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Below is the poem entitled Change which was written by poet Susan Burd. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Days decide they want to sleep as the nights enjoy growing longevity.
Mist hovers above once pristine lawns that now wear a grey lush,
While the songs of crickets’ chorus falls to a hush
From underneath the thickset arborvitae.

With regards from Jack Frost who merrily skipped by
Dry leaves rustle, conjuring whirlwinds in my path;
Robin searches for a warm pool in which to take his last bath
And the stars look much colder in a crisp indigo sky.

Cackling crows caw from the second story.
Bountiful gardens begin to wilt and fade.
Man’s best friend no longer needs to seek comfort in the shade.
Only burnt orange pumpkins adorning doorsteps are in their glory.

Scampering squirrels can’t afford to take rest.
Ever gathering birds watch high on a wire.
Dense air fills me with some distant smoldering fire.
A spotty red rose left on the vine has lived past its best.

The trees whisper amongst themselves, and then pause briefly
As the wind raises her voice and says, “It’s time.  It’s time.”
Rain falls on their leaves; drops drip off in hypnotic rhyme.
They put on brilliant turncoats, all worn so proudly.

What is this form of trickery, vividly persuading me life has been revived?
Gazing into the kaleidoscope of the ever changing landscape,
In this moment I don’t want to escape!
The change has come; for autumn has arrived.

By Susan Burd © 2008

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  1. Date: 10/19/2012 8:54:00 AM

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 4:28:00 PM
    Autumn has lagged behind in this neighborhood; just today the winds came to coax the leaves into flight. I really enjoyed this burst of color from your visual pen. I am finding much joy in reading poems from the soup community these days and am glad you chose to bless us with your talents.

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/14/2012 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    John, I wrote this a few years back. Autumn has also taken its good ole time to come to PA, but since the Jack Frost skipped along this past week, it finally showed up! Thanks for your praises.
  1. Date: 10/13/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful! A pleasure to read! Cynthia

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:19:00 PM
    Great! I see Carol has discovered you too! With this one you have shown you're more than just one dimensional! Beautifully written! Good one... Jack

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:57:00 AM
    A great poem for the Autumn contest... If I forgot to say it?... Welcome to Poetry Soup!

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/11/2012 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carol-thanks for your generous comments. How do I enter the Autumn contest?