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Autumn's Fall: A Poem

Updated on September 24, 2012
Art by Beca Davidson
Art by Beca Davidson



The vines creep around the house,


Dying to be noticed,


Wishing for one last touch before autumn,


A chill runs down my spine and I shiver,


In the cold, my cheeks blush,


The trembling leaves mirror my actions,


Shaking, screaming with color for a moment,


Until they leap to become a crumbling heap of ashes,


The same color tabby cat purrs and runs to me for warmth,


Or is she a panther, stalking her prey while she can,


For soon, the mice and squirrels will hide away,


Seeking shelter from the frostbitten air,


When dismal grays and icy blues turn fall into nostalgia,


All will freeze in time until the green of budding spring.



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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Lovely write Becca!

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      AudreyHowitt: I'm sorry for the confusion. I wrote the poem, but Beca provided her beautiful work of art. Thanks for reading!

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      MalevolentCure 4 years ago

      You tell this story so beautifully. It's cute, frightening, and true. As a lover of autumn/fall, I really dig this! You're very talented! I'd love to read more of your poetry :) I know you're on tumblr, do you post your poetry on there sometimes? I've not been on there for some time. And, of course, Beca's art is fantastic. Her art often inspires me as well!

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      MalevolentCure: Thanks so much! I've written many more poems here on Hubpages. You can click on my picture at the top right of this webpage and then scroll down to find some. Sometimes I post my poetry on tumblr, but mostly you can find it on the small table at the top of my tumblr page. If you click on it, it will take you to my main page on Hubpages. I really appreciate your interest in my poetry. Thanks for commenting! (P.S. You can also type 'Ebower hubpages poetry' into Google to find my poems.)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Nice work! How fitting that you started with a vine, as this is the effect this poem had on me; as it wove its way through my imagination. Thank you.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      Mhatter99: Thank you! I'm glad it affected you in that way. I did try to write it with a sense of flowing or ongoing words. Thanks for your encouraging comment!

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      Sommer Dalton 4 years ago

      Beautiful, great hub, voted up!

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      SommerDalton: Thank you! :)

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a great poem of the actions of fall. I love the last line and I never really thought of everything freezing in time but this is right on. Great stuff.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      suzzycue: Thank you! I'm glad I could capture the emotions of fall for you. Thanks for commenting!

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      E girl ! This is poer in a few words , I love it !.......Ed

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      ahorseback: Thank you. I'm glad you like it!

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