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October skies still reflect in your eyes the way they once did on that day we were wed. Autumn's bright leaves recall fond memories of sweet days together even through stormy weather. Once we were young, with our songs still unsung As we wondered, "How's it feel to grow old?" Nights fell, the months turned, new calendars came, Now leaves in chill weather, in love, fall together in orange, red, yellow, and gold The sunrise has faded, our sunset is near The springtime has passed and the winter we once thought we'd fear is now here, this love we still share brings a tear. The season's deep magic hides changes within, A rose's young bloom that won't open again, like children that change right in front of our eyes - the soft painted ceiling of October skies. // My grandparents had an October wedding. This song was a gift to them on their 60th anniversary. // written October 1979

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Date: 12/1/2020 12:07:00 AM
We are in our 60’s, this is a lovely tribute to love and passing time. ‘Leaves...in love fall together’. bitter sweet, sums it up. Nicely done
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Date: 11/20/2020 10:24:00 AM
Hello John Watt, this is a lovey song for your grandparents wedding. 60th anniversary! You know not too many couples reach this millstone. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/20/2020 3:56:00 PM
Hello John, my sister and brother-in-law are married 50 years. Your brother-in-law really have been married a long time. 74 years ! Wow! Enjoy your evening my friend.
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John Watt
Date: 11/20/2020 1:09:00 PM
So true, Darlene, 60 years is pretty amazing to be married that long. My brother-in-law's parents were married 74 years! Thank you for reading my poem and leaving your thoughtful comment. Enjoy your day, my friend ~ John
Date: 11/19/2020 9:57:00 AM
John, back with congratulations and kudos on having the #1 Poem on the Top New Poems list. Such a beautiful tribute to your grandparents who have left you with wonderful memories and an incredible example of committed love! Blessings!
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John Watt
Date: 11/19/2020 1:12:00 PM
Sam, thanks for coming back to the mound to pitch another inning! Grateful for your friendship and your constant encouragement, my friend.
Date: 11/18/2020 11:39:00 PM
So beautiful! I loved the subtle emotions! Takes my heart away every time I read...
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John Watt
Date: 11/19/2020 8:09:00 AM
Thank you Kavira, what a kind thing to say. It's nice to meet you here at Poetry Soup ~ John
Date: 11/18/2020 12:13:00 PM
Congrats John! You made in its place on most popular poems. Home run dude.... Pangie xx
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John Watt
Date: 11/18/2020 12:27:00 PM
Your appreciation means more than any list, dear Pangie. Thank you for sharing your generous heart. Hugs ~ John
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 11/18/2020 12:14:00 PM
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Date: 11/18/2020 11:32:00 AM
Loved your poem, so evocative!
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Date: 11/18/2020 12:26:00 PM
Thank you, Beverley. It's nice to meet you ~ John
Date: 11/18/2020 10:47:00 AM
Simple beautiful.
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John Watt
Date: 11/18/2020 12:25:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and kind words, Milton. It's nice to meet you. I love your avatar of the Sonoran desert, one of my favorite places I have hiked (Sedona, AZ) ~ John
Date: 11/18/2020 9:31:00 AM
So beautiful John. The passage of Life through Time, matched to the changing of the Seasons. I so enjoy poetry of introspection and feelings. It reveals the poet to us sharing a soul. New to Soup as of Sept 2020 and searching for bearings. I just found a poet to follow. Mikey
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John Watt
Date: 11/18/2020 11:46:00 AM
Thank you for coming to my page for a visit today. It's nice to meet you! ~ John
Date: 11/14/2020 4:41:00 PM
Hi John This piece took my breath away. You expressed a beautiful lifetime of love that couples experience from their sunrise years and their sunset....gorgeous write!
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Date: 11/14/2020 4:56:00 PM
It's nice to meet you, Nicole. Thank you for the very generous words regarding my grandparents poem. ~ John
Date: 11/12/2020 12:10:00 AM
Amazing, I almost held my breath reading it, caved in on the last four lines, found myself smiling whilst holding back a tear! The tribute finally got me, however...touched my heart, beautiful piece of writing John congratulations. A true Best.
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Date: 11/14/2020 4:55:00 PM
I'm very touched at your reaction to my tribute poem, Nicola. Thank you for taking time to read and reply with your very uplifting comment. It's nice to meet you here at Soup; I hope to read your poem for your Granddad soon ~ John
Date: 11/11/2020 8:50:00 PM
WOW!! What a fantastic poem, John! Congratulations on being 1st place of best new poems :)
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Date: 11/11/2020 9:20:00 PM
Thank you for your sweet note and affirmation, Akkina! Your words bring a smile ~ John
Date: 11/9/2020 8:31:00 AM
This is simply beautiful John, it must have been a winner in the contest, now the number 1 best new poem, I've been behind in my reading and commenting but I truly missed this beauty. You should put music to this it's great!
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John Watt
Date: 11/9/2020 1:19:00 PM
Wow, thank you John for your heartwarming words. There was music at one time, though long forgotten. It's probably on one of my cassette tapes from the 1980's in a shoebox somewhere in my cluttered house! I appreciate your friendly comment, my friend
Date: 11/6/2020 7:19:00 PM
This amazing verse is such a marvelous tribute and celebration of love, John. It's a Fave for me. Congratulations. :)
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Date: 11/6/2020 9:33:00 PM
So kind of you to visit, and bless me with a fave and a lovely comment, Evelyn. Thank you, my friend!
