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In a big pile of leaves

A faint moldy smell coming from the damp interior

Socks soggy from the wet that crept in the side of the shoe that has lifted away from the sole

Souls put into the effort of jumping feet first into the crackling

Rolling around, breathing it in,

Broken pieces of brittle leaf clinging to our clothes and hair

Building leaf houses then demolishing them

And now, I’m trying to summon up some of that leaf energy of old

But all I get is a sense of creeping damp and cold

and that unrelenting mold of sodden leaves

Where has the crackling gone?


Janet Bellinger

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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Know the feeling!! Am writing this on a gray, soggy day. Nearly all the leaves have fallen. But here and there, brave souls hang on. . .like us? 'Least we have the memory of. . ."crackling!" Luv'n'Hugs, Pea
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I've been accused many times of "never having grown up." That's okay by me. You effectively share your sentiments via your verses, Janet. Thank you for this offering. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
There's a saying something like, "We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing." Live as though each day is a miracle, and the creeping damp and cold won't undo as severely. :) Great write!
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
I know the answer to this.
See that pile of mucky, mouldy leaves. Just close your eyes and jump right in (go on, don't worry about what the neighbours will think) and they will be crackling and autumn-smelling again.
Forget the "inner child," its us that go inside, not the child.
(one who never went inside)
Reviewed by Peter Paton
A splendid and nostalgic write, that takes you back down memory lane...:)
We will just have to summon those hidden reserves of energy ...lols
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand
Hi Janet,
Great poem! Very nostalgic. A longing for that certain vitality we all
once had.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
This sounds like lots of fun and the good old times,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Fond memories and great longings. Well-done, Janet!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
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