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As I walk along in life, my muses dance with reflection inspiring me to release the thoughts and emotions of my pondering mind through poetry.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Poetry~ Reminiscing Autumns Past~


I drink my morning coffee camped out on the deck
wrapped in my favorite holey sweater.
Soaking in the magnificent colors of change surrounding me,
breathing in the familiar brisk air as the geese honk goodbye.
I jump at the sound of my sleepy eyed daughter opening the door
looking for her morning hug then leaving as fast as time can pass.
I watch her stroll away, amazed. It’s been ten years!
It’s been ten years since you left!
Ten turn to twenty as memories flood my thoughts.
I remember our hikes dressed in scarves and sweaters
gathering leaves of color and size by armfuls.
Reciting poems to one another as we sat
overlooking the Mississippi valley
smoking a joint and giggling.
The stolen kisses and teasing of future moments.
The different paths that branched us away
believing in a future that was not then.
I remember the phone call many years later.
The tragedy of loosing you forever,
the gift of a new life growing inside me.

River 8/10





11 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A beautiful poem.........a sad loss and glorious beginning all at the same time. A beautiful daughter! Very reflective evocative poem of remembrance.......

dasuntoucha said...

Vivid indeed...felt.

Jingle said...

very stunning piece.
love the images.
Thanks for sharing!

Diane T said...

Ten years go by so quickly. A very insightful poem. It glows!

ninotaziz said...

Autumn...
A time for letting go.

Carrie Burtt said...

A moving and beautiful poem...thank you for sharing this with us! :-)

Susannah said...

You wrapped me in your memories and I felt things through the power of your words.

RiikaInfinityy said...

Lovely words and images :3~ Wonderfully written =P Happy Poetry Potluck!^^

fiveloaf said...

very moving piece..

Amanda said...

I just love this and it moved me so my friend...also love this blog and place you have here...the pictures are stunning!! Going to read your poem again...so very moving!! Sending you love always xxxx

arspoetica said...

love the way you present the passage of time as moving memory...it's very poignant. and the photographs are lovely :)

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