Date: 11/4/2020 11:49:00 PM
I love how your emotions melt with each vision of October and especially how the season changes at the end. This is a mesmerizing treat for my heart dear friend. A fave for me! :)
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John Watt
Date: 11/5/2020 12:03:00 AM
I thought of you as I posted this, dear poetry friend, with the way you love and honor your family and forebears in poetry. I'm so happy you could read this. It does my heart good to know it was a blessing to you today. Looking forward to getting caught up with you ~ John
Date: 11/4/2020 1:02:00 PM
Hi John. I have been away for a week and even prior to that I was preoccupied with several things that kept me from reading PS poets as I usually do. I am sorry. During that time you posted these beautiful lines. I read it aloud and repeated the last line several times. It is poetry!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/4/2020 2:10:00 PM
I smiled at your response. Thank you, John.
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John Watt
Date: 11/4/2020 2:00:00 PM
Jenna, I know you have much to catch up with, and I'm honored you would come look at this one. Don't feel sorry, my friend, we all have seasons where we need to be away. Your poetry is always a joy to experience and your comments are so kind ~ thank you
Date: 10/29/2020 11:25:00 PM
wowowow, you are top of the chart with this one now!!! Congratulations. (the number just turned lucky for me. I can stop coming down here now!!)
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 12:01:00 PM
There's that word again! I so appreciate the encouragement and mentoring you have invested, my dear friend. Thank you from the heart ~ John
Date: 10/29/2020 8:08:00 PM
John, Your poetry gives me chills in the best way imaginable my friend. It makes me yearn to read more. I am so happy to see this tender meaningful poem at the top of the best new poems list and I hope it is a podium winner in the contest. I loved it! I am putting it into my faves. Blessings xxoo
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 12:01:00 PM
Connie, my dear friend, I am so honored by the "chill factor" as well as the fave. So grateful for friends such as you who take time to read and comment in such an uplifting way. When I consider the hundreds of friends you have accumulated at Soup, the time you take to send me such an uplifting comment is so endearing. A heartfelt thank you ~ John
Date: 10/29/2020 6:33:00 PM
John, your soul-stirring lyric reflects a love celebrated with rich vibrancy.. through the changing light from sunrise to sunset, weathering days both sweet and stormy, and receiving seasons' gifts of spring through winter - filling calendars with children's birthdays, anniversaries and the stuff of life well-lived - what a beautiful rewarding way to spend a life together! October Skies captures a great love! Your poem captivates with emotions and imagery, dear poet. Congrats on reaching #1, well-deserved! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 11:58:00 AM
I'm so grateful for the deep read you honor me with Susan, and the response with which you bless my spirit! Thank you for taking time to write such poetic comments that both affirm your understanding of my intentions in writing, and inspire me to continue writing. Such a gift your comments and congrats are to me, thank you so very much, my dear friend ~ John
Date: 10/27/2020 6:14:00 PM
Congrats on attaining the #1 spot in 'Best New Poems' with this marvelous tribute, John. ~ Life and Hope, Gershon
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John Watt
Date: 10/27/2020 9:33:00 PM
Thank you for noticing and letting me know, my friend. It was a total surprise.
Date: 10/26/2020 8:54:00 PM
The poem is very alluring great work !!!
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John Watt
Date: 10/26/2020 9:48:00 PM
Thank you for your much appreciated words, Apoorva. It is nice to meet you ~ John
Date: 10/26/2020 10:14:00 AM
Would love to hear this song of celebration, John. Beautiful lyrics, rich imagery all blended into the story of your grandparents marriage. What a gift and wonderful tribute to their enduring love. Congratulations on your first place win my friend! Harvest blessings!
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John Watt
Date: 10/26/2020 9:54:00 PM
I so appreciate your evaluation of this song, Sam. My grandparents were married 67 years in all, and set a marvelous and priceless example of abiding love and faithfulness. I think of them every October. This month would have been their 101st! Grace and peace ~ John
Date: 10/26/2020 5:42:00 AM
- In any encounter with nature, it is a breath of fresh air, John :) - Congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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John Watt
Date: 10/26/2020 9:51:00 PM
Thank you, my Norwegian poetry friend! I imagine the October nature you enjoy is much different than that of southern California! I hope you are doing well. Hugs ~ John
Date: 10/25/2020 11:21:00 PM
Noble praise of long ere, respectfully conveyed, John, my compliments for your honorable placement, a welcomed Fave my friend, Aloha! William
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John Watt
Date: 10/26/2020 9:50:00 PM
Thank you for the kind compliments, and the fave, my friend! Enjoy the rest of your day in HI ~ John
Date: 10/25/2020 9:16:00 PM
John, congratulations on your win, great imagery . Hugs Eve
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John Watt
Date: 10/26/2020 9:49:00 PM
Always appreciate your poetry friendship, Eve. I hope you're having a good week. Hugs ~ John
Date: 10/25/2020 6:23:00 PM
John, I wanted so badly to write a really good poem about this time of the year. Then, I read your poem, and I realized you had said it all...beautifully!
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John Watt
Date: 10/25/2020 8:38:00 PM
Lmilton, it's a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for the kind comment. I encourage you to write that poem in your unique voice from your unique perspective. Write us a beauty!
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