back on that summer night
with the rides,
fried food,
and a daunting dare.

Just a sound
and I know
it was then that you
stole my heart,
my mind,
my soul.

© Autumn Siders 2014


The shock on my face
when 4am rolled around
and you were here,
full of fury and sound.
How exciting it is
to see my girl here,
since you know how much
I love when you’re near.
But really the truth
is that when you come home
it means I get a fish
then you can leave me alone.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018