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Autumn's desires

Autumn's desires

Your amber-umber eyes, penetrate me
as saffron sun sets on faces, ashen
Your suspicious mind raves with jealousy
as pumpkin winds chill our summers passion
your love transitions to winter's fashion.

Fire and ice keep flowing through your bold veins
Wild imaginations portend cold rains.

I dream of your ruby-red crimson lips
my mind won't rest until you have returned
the  touches from your ginger fingertips
we can rebuild the bridges that have burned,
then, we will laugh at all the lessons learned

I think of your flowing cinnamon hair
mem'ries of our home, and you being there.

John Derek Hamilton
September 16,2017

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Date: 10/17/2017 7:05:00 PM
I like that gut check you included. "Your suspicious mind raves with jealousy as pumpkin winds chill our summers passion" Were those pumpkin winds blowing in the right direction??
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/17/2017 10:10:00 PM
No as the next line talks about winter fashion, code for cold front coming on, brace for a chilly relationship. Thanks for the nice visit and comment, nice to "see" you Michael!
Date: 10/10/2017 5:40:00 AM
Beautifully colorful, this poem exudes the warmth and coziness of Autumn for me.
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Date: 10/10/2017 2:32:00 PM
Thanks Gayle, I appreciate the nice visit and comment!
Date: 10/8/2017 7:24:00 PM
Great title and excellent verses that fill the mind with images of a raving beauty that rivals that of Nature's many. Closing verses golden too.. A fav my friend..
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Date: 10/8/2017 11:22:00 PM
Wow thanks so much Robert, I do appreciate the vote of confidence, coming from you, that is an honor!
Date: 10/7/2017 7:48:00 PM
This was just so gorgeous. I've come back to fave it!
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Date: 10/7/2017 9:37:00 PM
Wow thanks so much Andrea, I really appreciate it, funny it didn't place in the contest, guess everyone but the sponsor liked it, oh well, cest la vie!
Date: 9/30/2017 7:54:00 AM
Very emotional and lyrical, John especially, ginger finger tips. i wish you luck in the contest!
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Date: 9/30/2017 9:54:00 AM
Thanks Ralph, I appreciate the visit and nice comment!
Date: 9/28/2017 11:54:00 PM
This is so lovely, John. I love the colorful words and those "pumpkin winds".
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Date: 9/29/2017 1:07:00 PM
Thanks Carol, yeah pumpkin winds, I never realized how good it sounds until I got lot's of feedback. Funny how we write and then someone else appreciates it, and comments on it, it gives us an outsiders view which is sometimes helpful. Thanks for your kind comment!
Date: 9/27/2017 1:04:00 AM
John, I love what you did with the words and emotions invoked through the colors. Wonderful!
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Date: 9/27/2017 10:58:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, It seems, now that she's gone that's all I can write about! I appreciate the visit and kind comment!
Date: 9/25/2017 4:32:00 AM
Expressive (and impressive) rhyme royal that suits the contest nicely. Love the way you kept shifting from descriptions of her to those of the fall ~ splendid!! Have a great day and good luck.
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Date: 9/25/2017 12:28:00 PM
Thanks Phil, I appreciate your kind visit and positive comment!
Date: 9/24/2017 7:05:00 AM
Nice piece of poetry, John! Love the line: "the touches from your ginger fingertips". All the very best. :) john
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Date: 9/24/2017 7:57:00 AM
Thanks John, I am honored that you visited my page, and left a nice comment, Have a great day!
Date: 9/23/2017 6:55:00 PM
Fine piece skillfully penned John, like the autumnal thoughts too, blessings Gordon
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Date: 9/23/2017 8:00:00 PM
Thanks Gordon I do appreciate the nice visit and comment!
Date: 9/22/2017 7:23:00 AM
Very pretty, John! GL in contest!
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Date: 9/22/2017 9:42:00 AM
Wow a pretty poem, that's a first for me, glad you enjoyed it Kim, thanks for the visit and the nice comment!
Date: 9/22/2017 7:12:00 AM
Very nicely written, John, I'm sure your wife will soon be back:)
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Date: 9/22/2017 9:40:00 AM
Thanks Jo it's very difficult, I appreciate your encouraging words! I hope you're right the sooner the better!
Date: 9/21/2017 9:43:00 AM
A Royal verse indeed my friend...great entry, John old boy...a winner in my court...god bless...^WW^
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/21/2017 4:09:00 PM
Hey WW nice to "see" you pass by again, thanks for the thumbs up on the poem, let's see how the sponsor feels about it!
Date: 9/20/2017 9:06:00 PM
Hello John, you wrote a beautiful poem. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 9/21/2017 9:05:00 AM
Thanks Darlene
Date: 9/20/2017 8:17:00 AM
Well done John, I've never expierenced pumpkin winds, sounds like fall though. You should do very well in the contest. Best wishes...
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Date: 9/20/2017 6:42:00 PM
Hey I had to use the word pumpkin somewhere...lol, thanks for the nice comment Charlie, not so sure about the contest though!
Date: 9/19/2017 1:40:00 PM
- A wonderful poem, John - I read several of these poems ... this is unique ... and I like that ... two thumbs up for you in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/19/2017 8:53:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise I'm so glad you enjoyed it, thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
Date: 9/19/2017 3:28:00 AM
Wow John... This is brilliant.. I like how you started this poem.. nice descriptive write, esprcially that second line... I dont like cinammon though, lol... im sure she has lovely hair though..
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/19/2017 7:49:00 AM
Thanks for the great comment SO, it gives me more confidence in the write funny you never know what others will like.
Date: 9/18/2017 6:13:00 PM
This is gorgeous John. The vivacious imagery is stunning, so befitting the vibrancy of the season with a vein of heartfelt sentiment woven throughout. "pumpkin winds..." is fabulous...definitely trademark worthy:) This is my first ever reading of this form. A beautiful poem, exceptional writing. a fave.. lynn xo
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/18/2017 7:25:00 PM
Thanks Lynn Marie for your generous comments and also the fave. It's my first Rhyme Royal and it was a brainbuster what a difficult rhyme scheme, I'm glad you enjoyed It, It was a lot of work.
Date: 9/17/2017 12:25:00 AM
Clever imagery written here John. This one would be hard to beat.
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/17/2017 8:20:00 PM
Thanks Michael nice to see you again, I wish I had your confidence in the write, too many N/As lately, I'm afraid to enter contests now, I appreciate your generous thoughts!
Date: 9/16/2017 8:45:00 PM
Hi John, a beautiful and captivating write with fabulous rhyme and imagery. Every line is just lovely to read. I really enjoyed your poem this evening! Good luck in the contest.
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/17/2017 8:19:00 PM
Thanks Susan, you are too kind, but I appreciate the thoughtful words.
Date: 9/16/2017 8:22:00 PM
I have been enjoying reading these Autumn poems, John in my humble opinion, your poem is right up there! All the best. Craig
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/16/2017 9:06:00 PM
Thanks Craig I wish I had your confidence in this write.
Date: 9/16/2017 6:07:00 PM
I find this form so hard to write--and you have done so well with how each line flows beautifully to the next line--lovely imagery of autumn as well--very well written, John--a winning poem!
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John Hamilton
Date: 9/16/2017 9:04:00 PM
Thanks SO much Vijay for your kind words.