Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 72 Points (June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Downward Fall - Poem by Alexander Coppedge

Drifting high in early autumn sunlight
Swaying care free, harmlessly in mid air
A fall down into a constant plunge
Yielding downward with wind care
Twist and whipped into numerous tosses
Flipped up over my head and slapped about
Descending to earth despite aimed efforts
Still, in a fall; and rapidly dropped
Turning to the right for a few moments
Feeling the hot sun upon my face
Rolling left upon my side, tumbling around
Seeing earth close to end my fate
Once vivid green colored, securely dangling
Now brown decayed and falling down
My arms once did stretched outward
Now sadly curled inward and round
My fall and drop has no whisper
My descent yells no note or sound
I am just an aged leaf decayed by seasons
Dropping in bright daylight
Down…Down...Down


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The season change to autumn

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, May 1, 2015


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