A Tree in Autumn

Just sharing a beautiful poem posted by T, the cowboy.

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A leaf breaks away
and floats gently to the ground
Another drops off
and whirls lazily around

As each one falls,
the tree stands a little lighter
As branches slowly bare,
rays shine through a little brighter

The tree sighs and stretches,
“I feel so alive, a bit lonely but free!”
“My children have blown away,
There’s nothing left to worry me”

Suddenly it stops in surprise,
a thought has struck anew
“Where are all my friends?
Perhaps they’ve flown away too?”

“The robin, the sparrow,
the bluebird, the cat —
What infamy is this!
I wonder where they’re at?”

It ponders the puzzle in silence
as the drizzle turns to snow
Autumn turns to winter,
the earth now barren and cold

But soon a red bird, a snow bird,
a rabbit come to call
Finally it hardly misses
its old friends much at all

Seasons come and go,
the…

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More of the Same

Every night I relive and forget

More of the same everydayness.

— Wintertime in the little Paris of the Tropics.

Things haven’t changed, it’s the same blues and bossa nova

And the songs they dreamed in May.

Yet I’ve seen deeper depths; heard quieter

Silences; went through darker times

Than this same and old today

.

ML

Amethyst Ring

Kaleidoscopes and purple shades,

Violets and crystal glass — by the sea in a windy evening. 

Ghosts come and go,

But I am alone facing infinity


You brought back the secrets buried
In an era to forget.

You brought back the dream once cherished,

The unnamed fears and the unknown

The scent of sea, the sky above me — all the gods with no end 

Shine with sadness and wisdom

.

ML