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some autumn blues

September 14, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


when i sit down to my story
i will finally tell her what she’s for
yeah, i am for her and she is for me
and we'll be like this forevermore
when i went out late this morning
saw those yellow leaves upon the ground
and i knew right then that she was dying
but her screams didn't make a single sound
yeah, i know one day i’ll sleep beneath her
and i will feel her infinite cold
and when i wake up, we'll both wake up
and we will be just a little bit older
yeah, i can see that black smoke rising
from her ruby red volcano lips
and i can hear those birds a-singing
perched upon her fingertips
and i know one day i'll sleep beneath her
and i will feel her infinite warmth
and i know, i know i'll sleep beneath her
and i won't wake up anymore
yeah, when i sit down to my story
it will be when i have found what i am for
yeah, she knows me and she loves me
but she can't carry me anymore
and i know that i will sleep beneath her
i know i'll feel her infinite warmth
and i know that i will sleep beneath her
and i ain't gonna wake up
no, i ain't gonna wake up
anymore



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2013 at 2:03 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Hey, nice to hear from you again. And ugh, six months of winter. Sounds like a dream come true for one of my brothers. Not for me though. Even though I detest the humidity here, I love the summer. And your descriptions of Autumn are lovely. :) Keep writing, even with all the coldness of Alaska.

migwam ELITE said...
on Oct. 8 2013 at 12:35 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Hahaha, living in Alaska where it's winter six months out of the year, I have to have a little love for the grace she does give me. Yeah, she takes off and leaves me in the cold and the dark for half the year. But I'm always so happy when she wakes, and I hate to see her go. Nothing is more alive and there is no-one I love deeper. Thanks for the feedback, youuu :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 19 2013 at 8:35 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Autumn blues...how perfect for this time of season. I love the rhythm in this poem. The wording adds swing to the poem; just jazzy. (But no jazz hands.) The way you talk about the earth like a lover, rather than the fickle b*tch she can be sometimes, makes me see her as a different lovable person. Congrats on the Editors' Choice. Well deserved. 5/5. You're wonderful, literary sister.