September becomes me ........

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I sit here in the shade of the porch screens , the winds of september swaying the sugar maples and delivering me only the last couple of weeks of summer , a time for reflection . I have just awoken from a dream of the past memories .....no a nightmare , it's been a hard hard couple of weeks . A death , a funeral and the all too familiar memories of life , laughter and loss.

A poem of september


Let september turn her back on me and
walk away , she must have been a woman
no .....no ....bitter I am not
I won't let myself go there
I've never known but beauty in
a woman

And yet the pain I feel right now
is immeasurable
insatiable when once all was but
satiated
And yet this is what life is about
I can only hope
you understand

Once though I was truely a young
and bitter lover ......untill I learned
humility and survived
untill
I found love at least for
awhile

And yes ....love too will outlast me
and thats okay
love deserves that so much
Love will live on beyond
time itself
And I will pass like
september


Like the leaves that fall in total silence
the colors of orange
of red and yellow
on a cool and calm
september
morn










Comments 23 comments

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

I'm not much of a fan of September or Fall, but this was a very lovely poem, ahorseback. Well done. :)


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Beautiful work, and voted that way.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Beautiful... September used to be the celebration of a well spent summer. But that was then. (Sigh)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Again another msterpiece;your final six lines were wonderful as I read I could sense a calmness.

Take care my friend and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Joy56 4 years ago

So many beautiful things about September....... A time for reflection, for colourful leaves, crunchy walks crushing the leaves under our feet, taking out our anger ..........

communicating, with friends. Thinking about you, lost love, lost friends, family....... And then there is all the positives, that make us stronger to keep going..... Loved this hub, always like your choice of pictures. Just took another look and see it is your photo..... It is lovely. Do you take many pictures.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

This beautiful poem gave me goosebumps. I could clearly see you sitting on that porch, smelling and seeing all that is September. My thoughts are with you as you move through your grief of losing someone.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Love is eternal and reaches beyond life here, the silken thread is never broken.

The autumn of our lives brings with it a great deal of reflection

Awesome poem


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. This conjures up so many delightful images like colorful leaves dancing on a breeze. Passing this on.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is one of your most lovely and memorable poems I have read. Thank you Hyphenbird.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Once more my friend you have allowed the words to flow from your mind and to be able to share with us is a joy.

I look forward to so many more to come from you.

Eddy.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ttooms08, Okay now tell me why your not a fan of September ? Thats just not right lol......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Willstarr ! Man I've just got to get off my A$$, and catch up on your writing , forgive me ?.......:-}


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Absolutely!

I too am far behind.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

ahorseback-I am so confused. I know I wrote you about this great poem but I don't see it here anymore?? Anyway, this is such a beautiful piece of work. So many emotions your going through which matches the theme of Autumn. Life has so many ups and downs but we trudge on. I hope your doing well with all your going through. Your in my thoughts :-)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

The ending is so beautiful.

leaves in silence

colors of orange

cool and calm

September

...

wonderful poem my friend.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Beautiful write--especially your last stanza!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Joy 56, Yes september is mine ! I do take a bunch of photos , this one is of Wells Beach in Maine ! I seem to go in spells . A lot of photos , then all writing , Thank you for your kind words , Thats the best part . I appreciate that so much , Joy!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

@Eiddwen , Thank you my dear lady , Your kindness always feels great !

@ Minnetonka , yes I love september , this years is bittersweet though of course . Thank you for your kindness always .

@ Rosemay50 , Thank you ! , yes I agree wholeheatedly !

@Gypsy rose lee , Thank you for that and for always reading my scribbling !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Thank you so much its nice to see you !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwwen , You got it girl , we'll keep doing this !...:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Minnitonka , im afraid its me not catching up with my comments , thank you for being so patient .......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vinaya , I appreciate your dropping by ! and your kind words!....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Audrey , Thank you my dear ! It means alot to me !.....:-}

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