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Whose Fault is it Anyway
by David Lee Thompson
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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This poem is about autumn and aging.

 

Whose Fault is it Anyway

Autumn’s trees are being
stripped bare once more.
Whose fault is it anyway?
The wind? Rain? Or just that time of year?
But does it even matter what I think?
Mother Nature will have Her say, regardless.

I, too, am well within the third season.
And whose fault is it anyway?
Did my father’s passion
demand my very existence?
What opinion did I have regarding the matter?
Naught. So, God had His say, regardless.

Frost bites the leaves and whitens my temples.
And whose fault is it anyway?
Has Winter and Father Time
come to nibble and cover
with lips of silver and paint of old?
Will I never be allowed to express my views,
or forever will it be the way it is now, regardless?

© 2009 by David Lee Thompson


 
 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 4/14/2009
Masterfully written as the seasons flow through the lines, and the message skillfully woven in. Nice and refreshing and full of insight.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 1/29/2009
The inevitability and power of Nature...and of aging...
This is beautifully expressed.

Love, Diana
Reviewed by John Leko 2/23/2008
...well written poetry...of seasons circled...in fullness they come...with wishes to express all...before winter in its final round...becomes one.
excellent David...
John





Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/11/2006
Nicely written...my temples too are becoming a bit silver...enjoyed your write. I am an appalachian author also. I am currently finishing my first book of short stories and poetry about growing up in the hills of Kentucky. I too am a teacher, we seem to have much in common. Anxious to read more of your work.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/24/2006
Once of the best poem on the inevitability of certain things. Very, very well written.



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