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Autumn the wanderer

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Autumn the wanderer

Dead leaves are all you left behind
To break beneath my feet,
I hate to see you leave this land
Now banished by defeat.

A wanderer you have become
A wounded creature gold,
You leave red blood and bits of soul
A pathway for the cold.

You stumble on the roads of life
Each year we meet again,
And passing by you take my hand
And touch my heart with pain.

Old memories come back to me
Of years before the war,
The days before you fought the cold 
And taught the winds to soar.

You were my friend, we danced each day
And laughed in storms of flame,
I heard you cry each starlit night
Until the winter came.

One morning when I called to you
You did not answer back,
I searched for you all through that day
Until the sky was black.

Then just as stars begun to rise
Upon a field of frost,
I found a puddle of your blood
And knew that you had lost.

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  1. Date: 12/6/2011 6:02:00 AM
    Congradulation on your win. Well deserved.

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 6:16:00 PM
    How moving and how sad. You were able to let the reader feel your pain, feel your loss...A profound and captivating read Congratulations on your ranking. Well deserved and yet so very sad. And May God Bless!

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 9:03:00 AM
    Rauwolfia, congratulations on a worthy poem's place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 12:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:28:00 AM
    Rouwolfia - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:37:00 PM
    Yes, I knew I had commented to you just recently. It was this one. You are very talented!

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 5:56:00 PM
    Wow, what a profound poem. The message is so tragic and so eloquently expressed. I really like this one. Congratulations. Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Rauwolfia in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 5:40:00 AM
    I'm so proud of you little Sister! Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:16:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:57:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Rauwolfia. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 3:38:00 PM
    This is awesome and I can see why it got featured!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 7:46:00 AM
    I think this is a beautiful, wonderful, and astonishing write! Check your Soupmail please.

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 6:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Rauwolfia. Wishing you the best always on your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 4:10:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 9:06:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Rauwolfia. Wishing you the best always in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 7:32:00 AM
    A well penned poem - very sad

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 4:32:00 PM
    You're getting better with your imagary but you need to focus more. I know your talking about Autumn however it is a bit vague. Excellent write for the insightful.

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 12:11:00 PM
    Sad write....I feel this is about depression and suicide..Tell me if I am wrong..Sara

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