The Journey of Fall

by Mandy Earl   Sep 5, 2017

So beautiful
dying leaf
orange, red
Dried, ready to fall
I know you

So full of life
when sun kissed your veins
yearning for its life giving force
green and fresh
warm and vibrant

like I was
to something larger than yourself
surrounded by those who care
safe and secure
knowing your place in the tree

but as the sun fades
a chill drifts by
time is short
slowly, losing grip
dry and brittle
your vibrant green
fades to yellow
orange, red
as you lose hold
on a sigh

beautiful, dying leaf
I know you


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  • 4 years ago

    by Paul Hirst

    Lovely write very poignant it reminds me of the loss of a family or loved one and being less for not being in the whole x

  • 4 years ago

    by Brenda

    Mandy, I really like this a lot. Fall being my favorite season, I felt there was more to this than just the season though? Something more personal perhaps? I may be way off, it's just a feeling I picked up reading this-

    • 4 years ago

      by Mandy Earl

      Yes, definitely something more personal. I wrote it with the idea of the feeling you get when you have to leave special times in your life behind, change. I love fall and the coming of winter, but there's also a melancholy to it. I feel that in my life alot too, while change is good, there's melancholy. Thank you for the comment, Brenda :D


  • 4 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Mandi, you have a flare for free verse! Everyone seems to be writing about the seasons and wow, this one is absolutely another fantastic piece. It's vividly descriptive with a beautiful yet sad ambience. Nicely written.

  • 4 years ago

    by Em


  • 4 years ago

    by Michael

    Oh.. Mandy,

    This is a beautiful seasonal piece, full of colours and imagery
    Loved it
    Much love

    Michael :)

    • 4 years ago

      by Mandy Earl

      Thank you, I wanted to contribute to the ode to summer poetry going on! (I'm a bandwagoner =x)

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