Treasure Island

Jack Growden

(1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Autumn Leaves


Alas, it has been a season of yawns and weary sighs,
Each and every morning met with dreary eyes;
The sluggish shuffles; the weight of the world upon;
Several moons have waned since hope has shone.

Far too many dawns have passed, it must be confessed,
Which have been welcomed without an inkling of zest.
All that remains is a grim incessant strain
As you see all your vigour trickle down life's drain.

It is now you have a choice: shed a tear and cry
Whilst watching your spirits languidly die,
Or take the deepest of breaths and roll up your sleeves
And begin sweeping away these gaunt autumn leaves...

Choose the latter, I implore, for it is the one that revives,
And remember how ever slow she may be, Spring always arrives!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 30, 2014

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Enjoy! A sad but common issue. Copyright Jack Growden 2013.

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  • Brian Jani (7/13/2014 3:12:00 AM)

    fantastic penwork here enjoyed the read to the last line.keep it up my fellow poet. (Report) Reply

  • Mike Barrett (12/16/2013 11:20:00 AM)

    Jack, I was reading David Wood's poem of the same title and noted your comment there. Hence I took a moment to review your poem. A good write, I loved the optimistic ending. Yu might enjoy my poem, Joe's Camp, it touches upon the impact of fall's beauty on a poet's Soul. Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (10/19/2013 5:49:00 AM)

    Nicely written.Its hard to get up when you're down on your luck, but you have to believe theres something better ahead. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (10/18/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem. These are very inspiring lines:
    'Or take the deepest of breaths and roll up your sleeves
    And begin sweeping away this gaunt autumn leaves...'
    Have you read any of mine? (Report) Reply

  • Jack Growden (10/15/2013 3:56:00 PM)

    Thank you for your feedback! It is greatly appreciated. If you enjoyed autumn leaves, perhaps you would also enjoy The Willow, Mournful Lament, or Driftwood at Sunset. Again, thanks for reading and commenting! (Report) Reply

  • Jack Growden (10/11/2013 2:26:00 AM)

    Thank you sincerely for the feedback. I am glad you noted that I write for the common person to read and enjoy, for that is my sole intention when writing. Keep updated. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph T. Renaldi (10/10/2013 12:41:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading my poem titled Once Upon An Autumn Day. I enjoyed reading your poem Autumn Leaves. It is somewhat different from most of the poems written about the Autumn season. It was well written. Keep up the good work and continue to write poetry for the common person to read and enjoy. Take care.

    Respectfully,
    Joseph T. Renaldi (Report) Reply

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