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Grace of November ( A Poem)

Updated on October 2, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

The grace of November comes with gray skies and pouring rain, grief and discomfort and all that mess, worse than the falling leaves. The spirit of the dead tormented in purgatory, detained in the fires of hell. Souls are deeply worn-out, the pain is frightfully intense. But, this is simply a passage of time and all will be well in just a matter of time. ~

Crisp and golden leaves gracing the earth~
Crisp and golden leaves gracing the earth~ | Source
Contemplating by the lake~
Contemplating by the lake~ | Source

It’s November-dull and dark.

Why is November so gloomy?

T'was in November

when I braved that lazy mist

high up that evening.

T'was dreadful.

It's November,

every morning is meeker

than they were,

quite hiding in smoke and haze.

The sky is chill and drear.

I dread November.

T'was in November and

it's haunting me each year.

I’m braving the feeling,

I'm trying to step forward

but there are times,

I’d collapse into sorrow.

I am who I am at the moment and,

the next moment will always show up.

All days are what they are.

It’s not fair,

while some are having a good time

and enjoying their arrogance,

others suffer.

But, what's fair in life, anyway?

Unknowns are put in life for a reason.

Answers aren't always available.

There are some greedy, ungrateful people.

Yet, I remind myself to be always grateful.

It's hazy and it's gloomy, it's November.

It's so strange that autumn is so beautiful yet everything is dying...

The grace of November comes with gray skies and pouring rain, grief and discomfort and all that mess. But, this is simply a passage of time and all will be well in just a matter of time.
The grace of November comes with gray skies and pouring rain, grief and discomfort and all that mess. But, this is simply a passage of time and all will be well in just a matter of time. | Source

Copyright@ CrisSp~TM/11-2012. "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

© 2012 CrisSp

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      jesusmyjoy: I love your Hub name...thank you for gracing my page.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Lisa! You are lovely!

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      Betty Bolden 3 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      amen

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      LOVELY!!!! sharing...

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you livingsta! I can't wait to see the color of spring...cheers!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I can understand that feeling, it will all be well in a few weeks! Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing this, voted up and sharing!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This is a lovely piece!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello aviannovice! Pleased to meet you and thank you for dropping by. You're right, this temporary gloom let us appreciates the brighter side, which is forthcoming. Appreciate your comment and hope to see you again.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Maybe it is Debbie. One thing I know...this too shall pass. Thank you for gracing my day. I'll see you in the next hub stop. Love from the sky~

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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Dear Cris ~ Could it be a touch of seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) can bring on the gloom when the skies turn gray, the chill in the air waiting for snow, and the shorter day turn a smile into a frown? Blessings, Debby

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Haze and gloom also allow one to look forward to what is on the other side of the coin. Your sentiments are well written and clear.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello My Lady! Happy to see you here and thank you for gracing my November with your lovely words.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely Poem - It will soon be spring and the sun will shine brightly on you. Meanwhile, enjoy this season of festivity. :-)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Lord. Grateful for the mintha for without which, I wouldn't know and appreciate the beauty of the next season and all of God's natural wonders. See you on the next hub intersection.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Another year that ends soon. November the mintha taht brings leaves and shades of a full moon, in cold and windy weather. Great words and marvellous inspiration with a gloomy flair, but great!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Sai! That means a lot. ♥

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      sai 5 years ago

      im proud of u Crissp!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Cathy. Nice to meet you.

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      Ms. Immortal 5 years ago from NJ

      Enjoy your poem. Very heartfelt and true we all have gloomy days once in a while.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, that is the sweetest and the saddest as well ahorseback. Actually, you're the coolest. Thank you for coming by and for this beautiful compliment. You never fail to put a smile on my face. *hub hugs*

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      I fell in love once in november

      and the grey mists

      became a color of joy

      Yet although that love lasted not

      I still feel novembers need to

      toy

      It is a cruel and evil month

      for sure and reminds me well

      of her

      But like all the novembers

      this one will pass as well

      of that we can be sure

      Your poem is way cooler !+++++++

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Sue. I guess, you are right, we just have to accept it and so be it. Keep smiling.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi CrisSp

      A beautiful and insightful poem.

      "Unknowns are put in life for a reason." We may not understand them and I don't know if we are meant to. Maybe we are just to accept it is part of life.

