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September's End

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September's End

as the morning rose
charcoal feathery clouds
blended with the ebony backdrop
of night

the yellow shimmer
of the falcate moon
offered little light

the air was thick
with smokey white trails
that lifted from damp lawns

my mind drifted
like tires on asphalt
trying to remain grounded
on the roadway

another gray Monday 
setting my mood
this last day of September

memories bled
less red than the edges
of  these clouds
as the sun began her rise

my thoughts shifted
much like this day
life towards death
then back again

the pink splashes
in sun's wake
reminded me of you
and your wake

the air chilled me
like a kiss from cold lips
as they part from life

yet memories warmed me
like the touch of sun
as it beat down
from skies that now
match the blue of my own eyes

the clouds have all faded
much like life did
from eyes that closed
that final time

though the trees
are changing like the times
i see through the green
the orange, yellow, red
peeking through the edges
awaiting to take flight in the wind
and spiral down
grounded in death

the air is thick this morning
as i choke on tears held back
in remembering September again

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 6:27:00 PM
    I'm sorry this September day was so sad for you. may color and joy come back. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:04:00 PM
    enjoyed your poem and win....Linda

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Ah me Sandra...This suggests the loss of someone very near and dear to you? An elegant, wistful and beautiful write my friend... I am SO glad to see you entering contests and getting the recognition you deserve...From your #1 fan - Tim

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Very emotional read....congratulations on your win....

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Sandra, you are such an impressing poet.. :) Congratulations! --LOVE-- ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 1:37:00 PM
    I like your imagery. September has passed away. Good poem

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Just beautiful, and heartbreaking! I like all of the metaphors for death and the death of a season. A fantastic picture that you've painted here, Sandra! I loved it!...Thank you very much for reading my poem, and for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 9:16:00 AM
    Stunning!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:42:00 AM
    this is a grand reflection on a single morning....very well done.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:39:00 AM
    The month of November overtakes my all in a similar way. This was a heart-wrenching, reflective writing. Wonderful job!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 12:40:00 AM
    this must be the one you told me about. I just love it , Sandra. Knowing how special this one is, I must fave it. To tell you the truth, I would have at least half your poems on my fave list, but I think I will wait for you to put all your poems in a book!! And I will buy it!

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 9:03:00 PM
    The memories warmed me like the touch of the sun, enjoyed this sad and moving write, Sandra