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Autumn of Life

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Autumn of Life

It is sad, watching the leaves
Lying dead on that once green gras
Such a reality check in..reflection of life
To how we live and then die..giving room for new life

A.Ertsland
November 10th 2012 

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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 7:06:00 PM

    Thank you so much for the wonderful and surprising visit :) SKAT

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:31:00 AM

    Yes our life is like autumn leaves i do agree..I love the way you ended your poem..'making space to a new life'.Indeed a life cycle..Hope we make the best of it B-)

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 12:50:00 PM

    Good afternoon Arlid, reading this one once again. Now, I have a new comment for this poem. Now that I come and think about it, I am okay with giving this world new room for life. Maybe, then reality would not have to do a check on it's list and remove things so quickly. Everything should have a longer lifespan. Even leaves, and then maybe we wouldn't have to watch them lying dead on the ground...((and rake them)) yuppp... a longer life sounds better...besides, everything should be green and everlasting in our eyes. I don't like the reality we have to accept when the dead reflects off of life.... okay, I'm lost.. and you know it... he he he... can't help it... I have such a negative mind... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 1:05:00 AM

    So much said in few here... sad yet nothing as true as what you have written ..Charma

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 5:10:00 AM

    Beautifully sad and awesome write my friend. But, perhaps a happier new life awaits for us, so cheer!;) two thumbs up for a great write! Have a wonderful and blessed winter to you and your family! By the way, my belated thanks for your kind visit/comments on my poems! More power and graces to you all! love/hugs, LG

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:59:00 PM

    so short but says so much I love this Arild :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:14:00 AM

    Wow Arild, I just absolutely love this :) how you doing? love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:07:00 AM

    at last, another gem of a poem from you, arild... enjoyed the wonderful impressions of new beginnings.. fascinated!... relish your day!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:57:00 PM

    I think about thiss too

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:37:00 PM

    The circle of life.

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 11:05:00 AM

    wise and beautiful, Arild.

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/11/2012 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you,dear andrea!;-)
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:46:00 AM

    much truth in those words... maybe that's why i dislike autumn...it's beautiful but symbolizes death more than any other season... Great poem!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/11/2012 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yay! glad to see you back again,sandra:-)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:49:00 PM

    nice poem friend Arild..since we live only once...we make it to the fullest..just enjoy our life with the people around us especially our love ones. thanks for sharing this and thanks for dropping by on my poem. Have a blessed day! hugs!! (^_^)

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/11/2012 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you maria for your lovely comment:) have a blessed day too! love~arild
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:28:00 PM

    TOUCHING THE INNER CORE ARILD .. DEEPLY SENSITIVE FLOW AND FEELING AS WE EMBRACE THE REALITY OF LIFE ..AND DEATH AS THE TREE LEAVES LUV ..

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/11/2012 5:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you sweetheart for your nice comment:) its always uplifting to see on my pages! love~arild
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 5:00:00 PM

    Kinda sad that we have to die and make room for new life. I feel the same sadness each year when the leaves fall for I know that snow is around the corner and today we have gotten more than a foot. Can't seem to catch up with all the shoveling. Hope you still are snow free. love phyl

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    so true dear phyllis:) had a day or two with snow a few weeks ago,but its been raining nonstop now lately..love~arild
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:52:00 PM

    Yes, our time is short even if we live to be very old..Enjoyed reading this one..Sara

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for your encouraging comment dear Sara.Take care my friend:)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:09:00 PM

    love this thought provoking write, my friend

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for your nice comment,jack.have a great Saturday my friend!
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 12:43:00 PM

    Hi Arild never looked at it that way before,, but nicely put, very wise words, have a good weekend my friend, all the best Owen

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank for your always encouraging comments,Owen! have a great weekend too:)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 12:39:00 PM

    Beautiful!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Anne:-)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:08:00 AM

    The circle of life my poet friend.. plain and simple... a seed falls from a tree and make a new one... Hope your well and enjoying your Saturday... always Michael

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yep,relaxing and just enjoying the day,Mike:)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 9:03:00 AM

    Wow Arild, this poem is magnificent and true to the very core. How life is so precious yet fades after time giving room for another to be born. Hugs and love always, Gail

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for stopping my dear Gail! Hugs and love right back at ya`~arild
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:24:00 AM

    Good morning Arlid.... I'm not to fond of leaves laying on the ground.. waiting to be stepped on... life is short.. all the air we breathe comes in short seconds of inhalation... how about them leaves, surrendering the space they occupy.. only to freshen the air we breathe. One simple task is all autumn greets us with... what a mess...lol....always..pd

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol,am not fond of it either..think it got to me as I was standing on my patio staring at my garden..you`re right:what a mess!~arild
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:52:00 AM

    At seventy-seven, your words have extra strong meaning! Kudos!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for your comment,Jack.Nice to see you here:)
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:32:00 AM

    deep thoughts in this one, Arlid. At this time, my father is dying, and your poem brings to mind, that it is just a part of life. No one comes to life without accepting death. hugs, Catie :)

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 11/10/2012 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    so true,Catie.do we accept life if we don`t accept death at the end of it? my thoughts and prayers to you and your father my friend.hugs and love,arild