      Voted up and away

      Have a great week :)

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @Valleypoet: I just realized I wrote: "Thank you for dropping by and for kind your words." You obviously see the mistake there. That's why, I'm not a big fan of responding or commenting on my blackberry. But, I'm a sneaky person sometimes (lol). I sneak out to check my HP using my BB. Anyway, pardon the typo error. It should read: "Thank you for dropping by and for your kind words."

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello! I didn't know I have a cousin on HP. Lol! *joking* Pleased to meet you "Your Cousins" and thank you so much for dropping by. Appreciate your comments and yes, we'll look forward to spring and summer.

      Happiness always!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hey Michelle, thank you for dropping by. I'm sure you have a lot of sunshine in your part of the world compared to us here up north. But hey, it'll be just a matter of time and soon, soon my friend we'll certainly see the sun again. Thanks again and for sharing as well.

      Love from the sky~

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      Your Cousins 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I like the way you compared your saddening moods to the seasonal changes of November. I am not a cold-weather person so I can't wait for the return of spring and summer!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      You've just echoed what I'm thinking. Life isn't always fair...and it indeed looks hazy sometimes. But at least the gloom doesn't last all the time, and with every new obstacle comes new hope. That's what we look forward to! Thanks for sharing, and I share too!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Greetings to you Valleypoet. Thank you for dropping by and for kind your words. See you around HP.

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      You have captured the mood of November really well in this poem CrisSp. Best wishes to you in these dark months, and here's to a speedy return to sunny Spring evenings:-))

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thanks to "hawaiinO" for that. I very much appreciate it. Pleasure to meet you xstatic. *handshake* Thank you for coming by. I'll surely see you around HP. Stay warm.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Just discovered your writing on a comment left on a hawaiiano's hub. This is great and fits perfectly with this windy rainy November Oregon day.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Epi dear, couldn't thank you enough for your kind words....love to you from the sky~

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      November is alright with me because it has you (and your fabulous writing) in it - and for that mattter - the rest of the 11 months with you ain't bad either !!!!! lol

      Sending you warm wishes and good thoughts from lake erie time ontario 4:12 pm although I consider November - a gateway month to winter - as April to me - is a gateway month to spring - and your hallowed hubspace is just a gateway to more great writing

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      MizBejabbers, thank you for letting me feel, I am not alone. I wish I could send you some sunshine but there's none here. It's only past 5PM and it looks and feels like it's 10PM already. *sad face* . Tomorrow though, I'll be in the Caribbean for a day and I'll keep you in my thoughts when I get there. *hugs*

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      QudsiaP1, I'm just not a winter person though I love the scene of winter. I prefer the sun and the sound of the chirping birds--they're gone down south now and so is my energy :( But, here you are warming up my mood by dropping by. Thank you so much...enjoy the beautiful weather in your part of the world.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you newusedcarssacram. Nice to meet you.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      It is indeed Gypsy Rose and that is why I am very appreciative of spring and summer...at least I know, they will come pick me up. Just like how I very much appreciate seeing you here. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you my hawaiianodysseus! It feels great to know that I am not alone in my nostalgic mood. I am hopeful that it's not going to be an arduous quest for inner peace and harmony. When I was younger, I thought I knew all the answers. Now, that I'm older I don't even remember what's the question. And, this is life my friend. Love to you from the sky~

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      That's great Mhatter. Keep on dancing...whatever will make you and Arlene happy. Thank you so much for coming by. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Vocalcoach, it's good to see you. This is a positive sign that you're feeling better now. That's wonderful!

      Thank you so much....feeling the warmth of your words. Hugs back to you my lovely. ♥

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      MizBejabbers 5 years ago

      And December, January, February, and March! You've described all of them for me with a lovely poem, but I think you express my feelings of going into this period beautifully. I just don't like cold weather. Voted up.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      I love the pictures, I love winters but that might be because we have summer all year round. :P

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      newusedcarssacram 5 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      Wonderful Poem...Nice work!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Wonderful poem and great video. With every season there is some beauty but I agree out November here is certain turning out to be dark and gloomy and rainy.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I like the parallel mood shared by the season, the poem, and the poet.

      In the autumn of my life, I wax nostalgic for the "small kid" days in Hawai'i. Ah, how fleet of foot is Father Time!

