The Season of Changes

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Every Autumn fills
with browns and reds,
yellows and oranges;

Sweeping leaves
and a steady wind
blowing through trees.

Halloween decorations,
candy corn, and costume trials
as little ones prepare

for changes in the air.
Days lead up to celebrating
another trip around the sun,

yet this season is another reminder
of all those years ago
when we lost you.

Years collect dust rings
in the corners of my mind, so many
things that could have been shared.

The warmth of your embrace,
the gentleness of your hands,
all we lost when cancer captured you.

No longer a smile beaming,
distant eyes,
a dream that no longer bled truth.

Doctors predicted six months,
then three,
it turned to mere weeks.

Sam was no more than a week old
when she greeted you. Pictures snapped
we lost but still haunt.

We didn’t need them to prove
an ending met a beginning, it
was part of our story to carry on.

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kimberly

Sun 11th Oct 2020 21:54

Thank you Stephen 🙏🏻

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 11th Oct 2020 14:41

A stunning poem. A tough read but a joyful one.

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kimberly

Fri 9th Oct 2020 22:01

Thanks, Martin, for reading, and am glad you enjoyed it. 🙏🏻 This time of year is usually everyone's favorite, a reason to celebrate and enjoy the changes. Not all changes are easy to swallow.

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Martin Elder

Fri 9th Oct 2020 19:24

a wonderfully phrased piece with some great lines

Love it

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kimberly

Fri 9th Oct 2020 15:06

M.C. - the joy of days before smartphones and social media.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 9th Oct 2020 13:07

As with most things in this life - you have to have been there to know.

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