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**[revised 11-19-09] Getting Through October And Beyond - Poem by Tom J. Mariani

What was it about October
That made us think
Spring would not be coming back?

The weather rattled at us,
Leaves fell,
Leaving us feeling

It's not going to get any better.
No amount of experience or
Logic will helped,

Spring last year didn't help,
When the shorter days of
Fall and Winter closed in.

Beyond October?

What was it about October
That assured us
Spring will be coming back?

The weather hinted of changes,
Leaves brave enough
To let go one by one,

Or be pushed in bunches by the wind
Took momentary flight, and
Abandoned their accustomed tree.

They made room for new buds
Provided cover for the soil and
Food for those below.

Lots of work to get ready
For Spring next year and to
Just get through Fall and Winter.

Then came November.

November brought
What October teased.
October warned us,
Rushed at us,

Then seemed to pull back
Like a gentle rolling surf.
On a rough November day
A wave rushed over our heads

Knocked us down and threatened
To pull us far out to sea.
As we floated
We saw the shore disappear.

No one will come to help.
They won't even know we're gone.
'I've got to get to December! '
We scream.

'New Year's Day! Easter!
May Day! MAY DAY! '
And we will
Even if we have no idea

Why or how


Comments about **[revised 11-19-09] Getting Through October And Beyond by Tom J. Mariani

  • Rookie - 26 Points Amy Louise Kerswell (11/23/2007 11:16:00 AM)

    Im not sure that really understand the concept of the poem but it is a good one (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,827 Points Hans Ostrom (11/5/2007 8:07:00 PM)

    Nicely done-direct and plain-spoken, with a great last line. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Walter Durk (11/1/2007 7:06:00 PM)

    Very nicely written Tom, I like this poem. It concisely brings to mind the seasons. (Report) Reply

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Poems About October

  1. 51. **[revised 11-19-09] Getting Through Oct.. , Tom J. Mariani
  2. 52. October Drizzle , Kelly Kurt
  3. 53. Written At Lovere, October, 1736 , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  4. 54. The Hunt For Red October , Chuck Audette
  5. 55. October , Jean Blewett
  6. 56. In October , Bliss William Carman
  7. 57. Dan's Path 5 October 2015 , Daniel Brick
  8. 58. October , Victor Osorio
  9. 59. October , Louise Gluck
  10. 60. To Jon In October , Erica Jong
  11. 61. October , Ellis Parker Butler
  12. 62. Impatient Verses 12 October 2015 2: 00 Am , Daniel Brick
  13. 63. Hottest Day In October , Danny Draper
  14. 64. Fifth Grade: October 22,1985 , Alana K
  15. 65. That Last Warm Day In October , David Kowalczyk
  16. 66. North Wind In October , Robert Seymour Bridges
  17. 67. It Must Be October , Pearl N. Sorrels
  18. 68. October Day , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  19. 69. July In October: Forbidden Angst , s./j. goldner
  20. 70. October , David Wood
  21. 71. A Few Autumn Notes Late October 2014 , Daniel Brick
  22. 72. October , Rose Terry Cooke
  23. 73. Syria - Aleppo, Syria,8 October 2012 , Danny Draper
  24. 74. October 31 - 1991. , Ravi Panamanna
  25. 75. October , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  26. 76. Tuesday, October 28 , Joanne Kyger
  27. 77. October 1903(For Lyn) , Dónall Dempsey
  28. 78. A Beautiful Day In October , Francis Duggan
  29. 79. The October Musings... , M.D Dinesh Nair
  30. 80. A Cup Of Water, Suzhou, October 1945 , Peter Bakowski
  31. 81. October , Joseph Pullman Porter
  32. 82. October Home , MARINA GIPPS
  33. 83. My October Visitors , Diana van den Berg
  34. 84. 3rd October , Edward Kofi Louis
  35. 85. A Letter In October , Ted Kooser
  36. 86. October , Donald Justice
  37. 87. October , Edgar Albert Guest
  38. 88. October 28, Take It Easier , Joanne Kyger
  39. 89. Discovers' Day October 8,2007 , Tom J. Mariani
  40. 90. October Rain , Rene' Bennett
  41. 91. October Landscape , Hiren Bhattacharyya
  42. 92. October 6th 1973 حرب رمضان المجيدة , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  43. 93. October , Alesia Leach
  44. 94. October Twelve , Brenthley Adan
  45. 95. October , Bobbi Katz
  46. 96. October Did The Best It Could. , Aria Siren
  47. 97. October 16 , David Lehman
  48. 98. Written In October 2001 , Francis Duggan
  49. 99. October Awakening , Aldo Kraas
  50. 100. Break Up October 94 , Ray Hansell
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