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Stark Endings on an Autumn Wind

Burnished bronze, tarnished teal,
flare warnings yield to winds of steel.
Their urge to jump, to flee and hide
cuts off the warmth for suicide.

They leap and land at such a cost,
far flung debris- refulgence lost.
They shrivel brown, dark fibers done,
decay beneath the wayward sun.

Their shredded shells in supine piles,
small hells ignite by human wiles.
Gray smoking wraiths slip out to sigh,
soar off to smear the flannel sky.

Green progeny will take their turn.
One chance to live is what they earn.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 3/14/2010 8:32:00 AM
Congratulation Gerard on this fine poetry of yours placing in this win !!!!! Awesome !!! james
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Date: 3/5/2010 1:28:00 PM
Dear Gerard, my congratulations on your well-earned featured in the Soup, this week!! Great job, as usual! How's the music bus? My sm doesn't work, still. e-mail me: dimples-10@hotmail.com. ... Peace, Audrey
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Date: 3/3/2010 11:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your featured peom this week. Ernilando
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Date: 3/3/2010 8:14:00 AM
Loved the activity in this one.
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Date: 3/1/2010 9:01:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the October 2009 PoetrySoup International Poetry Site Contest Gerard. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/28/2010 8:46:00 PM
Congrats Gerard on your winning poem and placement in the Poetry Soup contest.. an excellent write and win ..enjoy..luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup
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Date: 2/28/2010 3:57:00 PM
Vivid use of imagery for a powerful poem. Congratulations on being one of the winners in the Soup contest. Enjoy your honor. Wishing you many more. Karen
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Date: 12/22/2009 3:24:00 PM
Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Gerard. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/21/2009 10:54:00 PM
Dear Gerard, Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie
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Date: 12/21/2009 9:15:00 AM
Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty
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Date: 12/21/2009 12:41:00 AM
Congrats on your first round contest success Gerard.Rgds Brian
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Date: 12/20/2009 1:26:00 PM
This is an awesome write. Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Gerard! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/20/2009 10:53:00 AM
Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Gerard >> James
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Date: 12/9/2009 11:44:00 AM
Many congrats on your featured poem this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 12/9/2009 2:53:00 AM
Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W. Nutter
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Date: 12/8/2009 4:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Gerard. May you have many more. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/7/2009 12:19:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being featured >> James
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Date: 12/6/2009 11:59:00 PM
Congrats on your feature poem this week Gerard.Rgds Brian
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Date: 12/6/2009 11:52:00 PM
Congrats on your featured poem! ***Danielle***
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Date: 3/20/2009 1:12:00 PM
Very nice, the flow is wonderful.
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Date: 3/16/2009 11:35:00 PM
wonderful write! the imagery is excellent! ~ Arany
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Date: 3/16/2009 9:17:00 PM
"Flannel sky" love this line. Very well written keeping the reader on the edge of their seat! Awesome. Smiles from Lolita
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