Join Free! | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  W. Craig Reed, iRobert Mills, iGreg Pendleton, iDilip Dahanukar, iDarden North, iKathy L Wheeler / Kae Elle Wheeler, iHarry and Elizabeth Lawrence, i

  Home > Nature > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

David Lee Thompson

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 59 Titles
· 192 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

David Lee Thompson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Nine Inches of Snow and the Ebony Princess
by Gracie McKeever

An empathic young nurse driven to help and heal others since childhood after watching her mother languish for months before finally succumbing to cancer, Aziza Lopez abho..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Mind Travels
by B. B. Riefner

This is a collection of short stories about misfits, geniuses and intellectual snobs always seem to find their way to their heavens or hells. Each story is preceded by a ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Nature)
  1.  Flood
  2.  ...the sound
  3.  Just Nature
  4.  Butterfly
  5.  More sounds...
  6.  The Balding Locust Tree
  7.  A Walk With Dogs
  8.  The Crossing
  9.  Lilacs, Lavender & Lace
  10.  One with Nature
  11.  There is Too Much, Too Much Air Around Me
  12.  A Woodland Chat
  13.  Spring in the Country
  14.  Trees
  15.  Brilliant Sparkles
  16.  Happy First Day of Spring!
  17.  Butterfly Blues
  18.  The Muskrat & The Cotton Mouth
  19.  The Majestic Weed
  20.  Seasoning

Whose Fault is it Anyway
by David Lee Thompson
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by David Lee Thompson
•  Remembering Magnolias
•  Snow at Seventy-one
•  My Father, Jack
•  The Great Blue Heron
•  Christmases Without Margaret
           >> View all 42

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











Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

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.

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 fullness they come...with wishes to express all...before winter in its final round...becomes one.
excellent David...

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/11/2006
Nicely 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.
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.

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.