A Powerful Conclusion

October 16, 2008
By Chris Gutmann, Suffern, NY

Autumn falls brutally
Scraping the earth with change
Everything good and evil is no longer
Inevitable and unstoppable.
Pastel-colored leaves race down crossroads
Crackling and turning into debris
Spreading news to human.
A secret silk speaks a word
That brushes across pale skin
And become whispered in your drum
Wringing your stomach dry.
The bare wood
Showing you the fate of man
What you will become
Fear becomes the woeful truth
Ignorance turns to bliss
Knowledge turns to solemnity
The more that father tocks and ticks
A little faster
The shattered jaded mirror you become
A little thicker
Glass tears fall from the eye of the winter storm
And gone man becomes
Into the blistering wind

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem hoping to open the eyes of teenagers. Everyone should be aware that life is a gift and you need to appreciate it as much as you can. You only get one life and you need to live it right.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Nov. 4 2008 at 3:29 pm
I really like this poem. Its meaningful and was very interesting to read!

snkeeyes3033 said...
on Oct. 20 2008 at 10:15 pm
I think this poem was very interesting in the way that it used the archetype of the human year.


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