As Love Falls Down: A Poem of Hope, Life, Love, Change and Choices.

Love leaves in graceful tones.

Love leaves in graceful tones.
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Try To Time Your Changes.

'As Love Falls Down' by Pearldiver, is a poem of hope about love, life, change and the choices that we make to help us grow. Change in one’s life can be triggered by many things and dependent on whether or not the process of change was chosen, or was a forced event, its influence can be profound.

Change that directly affects personal growth is usually best undertaken individually, as rarely do two people follow the exact paths towards what represents personal growth for each. Many couples in serious relationships can not conceive growing in an independent manner and therefore often limit themselves and/or their partners in the ability to gain measured degrees of change. In life however, we must always be moving forward, more so as the world via social media and the net, now presents us with potentially more interesting life options and of course, subtle degrees of recommended changes towards personal growth via those options. Change is a positive aspect of life and should be embraced as such, as opposed to being regarded as being a negative factor by many insecure individuals, who fear and often try to control, the potential outcomes of a life changing event.

Change is about choice and one’s need to make the conscious choice of how best to apply it to one’s circumstances and one’s growth objectives. We are all different. Change serves to highlight exactly how different we are and how much we need to adjust, to ensure that our growth is based on positive experiences.

‘As Love Falls Down’ is poem that speaks of change and of the need to act on the natural urge that many of us have to do so. The poem shows that timing is also an important factor in change, as there are times in our lives when for some of us, the timing for change is perfect, while for others it is not. Please enjoy the message in 'As Love Falls Down.'

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Torn... cast to angry winds.

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'As Love Falls Down.'

One leaf flutters down

Without a breeze to guide its way

Twisting happily,

Hewed in reddish golden brown, not blue

It represents a changing world,

Setting forth beyond the tree

Alone, love leaves in graceful tones

So that love will be renewed

o0o

In stormy gales our tree gave way

Battered and tortured she falls

Her trunk cracks in groans,

Exploding shards of splintered heart

In solitude one mother dies,

Love leaves torn, cast to angry winds

Lifeboats of hope seeking safer shores

Together, alone and apart

o0o

If you had been more patient

I would have waited and not left

Though I would have likely fallen

Bruised beneath our tree

If I had only loved you

Throughout the wildest winds,

In still silence, as love falls down

Would you have loved me enough, to set me free?

oo0oo

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In still silence.

I would have waited and not left.
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I hope that you have enjoyed this poem. If so, please take a minute to mark it below. Thank you for your support. Take Care.

*Pearldiver*

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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Beautiful poem. Yes to the power of change and love as we search for more balance between mind, body, and spirit. Sending you yellow butterflies. Peace and Light...Gary.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Gary, thanks for taking the time to read and appreciate this work, my first after several months of non publishing here. Cheers for your support. Take care.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

A big"WOW" from the peanut gallery, here. Awesome poetry, great pics.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Paradise7, I appreciate your compliment and I'm glad that you enjoyed this poetry. Thanks for your positive support. Take care


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Pearldiver, this is a brilliant piece of poetry, change is something all humans have to come to terms with, moving forward in and with it is vital to stop us from following down. I have faced the wind of change often throughout my life and if it hadn't been for perseverance and fortitude I would never have gotten up to take another swing at the plate. I had many a strike out in order to finally reach a home run.

"Throughout the wildest winds,

In still silence, as love falls down

Would you have loved me enough, to set me free?"

Meaningful words to me, I felt each word, I saw your imagery,you stirred the poet in me. Well done, pressed all your buttons but funny and Rated way UP, WAY UP...


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Saddlerider, it's been awhile since I penned a windy piece lol, but I am no less appreciative of such a compliment from such an esteemed and experienced bard. I thank you sir, for your kind comments and for the efforts which helped to lead you here; swinging and showing so many of us your skills. You take care my friend.


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Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

PD, change is one of the greatest fears that we all face and perhaps one day, will be able to embrace. It is at that point, we can embrace ourselves and accept change that occurs within us, around us and amongst us.

Splendid writing PD!

And, I love pushing all your buttons! XD


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! This poem is the first one I have read written by you and I am in awe. It touches my soul. Beautiful.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Beth, thanks for taking the time to read this work and for the great sense of pleasure that I get from your pushing :D Your comments are very interesting as so many allow change to become a limiting factor in their lives, when realistically it should never truly be feared. From my own experiences, I have found that letting go the fear really does tend to catapults one into a far better place.

I appreciate your support Beth.. take care.


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Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

Very beautifully written and interesting poem. Voted up.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thanks for that Denise. I'm glad that you found my work worth reading. If I have managed to breach your mortal exterior, then your soul (I must say) deserves to be touched! Cheers for your compliments.. take care


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

PearlDiver, this was beautiful with such a strong, powerful message. I loved the pictures you have chosen, too. You are such a talented poet.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kulsum, thank you for reading this poem and for your compliment. I am really glad that you enjoyed this work. I appreciate your support... You take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi prairieprincess, I appreciate your kind words and that you took the time to read this work. Ah but you are a very talented writer yourself, so I am humbled by the powerful message that you have given me PP. Thank you for that.. take care.


