Autumn’s Last Dance….

I feel like a leaf in autumn, cold, silent and still
waiting above the valley along the moonlit hill
waiting for that inevitable moment when
All is lost as the wind takes me in a sudden

Don’t feel sorry for me; just appreciate the chance
adore the autumn colours and that final marvellous dance
Just before everything goes dark at sunset…
Rejoice in this fallen life, but please don’t forget…

What ignoble fate of essence boarded
unrequested and sorely rewarded,
clothing this host in autumn’s attire,
carried forth into a bleak and wintery fire

Humming in concert to applaud the caress of form
of the howling protest in the coming blustery storm.
Would the same melodious song seem whole
would it sound just as sweet with one less soul?

The fallen leave’s dance isn’t that of celebrating life,
but utter despair, as they are carried far out of sight
The changing of the seasons is at its end
The coming of winter is an ill fated friend

The cold wind enters my soul -
Escaping the sun light in screams,
Released from the tree of security and serenity.
I am cold, alone, afraid….


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great poem on a difficult subject. good job
A brave write, Amanda, and an inspiring one. God bless.
Amanda, excellent write on a difficult subject matter, ... a wonderful redemption at the end. Well done! !
Make sure you don't reject yourself! ! Everyday, you're a virgin and innocent if you want to be! ! Everything belongs to you! !