      Thanks for sharing, CrisSP! You've got literary range, and your writing shows it!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Absolutely! This is why Arlene and I did a lot of dancing during this time. And, as you will find out, your poem become truer with the passing of years,

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Such beautiful pictures to accompany a deeply felt poem. I love your choice of words you use to express your truth. If you were here I would give you a big warm hug! Great job!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback, I am all smile reading your uplifting words. I know, I know it will pass.....patiently waiting and holding on. Thank you so much. You really made my day!

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Ah My favorite little black dress writer , and she gets the blues ! It will pass Chris don't let um get you ! Think sun , sea , sand , warm ! We won't let the blues win ! Awesome write !......:-}

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I know eh...we'll wait together patiently....soon, spring will sprung! Thank you carol. Stay warm and out of the dark! *hugs*

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thanks HoneyBB. I'm taking it as a test of patience. I am the enduring one, after all. Appreciate your kind words for sharing and voting up. Lots of love to you~

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I do love spring and summer too. Spring is my favorite season of all. I'm not sure what am I doing in this extremely cold place but as I said, this too shall pass and before we know it, springtime is here. I will join you in your reflection with a grateful heart my shiningirisheyes when it is time.

      Thank you for gracing my day.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for letting me feel, I'm not alone craiglyn. Love and light to you.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I'm glad you enjoyed it Rich. Thank you for coming by. I am a hopeful soul and hoping as well to attain balance and stability in our current political and social turmoil.

      Peace and love to you.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Crissp love this. The most depressing month to me is January. Waiting for spring to come already! Great write.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      No Faith, we must never give up hope--never and I'm listening! Thank you kindly.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Eddy!

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      Honey Halley 5 years ago from Illinois

      Great poem. Tackling these winter blues is an exhausting task. You have a wonderful way of expressing it! Thanks for sharing. Voted up++

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @Jennifer, Lol! I got it and will definitely go kick some leaves, indulge in the sweetness of cinnamon sprinkled marshmallow, sit by the fireside and surround myself with beautiful creatures. It's a beautiful world after all! Thank you so much for dropping by. Love~

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Rand,I have no other avenue to express my thoughts but to write and by sharing it, feels like taking the fish bone stuck in my throat and I'm somehow relieved. And, then there are other caring people ((like in this community) who help diminish the feelings by appreciating our work and feeding us back with positive outlook. All of a sudden, we feel good and smiling again. So, you keep that lovely smile!

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Love and Light to you~

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I know Jan...and we simply have to learn to beat it and whip it good with courage. Thanks for coming by and voting up. Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you so much Bill. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. Yes, marching on! Hub hugs!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Oh Crisp - Such a deep and relate-able poem full of heartbreaking reflection and remembering. My month is June. Although I always loved Spring and Summer, June is my month for melancholy reflection and tears.

      Voting up

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      Lynda 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, November with it's short sunless filled days can make one feel gloomy; so we try to get through it the best we can, while trying not to wish our life away. It's hard. Thank you for saying how I am feeling! : )

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I enjoyed the poem, and the times are dark, but I truly love November. I'm just not sure about the future ahead. We'll have to stay optimistic and do what we can to change the path it's heading. That's all we can do. Great Job!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful and profound poetry here dear one. My goodness this one is just wonderful on many levels. Love the pics and the great video.

      We know that these dark times will come, but we must never give up hope----never.

      Voted Way up and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful I really enjoyed this poem and the song choice too.

      Here's to many many to follow. I vote up and share.

      Eddy.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Great poem written with lots of emotion... I agree with both Bill and Jan here, and also, no matter how low we feel at this time of year, there are things that can make it seem a little better... lighting fires (in a burner, fireplace or fire pit outside of course...), all the colours of the leaves as they fall, running into a big pile of swept up dried leaves and kicking them... (I recommend this last option, it feels really good, but probably best avoided if the "sweeper" is around unless you want to help sweep, lol), getting those lovely big woolly jumpers out... and eating big hearty meals like stews that are saved for colder winter months....

      Voting up and stuff and sending a warming cyber hug your way, all the best, Jen

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting and intriguing. It's not that I want to dwelkl on your misery but the strong heartfelt words have me feeling your pain. Thank you for sharing, Cris! Love the pictures!

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      There will always be some times in the year when we feel the blues! The years come and go and like bill has said we have to move forward.

      Loved this unusual poem. Voted up,

      Jan

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And so it goes, one year to the next, lessons learned, mistakes made, triumphs experienced, and we move forward....always forward.

      Lovely poem Cris; it's always a pleasure to read your poetry.

      bill