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

You have a way with words and make me think about myself. Sometimes the hardest thing to do, is love enough to let go. Many of us hold onto what was and not what is in the here and now. It stirred my inner soul. Fantastic! :)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Julianna, good to see you. Thank you for reading my way and if it makes you think about yourself, then it is a pretty good way, I guess. Letting go gets easier each time you do so, though I believe not completely letting go is sometimes equally effective. And then sometimes you can let go, just to change hands :) I appreciate your compliment Julianna... you take care and cheers.


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Chaya Parmessur 5 years ago from FRANCE

Well Pearldiver what can one say to such a beautiful and powerful poem?

I love the message that change sometimes come at the perfect moment in life.

I totally identify with this.

Although your poem is very positive, it leaves me wondering whether there are still regrets there.

Keep it up!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Bon jour Chaya, thank you for your comments and support. Perhaps it is merely the human condition that suggests there is room for a smidgen of regret or self doubt, in such circumstances? Or, perhaps it was simply the author's intention to create that element of wondering in that regard? If you read it slowly and aloud, then the exact context may become obvious? It is after all, the exact way that I wrote it lol.. I'm glad that you enjoyed this work.. You take care. Cheers.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Back again - even more brilliant than before!!

Loved the verse, loved the message, loved the visuals. Isn't it sad that for many - should that be most people? - change is viewed with fear when it should be encouraged and welcomed!


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manlypoetryman 5 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Wonderful poetic words that mark the advent of change. Well done, PD! Voted Up...for sure.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

This poem, as all your poems, is captivating philosophy. I'm taking a phrase with me to keep under my pillow tonight and will come back for more...

"Alone, love leaves in graceful tones

So that love will be renewed"


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Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Hey pd! Guess who! Amazing how

you can speak so clearly to my heart! Thank you so very much..


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful..Change is inevitable and we must flow with it. Thank you...


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh wow, hi Shalini, good to see you here. Thanks for noticing that I had sneaked back in to publish this work. I'm glad you liked it. Yes, I fear, that I don't tend to identify the anchors which people cling to.

I guess that having made so many changes in my life, to allow me to grow and experience, if not just to simply function; I don't now have the same perceived value of anchors. I try to demonstrate that choice in my writing; by writing from the heart and not shying from difficult subjects.

I appreciate your kind support Shalini, I hope all is well in your earthspace.. take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Manlypoetryman, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this work. I'm glad you liked it and appreciate the kind words from those who know how to write and how to drive tractors... you take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Martie, I'm glad that you like my words and feel comfortable with them wrapped around the nape of your neck.. Ummm thank you Martie... so many just leave them on the page.. left there wanting to be.. well, you know.. taken home! :D

You are most welcome and I do appreciate your support. Cheers.. take care.


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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

Beautiful imagery. It's made me think again of the changes I'd like to see in my own life.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Candie girl, thank you to your heart for listening so well. Hope you are okay and enjoying more than my words Candie. How can I not want to write and be heard, when such hearts exist? Be well and take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Always Exploring, thank you for taking the time to read this poem and for your support. Yes indeed, change is an exciting thing when approached with a positive attitude. Take care AE.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi WannaB, Cheers for that. Well if this work has helped spark some positive change, then I am very happy to know that it has started doing its job. Thanks for reading this and your positive comment. Take care.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Beautiful use of words and images.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi 2uesday, thanks for calling by and your comments. I'm lucky.. I have elves down here in middle earth... they do a lot of word building exercises and swear really well if they miss their breakfasts, so I can't take all the credit. Cheers... Take care


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israyfa 5 years ago from Malang Horizon

nice share pearldiver.. i still have difficulty on making long words poem..


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

This is sad but beautiful. You have very beautiful way with words, Pearldiver.Good luck with the contest and congrats for 100 score. ^^ Vote up and beautiful! :)

Have a nice day there

Freya


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi israyfa, thanks for reading this and for your comments. I've found that writing poetry, especially if looking for rhyme, is a lot like love... When you Stop Looking for it, it will come to you! Don't Give Up... Just Stop Trying So Hard.. believe my friend. Take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello there Freya, Hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this work. Cheers for your best wishes and yes the 100 author score is a bit of a bonus. Good luck for you and your entries too. Be well and take care Freya.


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Zac828 5 years ago from England

A beautiful poem that is full of wonderful imagery. At times calming and yet also urgent, it speaks so softly to the reader. Really good.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Zac828, thank you for your kind words and good taste. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this work, as clearly you have found its heart and understood this poem, perhaps even more than the author. Very impressed, I appreciate your input. Take care.


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Charu Bhatnagar 5 years ago from India

It is very lovely, a glimpse of hope set in such a scenario. :)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Charu, thank you for reading this work and for your kind words. Yes, this is quite a deep piece that certainly can be taken that way. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Take care.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Good Morning, Rob....

For me the last line pulls all the parts of this beautiful poem together..." Would you have loved me enough, to set me free? "...I ponder that from my perspective; Would I love her enough to set her free ?...My answer is an enthusiastic YES !!...I have no desire to be the gaoler of my love's life...

