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the color of october

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the color of october

it's October
the air around her is cool
like her thoughts these days
she looks at the branches, twisted
much like her mind
they are reaching upward
but she is grounded
forever in time
 
she heard the clatter of branches
smacking against walls
and the crash of metal
screeching brakes
screams of pain
and then nothing
but silence falls
 
she  runs to the window
sees the audience
stare at her
then through her
riches to rags
gold to nothing
her fame is gone
 
the trees below are turning
from gold to red
the leaves tossed about
in a slight wind
they spin
so graceful as in dance
a slow spiral down
and she longs to join in
 
she reaches towards them
tastes the cool air
as she falls down
grounded with the leaves
 
the pavement turns red
as silence falls
in October's air
 
 
 
 

The suicide of Dorothy Hale
October 21, 1938
(painting by Frida Kahlo)

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:10:00 PM
    Wonderful sense of autumn and feeling in this lovely poem, Sandra, congratulations on your win

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/9/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much :) sorry it took so long to respond...am not feeling well and it was a long work week!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:20:00 PM
    As always you impress and move me with your words, congrats.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/9/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Richard :)sorry it took so long to respond...am not feeling well and it was a long work week!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Sandra, , brilliant imagery... nice win * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/9/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat.....hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:28:00 PM
    This poem is hauntingly beautiful, Sandra! I love the descriptiveness and all of the hidden metaphors. You are truly a gifted writer. Amazing work!...Thank you once again for the kind comments!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/9/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly :) sorry it took so long to respond...am not feeling well and it was a long work week!
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 6:34:00 PM
    This is amazing... you have a great gift and thank you for sharing. Superb write :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/21/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    aww Thank you for your sweet comment Karen.... hope you have a great day! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Wow this is very intense and deep I enjoyed your poetry If this is for a contest I hope you do well! Kindly Laura :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/20/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much for your kind comment Laura and it is for a contest so double thank you :)
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 5:16:00 AM
    Wow!!!!!!! You killed it excuse the expression considering what your talking about what I mean is thank you for writing this and then sharing it with me I mean with us hahahaha. Excellent poem poet.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/20/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow,,,thanks for the awesome comment Sean, it was a fun write!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:10:00 PM
    wow this is powerful, the imagery leads up to double meanings and ties it all together. Very concise.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/19/2013 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for your kind reply!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 12:44:00 PM
    - Drama in beautiful autumn colors, well done Sandra. - Thanks for the nice visit on my last poem: "Heaven or Hell" - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/19/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much...is for the painting contest...most the paintings are self portraits of the artist... this one jumped out at me not only because what she painted but the day of the suicide just so happened to be my birthday...