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Autumn and the Leaves
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By Geneva Poynter
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Autumn and the Leaves

I used to love fall and raking the leaves,

The brisk winds and the outside chores.

Now my back and knees and arms have their peeves,

So I have the yard guys do it.


Now that’s just not satisfying to me,

But it’s the life I must lead now.

The red flowers in front and bumble bees

Speak of autumn as I go out.


It’s cool tonight – I think I’ll light the fire,

Watch the flames and daydream a while.

For dream castles – think I’ll find a buyer?

They’re mostly dreams of yesterdays.


Maples turning red – on my way to church-

I wish those leaves would stay longer,

Because each autumn, I go there in search

Of that tree I like so much.


The most beautiful one they’ve now cut down.

Years ago I took a picture.

When I pass there now it’s without a frown.

I just go home and look at it.


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Submitted: Sunday, September 26, 2010

Last Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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