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Ruby Leaves

Crimson leaves, like rubies,
glisten with dew
in morning sunlight

A sea of red, expanding daily,
buffers the steps of early risers…
sneakers quickly wet 
from daily daybreak runs
Stretching out the clocks
agendas to meet
no time for fun

A strolling elder couple
enjoying the richness of the scene
realizing quickly that the view
beckons more than lingered pause
and wonders in amazement
how one ignores it
without due cause 

Gifted jewels appreciated
by wiser eyes in evenings stage
harvest autumn sights 
with seasoned delightful awe…
and like a child, 
garnering anew
the glorious wonder of it all 

Crimson leaves, like rubies,
last only for a season
quickening joy in later years

©Debra Squyres 2013  

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  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:25:00 PM
    A seasonal riminder to live life for today. For just like tender leaves of red. Too soon we go away. Love your new poems Debra. Theyr'e beautiful food for the soul. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 3:30:00 PM
    I enjoyed the poem and it's deep meaning written within these lines well done and I'm glad you enjoyed my queen mary. cheri

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Nice analogical expressions on age and seasons, Debra

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Wow, this is so very beautiful my friend, you bring such symbolism deeply ingrained withing your beautiful write here my friend! Debra, I have enjoyed reading this harmonious poem here this morning! What a grandiose piece! Awesome Work!!