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When the yellow leaves sped fast
With wings so weak, in the wind,
A darling spell was cast
Upon my fingers, and colours pinned


There was a Victorian house,
The ladies there were lovely, blind
And there was an Autumn rouse
My mind, up to the sky, assigned


There was a chariot unmanned,
Which broke to shards of crystal glass
There was a lamp upon a stand
The fire melted to red mass


The storm was echoing afar
The roads were listlessly leaf-clad
My eyes wielded a scar -
And then, people shrieked like mad


Drops of diamonds fell slow
The girls were dying in the smoke
As I heard a snow dove crow
I watched myself within a cloak


And when the ink was dry
I cried in my secret heaven, wild
My mind was hard to pry
I still am an Autumn child



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Studio_Riet said...
Jan. 18, 2012 at 12:39 am:
This kind of reminds me of a lot of my earlier work. I would just write what came to me, and see what happened. I love the whimsicality of the phrasing and how the stanzas are organized.
 
Wildflower30 replied...
Jan. 19, 2012 at 12:17 am :
Thanks. :)
 
SweetSandyFlower replied...
Apr. 17, 2012 at 12:20 am :
i love the concept, but the secong stanza seems kind of throw together. I still love it all though.
 
Wildflower30 replied...
May 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm :
Really? But how? I would really like to hear. :) 
Thank you for the rest! :)
 
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alligator6 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 12:07 am:
this is absolutely beautiful!
 
Wildflower30 replied...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 12:13 am :
Thank you! :D
 
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cookiestar said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 9:14 am:
This is beautiful:). This is unique, and beautifully written.
 
Wildflower30 replied...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 1:48 am :
So happy you think so. :D
 
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Anamika This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 5:36 am:
very well written:) although I would have titled it "the autumn child". but i totally understand those disjointed beautiful thoughts.
 
Wildflower30 replied...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 2:30 am :
"The Autumn Child" might had indicated somebody else, but "Scattered" is a little subtle. Wider. Thank you. :)
 
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