Treasure Island

Heather Burns


A Changing Emotion (revised)


Infatuation is ever fleeting,
as a cloud drifting by. Like
a tree developing buds,
leaves turning from green to
gold, then brown.

Finally the wind blows them
to the ground. They lay there
returning to the earth and
they are gone.

As a lady changing her attire.
putting on taking off her
makeup, so is infatuation.

Ever changing like the seasons
from warm to hot, then cool
finally cold.

Cool in the Spring, warming
for Summer hot and passionate.
Autumn winds tend to cool off
preparing for the icy gusts
of winter.

Images of what was, but is no
more. a changing emotion.

Submitted: Monday, September 02, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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  • Zak Pearce (11/4/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    Great attention to imagery and metaphor. Was surprised that a poem with such classical form had no rhyme, but I guess that can easily be rectified! :) (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (9/6/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    Awesome read dear Heather ma'am. I liked the way you described women and her emotions.
    And the magnifying end of the masterpiece portrayed the ressolution of the protagonist. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful write...Infatuation changes like the seasons, like a lady changing her attire..
    Fantastic write Heather.. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (9/3/2013 5:26:00 AM)

    From they joy od spring to the winter of discontent love's changing emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (9/2/2013 12:46:00 PM)

    Everything changes, sometimes for the better sometimes not.
    Most of the changes are out of our control. A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/2/2013 12:30:00 PM)

    We can change lot of things but dont let we changed by things..stay true as self...emotion is always clothes of our souls but the same character is still us, even leaves changed it colors they cant never be a stick or flowers...somehow a diversity of changes in us make life more spice and tastier...i love this write _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/2/2013 11:02:00 AM)

    Infatuations don't last long like buds, flowers, and leaves. They are like changing attire. Beutifully expressed the changing of emotion. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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