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Fall of a Melancholic

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Fall of a Melancholic

Tracing back…
that is what I am doing now,
just tracing back
along this woodland path,
in an attempt to grasp remnants
of a time 
when I felt so alive, yet dying.

Thoughts and memories,
they fall  like these leaves,
a melange of confusion, beauty and frailty

Swept away by the wind, scattered
or swept into a pile, unified.

Either way, they can be stomped on,
brittle leaves crushed into a satisfying crunch.

All around me, 
there’s a profusion of vermilion, gold and copper
but those reds have always been my favorite—
so alive, yet can also mean bleeding.

I see a pumpkin carved out, 
a creepy smile adorning its face
A chuckle escapes from my lips,
remembering that time 
when laughter lived in harmony
with love.

Now, I am not sure anymore…
Because how can something 
that had so much hope, so verdant,

I am a fool, for the answers 
are so obvious—
I only need to look at these leaves.

So much like our lives, these seasons…

Not very long,
I will be staring up at argentine skies.

The thought of it gives me chills—
I pray for spring.


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  1. Date: 11/26/2011 6:50:00 PM
    You weave the remnants of fall and human emotion together so well and the way you did it is lovely. A sad but beautiful verse Nikko.

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 10:03:00 AM
    if i was a monky could i still eat coconuts

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 5:43:00 PM
    You point out the tranistory nature of exsistence so well in this ode. Keep it up! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 3:51:00 PM
    No, not a Spanish guy, it was the French Canadian!! See me here racing like a wild person to catch up on comments. hahaha

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 12:26:00 AM
    Nikko A melancholic poem indeed! A poignant memory so expressed in your poem. I always enjoy your work Nikko! Dalila

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 8:08:00 PM
    orange is my favorite color. purple used to be. love your voice, my wish for you... is you learn to love it, too. for real ~N

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 12:35:00 PM
    Strong analogy between leaves and our own frail existence. I think wot stood out the most for me, is how well you described fall....I mean, the type of fall that doesn't happen around your parts(not to say that you haven't travelled somewhere and experienced it first hand). Great introspection here, nikko. A very brooding, serious angle.

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 11:15:00 PM
    So this is the one that you won with for PD? Wow, i am so glad she loved it so much, Nikko. It is truly worthy of a high place! You do well with thoughtful writing. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 5:15:00 PM
    I wish u would have told me u changed your pen name, Nikko. Oh my word!!!!! I am laughing hard now, I am a total nimkumpooop. Lovely song of a path and yes, I pray for spring too. Now I have some serious catching up to do!!

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 3:59:00 PM
    Never heard such true appreciation of autumn delivered quiet like this. Lovely write. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 3:44:00 PM
    Wow, what a thought provoking poem, Nikko - and I loved the way you compared our lives to the leaves. Many congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 12:45:00 PM
    Congratulations onn the win in the contest of P.D., Riko

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 11:29:00 AM
    Congrats Riko ..Rio.. Nikko ..haha.. on great big win with fantastic poetry my friend..oh u are a sly one u ...luv..

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Hi Nikko~~Congratulations on your posted poem of the week. God bless,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 9:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Your Best Poem this Week" contest Nikko. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 5:12:00 AM
    HAUNTING BEAUTY! One of your best ever--can't praise it enough--Goes to my Favs...just added Deb G.'s 'Night calls; there too...A good night for Poetry--only the best go to my favs

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 6:57:00 PM
    I pray for spring! new beginnings for life as well as the season gives a depth to the poem and searches the reader's mind to ask the question. Lovely verse Nikko, your talent shines my dear Hugs to you

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 6:02:00 PM
    We are indeed one with nature Nikko. A very moving tribute to the divine within us. "when laughter lived in harmony with love." What a beautiful vision this line expresses. Wonderful writing Nikko!

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 5:24:00 PM
    Wonderful Poetry my dear Nikko(second eyes never miss a thing lol).... and thank you so much for your kind words in my blog... any sweeter darling and you would be illegal lol... because I'm diabetic lol hugs all day for you... Michael

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 5:05:00 PM
    The comparison with nature is akin to all of us. You have described it beautifully. Love, Dave