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Seasons Of Life

How like the seasons is our life,
We face the sunshine, storms and strife;
As seasons come, so they must go,
We are enjoined within that flow.

In spring we start our journey new,
When flowers bloom and skies are blue;
The trees are budding, birds will sing,
With youth in bloom, it's always spring.

'Tis summer soon, we are mature,
Face love and kids, home and career;
It's harvest time, success we seek,
These sounds of summer leave us weak.

Then autumn calls to have it's say,
The foliage falls, the hair turns gray;
The chill descends and soon the frost,
We think, perhaps on things we lost.

Old winter grips with snow and cold,
We watch our destined fate unfold;
As now we near our time to go
And seek life's final afterglow.

Submitted: Sunday, September 09, 2012

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  • Femi Oloidi (11/2/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    God gracious! ! ! I adore the rhyming, its well composed, and it steals the reader away. I normally used to do lots of rhyming when I started writing poems, but as time grew, I had to swerve and try out other ways, that were not made up of to much rhyming, it was hard though, but I broke through, and now, I could say; I could cook up a poem with the both spice. Really I look forward seeing more of ur works. Good luck with ur life endeavours and never forget dat But always believe u could do better. kudos! Kingfemi

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  • Adeline Foster (9/17/2012 3:44:00 PM)

    I too enjoy you work, Joseph. Thanks for your kind words. Too bad you're to far away to come hear my poetry reading next month in Boonsboro, MD. This one reminds me of
    Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7.

  • Nurain Ali-balogun (9/17/2012 4:55:00 AM)

    Not often do I stumble into amazing poems like this. Very symbolic and mild in depth and yet, very poetic. I like your style Joseph, keep up the good work.

  • Asif Andalib (9/16/2012 11:53:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading your excellent poem. thanks for sharing

  • Hans Vr (9/15/2012 5:02:00 AM)

    Great poem, Joseph.
    All seasons have their charms.
    Your great poems are like feeding the birds on a snowy day.
    I am sure your readers like the birds in winter benefit greatly from your lovely poetry.
    Excellent work.

  • Eindaray Kyaw (9/14/2012 12:48:00 PM)

    I really enjoy this poem
    Melody rhymes and style...and the way you connects the season and the life are incredible! !

  • Walterrean Salley (9/13/2012 4:49:00 PM)

    Sentimental. Very beautiful with a wonderful feel while reading. The flow of rhythm and harmony all there. Enjoyed very much.

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/12/2012 12:09:00 PM)

    I like the regular meter, the choice and flow of words, the deep thoughts in life and for life beng expressed here. Continue writing and inspiring us, dear Joseph.

  • Smoky Hoss (9/12/2012 8:56:00 AM)

    Ah what superb wonder, beauty and mystery you've so masterfully woven together in this poem; I absolutely love this one Joe! GREAT stuff indeed.

  • Valsa George (9/11/2012 10:58:00 PM)

    William Blake in one of his poems has compared the four stages of man's life to the four seasons! This is yet another great comparison! Absolutely beautiful! ! We all wait for 'life's final afterglow'! !

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