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Dear Fall...

Updated on June 8, 2016

Oh dear, please don't go... not yet.

I'm not ready. Is it really that time again? Surely I just slept too long!

I look through my window, see your back and I tell myself I will not be able to bear your parting, not again.

But somehow... I will manage, of course. I always do. I slog my way through the greater part of the year without you.

But tell me this, my favorite friend, do you think of me while you're gone? Do you even remember that you've left me sitting here by my window waiting for your return?

I remember everything about you.

Your smell: Whether day or night; it's crisp, like the bite of an apple.

Your taste: like cinnamon and warm bread, baking on an open hearth.

Your sound: possibly my favorite; leaves, crunching under foot... and laughter. There is always laughter when you're close by.

Your cold like snowflakes and warm like a campfire; throwing sparks into the sky, keeping my back cold, but my hands and face warm.

And then the look of you... you are a vision, a magical feast for the eyes. As if God Himself has thrown from the sky, gold doubloons made of parchment. Red rose petals as light as paper, falling from trees.

Please, come back to me.

Why you come and go so quickly, I'll never know. Surely you were meant to stay longer. Have you broken a rule, that you must take flight before I have had my fill of you?

I will be here. I will be waiting by this window when you return. For if I leave this spot, I might miss your recurrence. And I would never forgive myself if I was not here to welcome you home.



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      Sed-me 2 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      Ah, new clothes, new grade... I had forgotten about this aspect. You gave me even more reason to love it. How lovely. Thanks for commenting, Audrey!

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Sed-Me Your description of Autumn is filled with descriptive phrases that paints a picture for readers. I like Fall, as it usually is fairly warm. and trees and bushes and other greenery fill with color. It is the time when school begins in many places, and kids get new school clothes and new teachers. Your narrative makes readers long for that season, and your description of your wait makes readers see you at the window. Blessings, Audrey

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      Thank you for visiting anglnwu. :)

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      anglnwu 3 years ago

      Great details about fall that make so many people love this time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      Thank you Ed. Fall seems to have the ability to make us feel young and old at the same time. Thanks for reading. :)

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      There just isn't another season that is so awesome as autumn , I remember the leaves to beneath a very young boys feet ,those leaves free for the collecting in a book between pages , kicking along through them smiling , and my first broken heart beneath the leaves of the same very trees as a teen . Now days a walk in the fall is like living a life all over again . Autumn ,like a poem I guess ! Thank you for the reminder that there are others like me who remember. Nice writing !

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      Jill Freeman 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Me too! I was born and raised in New England and was an avid skier as a kid. I live in the mountains in PA and the views and colors are breathtaking - but I agree on the cold! I still have memories of last winter's single digits!

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      I have been to Penn. and I can imagine that fall is amazing there. I am in TN and it is pretty awesome. I love winter too, I must say, but the older I get, the more I don't like being cold. :)

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      Jill Freeman 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I feel your pain! The colors are beautiful here - but I know that winter is around the corner. Time to light some candles and give thanks for the beauty and comfort of fall and brace ourselves for the coming of winter!

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      Thank you Audrey... it's going to leaf us soon. It's not fair. :(

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Fall is my favorite season! You capture it's flight here so well.


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