Deciduous – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

 

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Maybe you’re not late.

Will you trust Mother Earth

with Autumn’s end

even when you don’t feel ready?

Maybe you are right on time

keeping the cycle.

A tree with your own falling leaves.

Maybe your season is happening

just as it should be.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2019

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38 thoughts on “Deciduous – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. I love the perspective of your poem, Ali, the way you address the deciduous tree, and that you don’t specify what species – a beautiful metaphor for the human condition. I especially love the lines:
    ‘Maybe your season is happening
    just as it should be.’

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    1. Kim, thank you so much for your feedback. It’s always interesting to hear what others receive from my words. Nature has a lot to teach us if we are paying attention. Thank you for the inspirational prompt to write from

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  2. Ahhh, accept the “deficiencies” of an aging human body … “just as it should be” …
    This is beautiful, Ali. Thank you.

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    1. V.J. I believe that we have an opportunity to learn from this day and at the same time find the small beautiful in complicated circumstances. I hope my words provided you with lift. Take care.

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