Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

A Blanket Of Gray


A blanket of gray covers the sky,
With lighter patches, few and far between.
Gloomy, overcast, from horizon, to horizon.

A north wind blows steadily all day,
Trees are almost bare, yet,
The sense is of incredible beauty.

Long gone is summer, Autumn has arrived,
Red and golden leaves, statuesque silhouettes,
Of dormant trees are all around.

Live everyday, enjoy every breath,
For every season, is different for a reason.
For everyday is a gift, be thankful, always.

Submitted: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Edited: Friday, November 11, 2011

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (5/4/2014 10:15:00 PM)

    Remarkable format of three-line stanzas and the meanings presented superbly with the words you chose. I like how you painted the scene and the very inspiring message in your last lines. Perfect. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (12/11/2013 5:52:00 PM)

    Ah, finding beauty under a blanket of gray, lovely. Read mine - Leave Leaves - and - In Season -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Claudia Krizay (11/23/2011 6:10:00 PM)

    What a wonderful message this poem gives! ! ! ! Everyday is a gift to be thankful for- that is so true! Treasure each and every moment- this poem makes me happy to be alive!
    -Claudia (Report) Reply

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