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When Fall Creeps In...

September 27, 2012
By live4words SILVER, Bigfork, Montana
live4words SILVER, Bigfork, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about.

He creeps up behind me; I can feel his breath cold on the back of my neck
I choose to ignore him
Even when he paints the world orange and yellow, covering up summers green
I tell myself he is not there
When his frigid fingers grasp the flowers, freezing them until they are gone
I close my eyes and look away
He shakes the trees until they are lifeless and bare
But I pretend not to notice
It is not until he is swept away by the blanket of snow that hides everything
That I know that fall too is gone
Replaced by freezing days and snowy nights
Down coats and wool mittens
Gray skies and white land

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elites5 SILVER said...
on Oct. 21 2012 at 10:18 pm
elites5 SILVER, Langley, Other
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I like how you described fall as a real person's point of view. Very descriptive. Keep it up! :)

on Oct. 19 2012 at 5:01 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 247 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

This poem is very inspiring, especially during autumn. I really like the verses and the descriptions, as if fall were a physical being :)