Like The Seasons


Cherry blossom petals torn from the tree,

One epidermis shed in preparation for another,

Stripped bare by cold, remorseless winds;

This Spring made Winter in a mixed up morning.

I see it all through watering eyes, alone,

The sleek grass topped by sleet – a poor man’s dew –

Grapples at my shoes, pulling me back,

Or, perhaps, relentlessly pushing me away:

I no longer notice the details I once savoured.

My mouth is dry, tongue hanging lifeless, limp,

An overactive imagination shattered by simple truth;

Like the seasons, I have been found wanting

Without ever realising I was ever being judged.

29 thoughts on “Like The Seasons

  1. Hi, Richard. Just checking in with you. Yes, taking break from facebook
    but still have my poetry site. Nice write. I recently noted publishers don’t like ‘rhyming’…told me no to bother to send. Still…I rhyme. Guess I will go to my grave…rhyming, lol.

  2. This is a dandy post Richard! πŸ™‚ Are you smiling at the use of that word? LOL I really do love that image and how your words match it beautifully. You’re a writing genius IMO! πŸ™‚

      1. I heard the weather turned bad! Then again better than baking hot. It’s about 90f here today, although it feels less so because it’s windy, I think we’re getting rain. I love rain. I love the sound of rain at night. You are a night creature in how you write, and I am a night creature in my imagination hence our connection πŸ˜‰ even if you get up early and jog and i get up early and ‘try’ to do yoga πŸ˜‰

      2. Alternatively, and IF you believe in the parallel universe theories we COULD have been (childhood friends) in a universe in every way like our own except for tiny changes such as the color of wellington boots πŸ˜‰ it’s a thought isn’t it? I like that thought. Do you believe in parallel universes? I didn’t used to, I figured, why would it? But I read quite a lot of SciFi on the subject … convincing me of the science behind it and then a book by Michael Criton of all people that convinced me it was quite possible even explaining that feeling of having done something before or knowing someone from before.

      3. Because you know purple is my favorite color and they would have been but I was four and I didn’t get to choose πŸ˜‰ (did they even make them in purple I wonder?)

      4. Until wellies became frogs! I knew the ‘inventor’ of the frog-wellie, he actually did not patent it in time and it was stolen by another company! So wrong! Wellie faux pas! Personally I was a huge wellie fan, I’m a traditionalist also πŸ˜‰ no polka dots on my rubber! πŸ˜‰

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