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Beautiful bursts of death on trees:
Leaves' magnum opus in the fall.
They're ripped from anchors by the breeze
Concluding simple summer life.
They hum short songs about short stints
As bold protectors from the sun
And slowly give us subtle hints
Of cold, gray winter days to come.
Replaced without apology
By birds and buds and boring green
When spring arrives with summer's needs
As we forget these autumn leaves.
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
Read by the Author
Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 and read on Friday, October 11, 2013. It's an allegory comparing the brevity of the autumn season and the bursts of color to a magnum opus and life seeming so long, yet short in hindsight.
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