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Autumn

Dark undertones contrasting lighthearted wit 
An interesting sight, the sort that I fit 
I’m not quite sure what it is about the autumn 
But life becomes better as the fall begins to blossom 
Change of color admits change of life 
And end of struggle with the end of strife 
Like the ombre tint of a bipolar tree 
Mood swings from depression to ecstasy 
Green fades to yellow…to orange…red…brown… 
A bright cheerful smile converts to a frown 
She withers to the ground like a dying leaf
Winds blow away a life full of grief
We juxtapose this vehement orange on black 
Always moving forward and never looking back 
Trees rain down their leaves of fire 
Flames from the heavens in burning desire 
Empty pale sky reflecting her mind 
A lover’s pure heart she’s hoping to find 
But wandering,
                                Wandering, 
                                                           Searching, 
                                                                                     And yet, 
Finding nothing.
Glacial brisk air mixing with heat of passion 
Brain formulating thoughts in an unladylike fashion 
Cold tipped noses hovering frozen in time 
And the closeness of lips in youthful prime 
Feelings indescribable in the silence of day 
Walking a golden path of shame on display 
Critically knit sweaters of an endeavoring matter 
Season’s new appearance she’s hoping to flatter 
Forgetting the past with a sweep of the hand 
Moving towards improvement of a higher demand 
Leaving summer’s heat for the serenity of fall, 
Then abandoning harvest for winter’s crude gall 
Black of the night and stars high above 
A deepening soul with the sparks of old love 
Change brings happiness, a multitude to bear 
But death will soon encroach hand in hand with despair 
So hold on to the moment, lest it escape too far,   
Before the foliage disappears and you forget who you are.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/12/2018 4:24:00 PM
Excellent imagery and use of language, you are a talented writer as shown in this brilliant Lyrical poem Hannah...delightful.
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Hannah Gigstad
Date: 11/12/2018 7:04:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 10/27/2018 7:55:00 AM
You have heard "you had me at hello?" You had me at the first line. I FAVed this poem before I went any further. Sometimes in your heart, you know a poem is written for you. This one you wrote for me. I love it! Thank you, and welcome to Poetry Soup, Hannah.
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Hannah Gigstad
Date: 10/28/2018 7:54:00 PM
Thank you so much for the kind comment! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, this poem means a lot to me :)