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In the Autumn of my Life

Elaine George Avatar Elaine George - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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In the Autumn of my Life

I walk
through flames
of autumns’ sweet refrain-

That break beneath
a weight too much
to bear-

Where-
I tread in solitude
and mourning there-

Along a path 
of maple trees
and scented air-

As
I recall the life 
that we once shared-

~~~

And in 
the twilight hours
I see
the beauty of it all-

In every
autumn leaf
that softly falls-


~~~~~


In loving memory of:
My Father  - Harold George
Oct 27, 1927 - August 11, 2003

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:37:00 PM

    I REMEMBER THIS...SO VIVIDLY!!! One of your BEST!!! If you recall...We discussed it when you wrote it. To my favs

    George Avatar Elaine George Date: 2/22/2014 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Frank, so nice to hear from you. I don't spend much time at the soup these days - too many other irons in the fire at the moment. I do remember your comments when I wrote this poem and I want you to know how much they mean to me. Your friend always, Elaine
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 9:26:00 AM

    Elaine, this is so beautiful and poignant. So well written. Going in my face. Love, Kim

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 2/22/2014 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry. It should say faves.
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:22:00 AM

    Makes me wish I had known him. A perfect ending to a loving relationship between daughter and dad. The acceptance of death as part of life.

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:35:00 PM

    ahhh, like a melody. So beautiful, Lainie. I was surprised when it ended. I expected it to go on. . Well, I am excited to see your book and I hope these delicous treats you showed me today will be in it! Catch ya later.Andrea

  1. Date: 8/31/2008 12:22:00 AM

    Very wistful writing ..one to read again and again theses next few months.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments Elaine