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when autumn comes

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when autumn comes

here, where I walk,
confused silence swirls around my feet,
and the anguished summer leaves
are lingering limp, waiting for autumn...,
waiting to crumble and mingle with earth
drunk with the morning dew

somewhere beneath them
under the thunder
earth wears the scab of a fresh wound
in a place that will not be forgotten...
corrupt with mourning
sprouting with questions
immersed with regret
hollowed with anger
and shadowed by trees of despair

birch-bark faces, heads bent low, shadowed eyes
stone-cold voices, carried in the wind, behind disguise
while mute birds watch without a song
the leaves will decay, green goes, and the eye forgets
forget?  never....
while pawing on the hard and bitter earth
of reason, is impossible...

autumn comes
and autumn goes
I will live in hope that baffled minds
will clearly see a winter sun
and give up blaming ... who?



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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:02:00 PM
    sweet win ..........SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Carrie, I'm seeing this poem all over the place... ha ha.. it was one of the best flower poems.. interesting ending by the way... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Hello Carrie... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Perfection indeed…Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:08:00 PM
    Greatness becomes you. Congrats!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Excellent poem an congrats on your 1st place....well-deserved....great metaphor use here! Julie :-)

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:56:00 AM
    I agree. Age often turns a person's thoughts away from blame and reason. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Carrie, congrat on your wonderful first place win!! One of my favorite poems from your pen, I enjoy reading again and again. Have a great day...Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Congrats on the first place win the contest.carrie

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:59:00 AM
    I'm o glad to read this very beautiful and excellent poem of yours my dear friend Carrie. Thank you so much for sharing! My big hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! Cheers and hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:30:00 PM
    congrats on this WOW poem of yours, Carrie!!!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:17:00 PM
    This could well be a classic, sweetheart. Congratulations on a beautiful entry... Well deserved win.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:06:00 PM
    stunning poem with its beautifully penned images dancing gracefully across the page...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 2:04:00 PM
    You personify beautifully the nature of the season, congratulations on your win Carrie xxx

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Carrie: Congratulations on a great poem and a great victory in my contest. G.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 4:03:00 AM
    Hello Carrie! I am new on this perfect site and i like your poem! Autumn is one of the most beautiful and romantic season...thanks!!! ;) RitaSolisRadius.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Man oh man.....to have this talent....this style...sad and beautiful poem Carrie ..congratulations

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in my contest! :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Carrie, love the win... xox..PD

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:01:00 PM
    I love this write as I do most of your poems Carrie and I had placed it but had to remove it because of the new poem rule--so sorry Carrie--but some might think it wasn't fair--I'm positive it was an honest mistake..

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