A Short Poem About Shedding

Finery is fine, but it can be misleading.

You can't mislead me, now or at any time of year, but especially now when I know what's coming.
You can't mislead me, now or at any time of year, but especially now when I know what's coming. | Source

You stand there all decked out as if everything is normal.

But underneath I know you are changing.

I look at you resplendent in all your finery, dressed to the nines.

Soon enough you will drop the pretense, and stand there bare to the core.

You think you can fool me, tease me as some humans are paid to do.

Not me! I know what is coming, and you can't fool me.

I have seen you this way and that way before, and I know you have your seasonal dress...and undress.

Even as you shed it all now, I know it will all be back on again when you are done with your cold conservatism.

You and your kind, the other gorgeous trees here in New England's autumn.


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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Resplendent Fall....

Even leaves leave when it's time to go.
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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I hope I had a little fun to your credit, and not at your expense.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Interesting with a surprise ending!


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Very different, loved the contrast and ending!! Great hub, voted up and more-


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh, Perspycacious, I love this unique, beautiful, piece with the surprising, perfect ending. Truly awesome


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

The thought was in fact mother to the Hub. It makes me smile to be able to surprise you, Curiad, and SommerDalton. We'll see how many other surprises and smiles are in store for today.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Nice!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Amy Becherer and btrbell Some of ur Hubs come more easily than others, don't they. This was one of the easier and fun-to-write ones. Thanks for commenting.


Janhorner 4 years ago

What a beaut; very clever idea. Enjoyed the read, very entertaining and brilliantly penned.

Jan

Voted up!


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

I knew you were talking about trees the whole time, uh, yeah, I, uh, okay so you fooled me. I love the poem. Voted up.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Janhorner and cherylone Thanks for sharing the fun with me, for indeed you make the writing fun by commenting.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Clever ending. Was wondering where it was going. Love the pic.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

So far, the surprise has held solid. Today I drove through spectacular fall foliage here in the Rocky Mountains. Gorgeous, gorgeous, and complete with 7 miles of what is adequately described as a Maine-style backroad. Well worth the rattling and bouncing, and dust!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I wondered if anyone would fall into this trap again, but Hubs age and fade from sight unless some Hubber resurrects them as I like to do with other Hubbers' oldies but goodies.

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