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by Lee Garrett

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

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It is life's way to triumph in its surrender.

Frail, the autumn
stem breaks in
a frigid wind.
the leaves,
in burning tones,
spiral earthward
upon our heads.

Frosted pumpkins
piled, waiting
by a scarecrow
ever brave.
Barren branches
claw the sky,
the sun sinks into
an unmarked grave.
her waning strength,
the Earth withers
in solitude.
The life she craves
cannot stay;
it must be planted
before death intrudes.

So another season
may return
from the seeds of
sacrifice; she
forfeits the game
accepting the desecration
of time's passage
as hope's dread price.

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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/12/2003
Lee this is a awesome write with such splendid imagery poetically portrayed of the season...Love it!
Reviewed by Robert Montesino 8/12/2003
Wonderful poem Lee!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/12/2003
As summer leaves us I look forward to Autumn with your poem. Your words are paintings for me.

Reviewed by Toris Okotie 8/12/2003
explosive, luv it
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 8/12/2003
This is a gem, Lee. I'll save it in my library.
(It's is ...) (stim=stem).
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 8/12/2003
What a have captured this season so well!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/12/2003
Lee, outstanding write. WOW!!! is summer almost over. My, how time flies.
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