Jack Growden

Rookie - 292 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!

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Autumn Leaves by Jack Growden

  • Kim Barney (12/15/2014 8:56:00 PM)


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

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  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (7/13/2014 8:24:00 PM)


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

  • Brian Jani 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

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (4/29/2014 12:26:00 AM)


    Thanks Perveiz, I will do. (Report) Reply

  • Perveiz Ali Perveiz Ali (4/28/2014 7:11:00 AM)


    Very nice...amazing lines..

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

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (12/24/2013 4:23:00 AM)


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

  • Mike Barrett 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

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (10/24/2013 1:43:00 AM)


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

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (10/19/2013 5:50:00 AM)


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

  • Mark Dillon 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

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (10/18/2013 6:31:00 PM)


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

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (10/18/2013 2:24:00 PM)


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

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (10/18/2013 3:26:00 AM)


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

  • Khairul Ahsan 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

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


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

  • Jack Growden 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

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


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

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


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

  • Jack Growden 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

  • Joseph T. Renaldi 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.

    Respectfully,
    Joseph T. Renaldi (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 30, 2014


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