Septembers Dreams Autumns Regrets........

For Rollie

Why is it that way....Just having to be
older
than my intended years
Contradictions abound between old souls
and an apparent lack of fears
You taught all you knew of gambling
the luck of the Scotts rolls the dice
And she the Irish Mother of us all
would only give in once or twice
But each day ......the furrows in the brow
the wringing of trembling hands
Excuses to the collectors ........bargaining
to keep our home ......our lands
You said ..."got to have the fire in your belly"
the tiller held tried and true
But the directions we would travel
all destinations without a view
But I loved you...... like I love September
a spectrum of beauty in the blaze
Just a warning of whats to come at the
end of autumns days
You could've been described as seasonal........
changes like the sea ......the sky
Just why would we expected summer
as the winds of Novembers ply
Now though .......whatever comes my way is
fine ....or goes away too
And like the ghosts of autumn ........
remind me all of you





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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Your words roll like a river, soothing with their rhythmic and smooth continuum. This sentimental ballard for Rollie speaks clearly of your compassion and deep affection for a person who has had so much influence that recollection and connection come with the seasons. You never cease to amaze with your talent with words and your compassion which in your poems become one.

Ahorseback, you are amazing and inspirational.


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Tracy Robinson 5 years ago from Box Springs, Georgia

Storng character. Old Soul. Part of you, no doubt. Happy Autumn.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fennelseed , Hey girl , I hope that you are well. Just a little story about my Father . Oh man, I will blush if you say another word. ;-} The trials of life are amazing and I don't have to tell you this .Its amazing to have known such a man as my Father , The best ~the worst combined. I am so happy that I can give you something ~ as you do right back! Hugs for Fennel,....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Tracy Robinson, Thank you , you are so kind.....:-}


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

I have dedicated a poem and some images to you in my hub, Clouds are not clouds - a poem for ahorseback. A poem for your memories of your Father, your Grandfather and your Brother. I know that clouds are special to you also. I hope you like it. :)


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

An ode to Summer! Or the end of it. What another piece of beautiful poetry.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , As I age I find that I am way to reflective of life,got to be careful , Thank you for always sharing! I love the fall , but winter follows....:-}


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

Great words that leaves one feeling peaceful in accepting that seasons change and people get stronger! :)

Awesome job! I voted up, up and away! :)

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