Joseph Anderson

Freshman - 519 Points (3-12-25)

Seasons Of Life - Poem by Joseph Anderson

How like the seasons is our life,
We face the sunshine, storms and strife;
As seasons come, so they must go,
We are enjoined within that flow.

In spring we start our journey new,
When flowers bloom and skies are blue;
The trees are budding, birds will sing,
With youth in bloom, it's always spring.

'Tis summer soon, we are mature,
Face love and kids, home and career;
It's harvest time, success we seek,
These sounds of summer leave us weak.

Then autumn calls to have it's say,
The foliage falls, the hair turns gray;
The chill descends and soon the frost,
We think, perhaps on things we lost.

Old winter grips with snow and cold,
We watch our destined fate unfold;
As now we near our time to go
And seek life's final afterglow.

Comments about Seasons Of Life by Joseph Anderson

  • Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points Terry Dawson (10/13/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    There is beauty in simplicity! Indeed the seasons of nature are full of parallels with the stages of our lives. Thank you for this poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,804 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (10/5/2015 7:05:00 PM)

    A simple poem with a simple rhyme scheme and a profound theme. Very enjoyable (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Bernard Snyder (10/5/2015 9:31:00 AM)

    Nicely written. Great poem Joe! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Anil Kumar Panda (10/5/2015 9:03:00 AM)

    Very nice use of metaphors while describing stages of life. Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,066 Points Paul Reed (10/5/2015 4:35:00 AM)

    Joseph your poetry is open, philosophic, mature, free-flowing, simple and an absolute pleasure to read (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,491 Points Josey Alfred (5/3/2015 6:34:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing, very easy flow, packed with real life experience, yet simple.very well rhymed and so easy to understand. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Femi Oloidi (11/2/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    God gracious! ! ! I adore the rhyming, its well composed, and it steals the reader away. I normally used to do lots of rhyming when I started writing poems, but as time grew, I had to swerve and try out other ways, that were not made up of to much rhyming, it was hard though, but I broke through, and now, I could say; I could cook up a poem with the both spice. Really I look forward seeing more of ur works. Good luck with ur life endeavours and never forget dat But always believe u could do better. kudos! Kingfemi (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Adeline Foster (9/17/2012 3:44:00 PM)

    I too enjoy you work, Joseph. Thanks for your kind words. Too bad you're to far away to come hear my poetry reading next month in Boonsboro, MD. This one reminds me of
    Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Nurain Ali-balogun (9/17/2012 4:55:00 AM)

    Not often do I stumble into amazing poems like this. Very symbolic and mild in depth and yet, very poetic. I like your style Joseph, keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Asif Andalib (9/16/2012 11:53:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading your excellent poem. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,183 Points Hans Vr (9/15/2012 5:02:00 AM)

    Great poem, Joseph.
    All seasons have their charms.
    Your great poems are like feeding the birds on a snowy day.
    I am sure your readers like the birds in winter benefit greatly from your lovely poetry.
    Excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eindaray Kyaw (9/14/2012 12:48:00 PM)

    I really enjoy this poem
    Melody rhymes and style...and the way you connects the season and the life are incredible! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,215 Points Walterrean Salley (9/13/2012 4:49:00 PM)

    Sentimental. Very beautiful with a wonderful feel while reading. The flow of rhythm and harmony all there. Enjoyed very much. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,000 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/12/2012 12:09:00 PM)

    I like the regular meter, the choice and flow of words, the deep thoughts in life and for life beng expressed here. Continue writing and inspiring us, dear Joseph. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,457 Points Smoky Hoss (9/12/2012 8:56:00 AM)

    Ah what superb wonder, beauty and mystery you've so masterfully woven together in this poem; I absolutely love this one Joe! GREAT stuff indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,456 Points Valsa George (9/11/2012 10:58:00 PM)

    William Blake in one of his poems has compared the four stages of man's life to the four seasons! This is yet another great comparison! Absolutely beautiful! ! We all wait for 'life's final afterglow'! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (9/10/2012 10:33:00 AM)

    A beautiful description of all the stages of life, a lovely write, I much enjoyed reading this wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,717 Points Valerie Dohren (9/10/2012 6:30:00 AM)

    Excellent write Joseph, just about sums up life in its entirety - very well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 380 Points Deepak Manchanda (9/9/2012 1:27:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem for all seasons. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 9, 2012

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