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Autumn Days…

The trees are still beautiful
The brown and yellow and red leaves
Fall along the same roads I’ve traveled everyday
For as long as I can remember
It still gets cool in December
The glow of embers from the fireplace
Warm the soles of my feet and my soul
I’m still thankful on Thanksgiving
And Christmas still comes on the 25th
The sun still shines through my window
It fills my heart with internal light and reminds me that I’m alive
No, not much has changed at all
Since you’ve been gone…

  1. Chiefrocka
    November 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Well said! It’s one of my favorite seasons as well 🙂

    • November 4, 2010 at 8:18 PM

      Hot chocolate and a warm blanket is the best! Especially, with someone you love 🙂

  2. A.B. Thomas
    November 3, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    A beautiful presentation – Sort of something one would find themselves saying sitting looking out a window….

    • November 3, 2010 at 10:35 PM

      I was actually inspired to write it while driving down a familiar road. So I guess I was looking out a window 🙂 Thanks you for reading it!

  3. November 4, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    fabulous word flow.
    keep it up.

  4. November 4, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    welcome in,
    you make me smile.

    scan the participant list,
    choose those you like to comment on,
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    have fun!

  5. November 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    I like this the picture painted is clear and I find myself sitting in a park under the trees just thinking

    • November 4, 2010 at 8:25 PM

      Fall, when the leaves are bright and the air is crisp, seems to freshen my perspective on things.

  6. November 4, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Gr8 work Chick under Construction
    Though It’s small .. But still It’s very gud !!
    Nice flow of words .. Amazing !!

    Heyy Take a look at my new Poetry ..
    Selected for Jingle Poetry Week 32

    and other creations as well in my BLOG

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    • November 5, 2010 at 9:48 AM

      Hey! Thanks for reading my pint sized poem 🙂 I will check out your blog and poetry! I love reading new stuff.

  7. November 4, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Very nice! thanks for sharing!

  8. November 5, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    lovely poem dear 😉
    it created a wonderful imagery as i read through

  9. Jessicas Japes
    November 5, 2010 at 3:33 AM

    Nice twist at the end, it really makes the poem. Yes, the world goes on no matter how bad things are for us personally! Well written!


  10. Glory
    November 5, 2010 at 6:13 AM

    very beautiful, makes me want to move from where I am even more than I already did

  11. November 5, 2010 at 6:35 AM

    I love how the message of your poem is that (even though you left it unsaid) life goes on. Even in its simplicity, it is inspirational.


  12. somewhere else
    November 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    hopeful and healing, very nice tnx

  13. November 5, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Great sensory poem. Reminded me of my own situation here in Salt Lake City, Utah where the seasons have started changing. Great method to tap into the reader…

    • November 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM

      Thanks for reading! Fall is my favorite season, I love it. I refuse to let old memories mess it up for me 🙂 You know what, I’ve never been to Utah. That has to go on my bucket list!

  14. November 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    in my part of the world, there’s no “fall” season as such.. it gets lost between winter and summer.. but I do look to see it signs..! nice Autumn poem..

    My Rally Week 32 Poem

  15. November 5, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    beautiful imagery…, warm and pleasant.
    beautifully penned.

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  17. Mase Da Rula
    November 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Short and to the point is always something that i like when I read other’s people poetry…

    beautiful sentiment…invoked memories… so I relate very much so with this piece..

    I must come check you out more

    .Mase Da Rula.
    A Ruler’s Kingdom

  18. November 6, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    Very poignant. You capture the sense of surrealism of finding the world going on around you when everything inside has changed very well.

    My rally entry: http://shawnbird.com/2010/11/06/old-love/

  19. November 6, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    Started with seasons fall and then moved on to be the fall of hopes or rather of hopes.. Ending was perfect and kind of poignant. I liked the verse..

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  20. -3-
    November 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Life goes on. I like the way you take stock of it here, and the melancholy appreciation it gives for the world around you when it could be as easy to be blinded by what/who isn’t there instead.
    Very nicely expressed.

    Jingle reminded me to include my rally link:

  21. November 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Warm and inviting words…you definitely capture the essence of the autumnal equinox.

  22. November 6, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Hello, how are you?
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  23. November 7, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    I wish I could have an autumn here where I live. It seems so beautiful and bittersweet. Perfect for writing more drabbles. 🙂
    Wonderful read.

  24. November 12, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    Love your name, Chick Under Construction –I always say I’m a work in progress.
    I love this poem–I love the seemingly simplistic, beautiful ones.

    • November 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM

      Heather, I’m constantly renovating and rebuilding myself too (mind, body, and soul) 🙂 Thanks for reading the poem! I like the simple ones too but I have to be relaxed to write them. If I’m too high strung I’ll write a whole page before I get to the point.

  25. November 13, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    I truly enjoyed this. Reminded me of the warmth at home that overcomes the cold. Cheers!

  26. December 4, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    Brilliant Brilliant!

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