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The Seasons Of Life

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The Seasons Of Life

Life changes as the seasons do, first our youth along with spring
As all earthly things begin to wake, our life also has its beginning
Birds spread their wings and learn to fly, green grass reaches for the sky
We do the same while we can, never stopping to ask why

Like teens do, the summer too, never stops to rest
While they last, we think these years will somehow be our best
Things are in bloom, we take long days cues
Our bodies growing, thinking life lasts forever too

With middle age, brings routine, as does the coming of fall
Families, work and getting gray, as leaves turn color after all
We find those things that we love dear, and bring them near
As all migrating things, do year after year

But the end of life, along with winter's chill
If prepared for, can be better still
Like wild things do, gather things you know
You need and spend it sitting by the fire's glow

©Donna Jones


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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Nice expression about the seasons of life comparing with the things of different time. Loved always.....,bl

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/17/2013 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much...
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 11:25:00 PM
    Very well expressed with fine imagery, phrasing and couplet rhyming. BRAVO Donna! Best wishes, Keith

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/25/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Keith. :-) appreciate you stopping by
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 10:52:00 PM
    I wish the young would read your wonderful poem filled with wisdom, Donna. Thank you for sharing from your heart these truths. Enjoy the weekend! Love, Annaise

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/24/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words...Annalise...I cut firewood this weekend, but did enjoy it...hope you had a nice one...blessings
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:54:00 AM
    Excellent . You have Said the cycle of life very well. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/23/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ravi.....so much...blessings
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 10:14:00 PM
    I love this. It happens just as you say it. We are like the Seasons. Thanks for sharing. I too have a poem here. Seasons Of Life. Lucilla

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/23/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla....:-) I'm going now to read your poem
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:02:00 PM
    I have become addicted to your old- style, homespun, country wisdom, Donna...love the comparison to fall leaves turning colors just like our hair...I am a fan - Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/22/2013 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much tim , likewise...I feel like here we go again haha (fish out of water) among this talent so really thanks
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Yes, it's true .... A year goes so fast ..... do not think it's so long since I was a little girl ...... young girl .... adult ... older .... how many "seasons" do we have - I hope I have some more left .... . A very well written poem my friend Donna. - Have a relaxing weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/22/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise you have a pleasant weekend also
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:22:00 AM
    Hi Donna love this very clever and mirrored wrtie, all the best Owen

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/22/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Owen.....:-)
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
    a very positive slant on aging. I think it is important to embrace the beauty of every stage. So many desperately try to cling to youth and fail to enjoy all the splendor that accompanies each chapter as it unfolds.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by Richard and understanding my silly poem....
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:53:00 AM
    I enjoyed your poem that certainly rings true.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate that David...thanks...have a great day
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Age is the maid that weaves the cloak of wisdomll seasons beautiful if we leave within their limits. Beautiful writing, powerful and though-provoking!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words Demetrios
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:50:00 AM
    Donna like this a lot and the internal rhyme scheme is good...David

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always a pleasure hearing from you David.. thanks
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:29:00 AM
    I am certainly in the winter of my life but it always seems like eternal summer to me! One of the lucky ones I guess! Hugs, Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good for you jack
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:10:00 PM
    I sure do want to be sitting by that fire's glow toward the end, instead of having to work at Walmart as a door greeter or something. haha(it's looking more and more like I will never get to retire) Anyway, I really liked your poem here. It's a great topic for a poem, Donna.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 10:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andrea....blessings.
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Spend it resting with residues comming in from book sales.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/21/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sure would be nice...maybe I'll start that novel... and Dreammmmm it sells haha. Thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Donna, you capture the cycle of life so well. I'm in the next to last phase and at 45 have a hard time adjusting to the fact that "summer" is gone! ;) Loved this! Hugs!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/20/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it Eileen. At 53 I am somewhere between fall and winter.....haha. thanks a lot...for stopping
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 7:24:00 PM
    This is a truly beautiful and glorious write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this evening! What a terrific piece, quite a special poem, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/20/2013 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell...tried to do some work on that meter thing people tell me bout...maybe it is better...still open for suggestions
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Hello Donna, a very nice ending. what more could we ask for as time and seasons go by. the fire and after glow, of the years. a good thought and poem, for my aging soul and face and the memories i store... excellent...PD

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/20/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kind as always PD..you wouldn't say an unkind word about anyone...I reworked it some...it is obvious I need some classes or something but I so appreciate all the support...I know you will have many friends round your winters fire....
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 5:51:00 PM
    and one day I will sit with them and let them go... xox :-) ...PD