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Gone Away Again

Updated on September 19, 2013

The humming birds have gone~

Away again~

There is a chill in the air~

The delicate bird could not bear.

I have put on a second layer~

To keep the nip at bay~

My flip flops I suppose look odd~

As this is an unusually cool day.

As I sit in the space on the porch~

I often frequent during my days~

I see nature change~

As the fall moves in~

While the summer fades farther away.

The resident squirrel has been aloof~

Not showing much of himself for~

The last few months~

However now he~

Ravages the propeller seeds~

From the Japanese maple tree.

I am on more caution now~

As I brave the newly cold air outside~

For thoughts of the bears~

To visit more often~

Scavenging food~

Preparing for their winter sleep~

In the caves some where?


I notice now the sun starts in the morning~

Shinning in a different spot. ~

Starting its dawn~

Playing in the dew drenched leaves~

With bold rays splashing through the varied trees!

Another season as life goes on~

Comes at us fast~

When I had hoped for slow~

We age each passing spell~

I know oh to well.

Aging is no different for my Siamese kitty~

Who now I notice rarely ventures past the porch steps~

As it is obvious at fourteen she has now become deaf. ~

Yet I wonder and chuckle a bit~

How the yard’s remaining chipmunk~

Knows? ~

Seeming to make the cat a fool~

As Mister Chipmunk made his home~

Right under the porch stoop~

Easily living under poor pussy’s nose~

While the cat sleeps on the settee~

The chipmunk freely comes and goes.

Now my coffee cup again empty~

I glance around once more~

Before I go back inside the kitchen door~

Again I see the Humming bird feeder~

Hanging there with plenty of clear red food~

Indicating over again the absence of~

The delicate bird~

Who I not too long ago saw~

Playing, eating and going up and down~

Mating in the summer’s sun with out error or flaw.


Again I pine for the summer heat~

Realizing only that the autumn now has it beat~

Knowing soon more things will change~

Even I soon will have to put something on~

My bare feet which will freeze~

Rather just not looking strange.

The humming birds have gone~

Away again~

There is a chill in the air~

The delicate bird could not bear.

By

Lisa J. Warner

AKA

Lisa Luv

CopyRight9/18/2013@LisaLuvLLC

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      tillsontitan Thank You so much... I feel your spirit as a joyful one! and you have brought me great joy! Have a great day!

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      tillsontitan Thank You so much... I feel your spirit as a joyful one! and you have brought me great joy! Have a great day!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Beautifully done Lisa. I felt every word as I sit here in my flip flops freezing ;) I'm missing the hummingbirds already and they just left.

      The photos you selected are a perfect compliment!

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Oh wow nighthag... Thank you so much for the very high compliment... May you have a lovely day...

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      K.A.E Grove 4 years ago from Australia

      I'm not normally one for such poems that describe the seasons and all that, but I found this incredibly layered and touching

      My hat is off to such a gifted writer

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      shanmarie Yes they do... thank you for the read! May you have an awesome day!

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      How lovely! Seasons come and go quickly, seemingly faster as we age.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You so very much CraftytotheCore ...may you have a beautiful day!

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Stunning Lisa! I love the pictures you added to your poetry too. It was well put together and a beautiful presentation.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Yes life goes on....aviannovice Thank You for the read... May you have a wonderful day!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Another seasonal movement that we will actually embrace as time passes. It also gives us food for thought, as we will soon prepare again for next year. The time for nature's sleep will soon begin, and it will burst forth before we know it, and we will be able to kiss the sun once again, as it gets nearer, and we awaken refreshed.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      teaches12345 & Rolly A Chabot Thank You both for stopping by to read...It gives me a thrill to have my poems looked at.. and you both are so thoughtful and kind with your comments. May you both ENJOY the Fall season.... HUGS to you both..and blessings..

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lisa... very fitting as we again approach the time of year of harvest and the cooler weather starting to move in. Love the addition of the photos as you welcome us into your world...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I miss the fall season and your photos have put a "ping" in my heart thnking about it. Love summer too, but the coolness of autumn is wonderful. Lovely poem. God bless you.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Dahlia good to hear from you sweet spirit...All is well with me...I am blessed... Hope you are doing good also... HUGS...and have a great rest of your day!!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poem Lisa, love the pictures too. Hope you are well my friend. Sending you love and hugs x

      Dahlia

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Eiddwen Thank You...You are very kind... ENJOY the rest of your day!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh Lisa what can I say once again except that is truly beautiful ;voted up and shared as always.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      We owe it all to the Creator...and I think it was the HOLY SPIRIT that sent your words to me..Thank You for being a blessed vessel. Thank you for all your kind words .. and here is how I used your words in the later comment...

      "Good Day Peeps! Happy Fall!

      Words from a reader friend to help introduce this latest poem of mine

      “The Creator is so magnificent, and awesome!”

      Blessings to all! "

      GOD Bless you mabelhenry

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      mabelhenry 4 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Hi Lisa: Good morning. You don't have to steal them (smile) you can use them to the glory of the Creator. It is a blessing to be of assistance. All of nature sings the Creator's magnificence and fulfills its own role, so let's join in, and thank, and praise Him along with them for all of His splendor through our expressions. Your poem speaks of.....The majesty of the Creator.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      mabelhenry~~What a delight to hear from you and your wonderful words... As a matter of fact I might steal your words "The Creator is so magnificent, and awesome! " to introduce my poem to some of the groups I belong to. I hope you don't mind. Its like your words are what I was trying to organize in my head to say this morning! Thank You so much and may you also have a grand day! Blessings....

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      mabelhenry 4 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Beautiful! We must bid Summer to pass, and embrace Autumn. We too must change as this season rapidly changes and reminds us that it is gone away again. The Creator is so magnificent, and awesome! Thank You Creator for all seasons, and all of their properties. Have a grand day!