Learn More

Erik Rittenberry


Autumn


It was starting to change.
I walked nonchalantly
down the park sidewalk
under the tired oaks
in the late afternoon.
Dead leaves scurried past me
as the wind pressed my back.
The night,
with its jealous moon,
has begun to push away the sun
sooner in the day.
And the cool breeze
reminds me of what was…
what no longer is.
The summer is dead
along with its many sins
its vices
its crimes.
The abhorrent heat,
which has ripened
the vilest perversions of life,
has gone away.
The sun,
with its merciless vigor,
will no longer burn,
will no longer deaden the
the vitality under my skin, and
finally, will no longer set fire
to the ones I love.
It’s the dawn of Autumn,
the leaves have begun
their colorful turn.
Smokey chimneys fill the
gloomy nights,
and the jacket clad people
cover up their summer stains.
This all reminds me
of what is no more,
and I’m now immune.

Submitted: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Edited: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Autumn by Erik Rittenberry )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. A Case Of Murder, Vernon Scannell
  4. A Little While, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Candadi Kelidara Vistara, Shishunala Sharif
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. I Knew a Woman, Theodore Roethke
  10. Beautiful Inside, Paul Holmes

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Imprisoned!, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Afghanistanstuck, Ima Ryma
  3. To Speak With You II, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. To Speak With You, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Virtuous Acts, Leong Ming Loong
  6. Your Paradise Is Met, Naveed Akram
  7. Who Needs Rains In Heaven?, G. AKANJI OLANIYI
  8. Prevention is better than cure, Leong Ming Loong
  9. Twittering Among Feelings, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Living Passion, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]