Change can only be positive when the benefits are exposed and accepted...In an intimate circumstance that change will affect all involved ( family, lover, friends )...Is it not then justified that one should " look before leaping " when considering change..? An impulsive life changing decision can be the cause of years of regret and sorrow...

As in most decisions in life one must consider the benefits ( and pitfalls ) when weighing and deciding actions that will affect the lives of others in your life circles...

There is another factor to be considered when advocating for change: The inevitable Change Curve...this phenomenon is probably best described somewhere in Google...

Great to see you writing again, my friend...Tight lines, as always...Larry


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello there Larry, hope you are well and life and the occasional fish are taking good care of you. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this work and for your great comments/depth/wisdom. Glad you enjoyed this and yes the last line was intended to do exactly as you called it: to pull all the parts of the poem together.

I totally agree with your observations on change, I wasn't suggesting it should made selfishly and without consideration for others. The aspect of consideration is however, one that should be applicable to all parties. I thought that perhaps the depth of the poem had implied this, though I may be wrong, in that it may be too subtle or not fully explored by the author.

You take care my friend and thank you again for your fine compliments. Tight lines Larry.. thanks.. Rob.


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SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

...beautiful...missed your writing


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Someway, thanks for that, I appreciate your words... Glad you liked this work, I enjoyed catching up with yours also. Hope life is good for you and if you are off to the Goldfields, that you don't forget your pick-axe, your pan and your mule. Take care my friend.


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Jane@CM 5 years ago

Pearl - powerful, beautiful - a great work of art!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

In full agreement with your observation about couples being afraid to change as individuals. I see it often and feel the temptation in my own life. I suppose we have a fear that after our transformation is complete, our lover will not view us the same. It takes trust to get beyond that barrier. Love the metaphorical language: "If I had only loved you / throughout the wildest winds." Brilliant piece. I'm glad to have stopped by.

As for the poetry, it flows like gentle river, occaisionally dipping or swooping side to side.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Jane, good to see you here. Thanks for calling by and reading this work. And thanks for your positive comments here. Be well Jane.. take care


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Doug, thanks for taking the time to read this work Mr Doug.. I appreciate your visit. Yes your own observation here is completely accurate my friend.. and yes change can be considered by some to be worthy of fear. Bottom line is though we all perceive things differently, don't we and I guess in that respect, perceived fears are limiting factors for some, opportunities for others.

Thanks for your support and great comments Doug, you are steadily becoming a great poet and writer.. which speaks volumes for your attitude towards change I guess. Take care mate.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A beautiful poem with wonderful imagery. Your words flow so gracefully.

Loved it


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rosemary, thank you for taking the time to read this and your positive comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed this work, I appreciate your support... cheers take care.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

This poem along with the information and pictures you added,is a work of art. Very thought provoking and useful.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Linda, thanks for your very positive comments. Glad that you enjoyed this work and the subject matter... I try.. to always leave that little hint of doubt or alternative to the verse, so that there is an ambiguity in there somewhere... Thank you for taking the time to read my work Linda.. take care.


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Midnight Lights 4 years ago from USA

I wish it were so much as setting them free. It usually turns out they just weren't that into me. So I don't usually get much choice. Then well, change is inevitable, something unavoidable. :/ Very nice poem though, and I can see from the others perspective now. When you aren't wanted, you aren't wanted, so suck it up and move on. That's the message I received. Silly me though? I try to keep finding out what I did, never to receive an answer.. because like most couples we just don't communicate well, because basically our "objectives" in life aren't the same anymore. I often wonder if our objectives were ever truly the same honestly. So easy to change and leave it seems, yet so hard to stay together even during that process? I guess so.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Midnight Lights, thank you for taking the time to read this poem and for your interesting comment. It is about setting them free and that in itself is the change that is often unseen or ignored by people. To embrace that change one has to let go the very perceptions that they have about letting go, irrespective of how they feel about the circumstances that led to the need to change! Many find this a difficult act as they have not allowed themselves to look at the situation from a less defensive or denial position.

Remember, there are many leaves on many trees and it is the nature of some leaves to let go and the nature of 'evergreen' leaves to not! I hope you get my drift... good luck in your journey.. take care


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

A stunning masterpiece this one! We must never lose hope, even while falling down . . . especially in love. Brilliant.

Voted Way Up

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Faith Reaper, thank you for reading this piece and for your positive comments... I'm glad that you enjoyed this poem... it does hold a significant message and yet leaves it up to the reader to identify it and apply it in a number of ways... as you have.

I do appreciate your supportive review of 'As love falls down' ... cheers for that... take care.. PD


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Beautifully written, and very powerful message there! Very moving questions at the end...... Thanks for sharing!


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Yes I enjoyed writing this piece as it just flowed as fast as I could type it and required only one small change to bring it all back to the theme... Often such writing produces the best as it comes hot of the press and as a deadline piece, has to be constructed right first time.. It just came from seeing a tree broken during a storm... I was more drawn to the wind than the leaves though at first... thank you for enjoying my 5 minute journey.. take care.. PD

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