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Autumn, In Another Year Of My Life

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jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
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Spring, Texas


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Autumn, In Another Year Of My Life

I saw the Snow Geese in ragged formation
fly by today, listened
to their noisome honking and cackling
as they spoke about…whatever geese have to say;

I heard the wind pass through the trees,
kissing the leaves goodbye, and
watched the leaves in their muti-hues,
falling, falling, rocking to the ground,
then blowing in swirling eddies,
round and round,
finally coming to rest against the house,
a bush, my feet.

I felt a chill in the wind,
thought I saw North Wind himself
in the clouds, puffed cheeks
expelling frosty air, and knew
that fall was definitely here.

I heard crows off in the distance,
in the forest, cawing harsh displeasure;
poor hawk or owl
drowning in that cacophony of sound.

I listen to Blue Jays chortling
as they bounce from branch to branch
in the huge live oak dropping it’s crop of acorns
for the deer to browse tonight.

Autumn, in another year of my life;
the knowledge that you’ve shared it with me,
your hand held in mine,
standing here in the wind,
and the leaves,
and the sounds,
just as we did fifty years ago,
in this spot, on this day,
when we said the words,

“I do”.


© wesley james beard, jr.




Note: We're only at our 44th this year; 50 fit the mood better!
© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 818
In The Mirror


1 posted 09-22-2017 03:21 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Beyond the seasonal observations, which were attractively articulated, I felt your happiness, Jimmy. The kind of happiness where one might smile warmly without showing their teeth. Having familiar ground beneath your feet and a woman for all seasons...many of them. (I came back to clarify, Sir. I meant I hoped you would have many more "seasons" with your wife, NOT more women. )

...and that epic promise to close.


...just bein' Bluesy

[This message has been edited by Bluesy Socrateaser (09-22-2017 06:48 PM).]

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 8194
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 09-24-2017 10:40 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Call me crazy, and you won't be the first, but I "felt' like I was "watching" you paint a watercolor of the autumn scene and putting in "a happy tree" here and "happy little leaves" there. The love you have for your wife and contentment with your life permeates this peace, I mean piece. Warm and wonderful, this one Jimmy. ~L
nakdthoughts
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since 10-29-2000
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Between the Lines


3 posted 09-24-2017 06:00 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I understand, We are at 47 years, though your poem is very fitting even now....only here in lower Pa, it was almost 90 degrees so not a cool wind just warm breezes...with everything else you described.
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
Posts 498
MI


4 posted 10-02-2017 04:37 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Such loving and beautifully painted heart words Jimmy   Your words have warmed my heart as I read ~ Much enjoyed ~ Alana
2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
Posts 6298
by the sea


5 posted 10-02-2017 06:56 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

i definitively love the consequences of looking at nature and fall, your poem makes everyone looking freedom, and respecting his past, such a great reading
yann


 
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