The Song of October

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 04, 2018

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The Song of October

The world is slowly shifting
Oppressive heat is lifting.
I inhale
the final fading sighs of summer's breath;
Such a glorious death is autumn.

I find myself helpless;
no words to capture this seasonal rapture
that grips my heart in cold.
Waves of red and gold swirl around
Like memories that surround me
So clear they astound me.
Concealing secrets I have never told. 

A sky so peaceful blue,
protects me like a cover.
Or else a deceitful lover,
appearing safe and inviting,
when in truth so bitter and biting;
enveloping my senses in chill.
Such a thrill to feel so real, so warm
but then comes the storm
so sudden and strong, to make me forget
that warmth could ever exist.

Deep intakes of breath
sustain me with air that is stunningly crisp
So sweet I can't resist
this poison that swells up inside me.
I'm alone.
A witness to beauty and pain.
Metallic rain of leaves
that seems to be never ending.
A branch in the wind, unbending
eventually will be broken.
Words that will never be spoken
evaporate from rosy lips.
Deadly heartbeat fading fast...
And now my eyes will close at last.

Such a Glorious Death is Autumn.


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