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Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are falling,
there is sadness in my heart.
Red passions, golden memories
have gathered to depart.

The chilling winds of winter
blow across a barren field,
stripped of all its splendor,
of the beauty once revealed.

Flowers painted yellow,
blossoms pink and white,
just dust between the furrows
in the slowly dimming light.

Free to sail the heavens
no longer bound with slings.
Black bird into emptiness 
I soar on broken wings.

written 11.28.2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 1/25/2017 2:47:00 PM
Lovely, Fran. Congrats on your fine win! Sandra
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Date: 1/24/2017 4:04:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Francis. You describe this feeling in such beautiful words. I love "soar on broken wings". Agnes
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Date: 1/24/2017 2:27:00 PM
Picturesque imagery!!! Congrats Francis, for your placement in the contest!!!
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Date: 1/24/2017 10:06:00 AM
soaring on broken wings can sometime free us...congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 1/24/2017 3:54:00 AM
This is truly a beautiful work of art Francis! I think that it speaks to the soul, reflects the sadness we have all encountered at one point or another in our lives. Outstanding! I have to fave this one! : ) 7
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Date: 12/9/2016 8:26:00 PM
wow, this is really good work, Francis. Glad I stopped by to see your Autumn poem tonight.
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Date: 11/28/2016 8:36:00 AM
Like this a lot. Great images.
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 11/30/2016 10:16:00 AM
Thank you, Phil. ...Fran
Date: 11/28/2016 8:29:00 AM
Such sadness in this poem Francis , yet peaceful too. Well done.
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 11/28/2016 10:15:00 AM
Thank you, Hiedi. ...Fran