Jack Growden

Rookie - 278 Points (1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Autumn Leaves Poem by Jack Growden

Alas, it has been a season of yawns and weary sighs,
Each and every morning met with dreary eyes;
The sluggish shuffles; the weight of the world upon;
Several moons have waned since hope has shone.

Far too many dawns have passed, it must be confessed,
Which have been welcomed without an inkling of zest.
All that remains is a grim incessant strain
As you see all your vigour trickle down life's drain.

It is now you have a choice: shed a tear and cry
Whilst watching your spirits languidly die,
Or take the deepest of breaths and roll up your sleeves
And begin sweeping away these gaunt autumn leaves...

Choose the latter, I implore, for it is the one that revives,
And remember how ever slow she may be, Spring always arrives!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 30, 2014

Topic of this poem: life

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Enjoy! A sad but common issue. Copyright Jack Growden 2013.

Comments about this poem (Autumn Leaves by Jack Growden )

  • Gold Star - 12,060 Points Kim Barney (12/15/2014 8:56:00 PM)

    Uplifting and optimistic.
    Enjoyed it very much. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (7/13/2014 8:24:00 PM)

    Thanks Brian! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Brian Jani (7/13/2014 3:12:00 AM)

    fantastic penwork here enjoyed the read to the last line.keep it up my fellow poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (4/29/2014 12:26:00 AM)

    Thanks Perveiz, I will do. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 313 Points Perveiz Ali (4/28/2014 7:11:00 AM)

    Very nice...amazing lines..

    come and read my poems and add your response (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (12/24/2013 4:23:00 AM)

    Thanks Mike, I will do. I appreciate your feedback. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 497 Points Mike Barrett (12/16/2013 11:20:00 AM)

    Jack, I was reading David Wood's poem of the same title and noted your comment there. Hence I took a moment to review your poem. A good write, I loved the optimistic ending. Yu might enjoy my poem, Joe's Camp, it touches upon the impact of fall's beauty on a poet's Soul. Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/24/2013 1:43:00 AM)

    Good to know Chloe! Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/19/2013 5:50:00 AM)

    Thanks Mark! I really appreciate your feedback. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (10/19/2013 5:49:00 AM)

    Nicely written.Its hard to get up when you're down on your luck, but you have to believe theres something better ahead. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/18/2013 6:31:00 PM)

    Thanks Heather! I appreciate that you are reading my work (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (10/18/2013 2:24:00 PM)

    a beautifully written poem. enjoyed the reaad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/18/2013 3:26:00 AM)

    Thanks Khairul, really appreciate your feedback! Keep reading :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,007 Points Khairul Ahsan (10/18/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem. These are very inspiring lines:
    'Or take the deepest of breaths and roll up your sleeves
    And begin sweeping away this gaunt autumn leaves...'
    Have you read any of mine? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Angela Collins (10/16/2013 7:12:00 PM)

    this is superb! Certainly is my favourite of all of your poems.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/15/2013 3:56:00 PM)

    Thank you for your feedback! It is greatly appreciated. If you enjoyed autumn leaves, perhaps you would also enjoy The Willow, Mournful Lament, or Driftwood at Sunset. Again, thanks for reading and commenting! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vineet Chhikara (10/15/2013 1:01:00 PM)

    A write straight from the heart nicely constructed out as well.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chester Parker (10/15/2013 1:57:00 AM)

    Beautiful concept and well written Jack! Superb. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/11/2013 2:26:00 AM)

    Thank you sincerely for the feedback. I am glad you noted that I write for the common person to read and enjoy, for that is my sole intention when writing. Keep updated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 402 Points Joseph T. Renaldi (10/10/2013 12:41:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading my poem titled Once Upon An Autumn Day. I enjoyed reading your poem Autumn Leaves. It is somewhat different from most of the poems written about the Autumn season. It was well written. Keep up the good work and continue to write poetry for the common person to read and enjoy. Take care.

    Joseph T. Renaldi (Report) Reply

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