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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-

I tread in solitude
and mourning there-

Along a path 
of maple trees
and scented air-

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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007

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Date: 10/31/2019 11:25:00 AM
Amazing poetry, a calm grief, a way to invoke peace on a loved father in his last abode! may God have mercy on him.
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Date: 2/22/2014 9:26:00 AM
Elaine, this is so beautiful and poignant. So well written. Going in my face. Love, Kim
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Kim Merryman
Date: 2/22/2014 9:33:00 AM
Sorry. It should say faves.
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.
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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
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Date: 8/31/2008 12:22:00 AM
Very wistful writing to read again and again theses next few months.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments Elaine
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