October 13, 2017


The darkened forest is so bare
and fallen leaves are everywhere.
Wind whistles through the lonely trees –
they twist and turn with graceful ease.
An aging man walks slowly there
amid the sharp and frigid air.
He slows his gait, then stops his stroll.
On him the years have had their toll.
He taps his cane against the ground.
Old Man Autumn’s come around.

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I feel it, when I sorrow most;
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