Autumn - Life And Death Surround Us! (My Personal Fave) Poem by BEAU GOLDEN



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Autumn - Life And Death Surround Us! (My Personal Fave)

Rating: 5.0

I walk in the park and I hold my breath
We are always surrounded by life and death
Old old men playing bowls on the lawn
Tiny little children float boats on a pond

A cat carries a now dead mouse in his teeth
A lady pushes a carriage with a baby beneath
Life and death surround us in the days we rehearse
Change is the constant in the universe

Trees without leaves may soon decompose
We witness the blossom of a newborn rose
Once my father got a boat and we sailed
Last month he died as his kidneys failed

My best friend I've known since almost age one
Last month gave birth to his first son
A dead fish floats to the top of a wave
Pawbearers carry a casket to the grave

We find suicide and salvation at the end of a knife
Crying heralds the end and beginning of a life
A robin feeds her babies with the food she has found
But she'll never feed the baby that fell out and hit the ground

I walk in the park reborn with each sweet sound
As life and death constantly surround

Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 25 September 2006

Beau>>>A Fine Penning, here...Like the structure, crisp & tight...stellar use of imaery...Overall solid Work! ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR

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Chantelle Clark 14 July 2006

Wow, that is a really good poem. I wrote one that was not on life and death but it was about walking through the park and seeing things in a new persepctive. Seeing all the small beautiful things in life. The poem is called Perspective. I really loved this read!

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Anita Blake 04 June 2007

beautiful poem and i agree with Virginia it goes to show no matter what life marches on.

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Ted Sheridan 17 March 2007

Well I just had to read something by someone who had the balls to call anything I wrote condescensing. LOL.

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Lisa Emry 07 February 2007

Excellent write! Amazing use of imagery and heart. Makes you stop and think about all around us. Good job!

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Miriam Maia Padua 20 August 2009

very true.. your personal favorite tells a lot.. a lot about life and death..about our existence.. this is a very great concept...great flowing from your mind...fight from your heart... 10+++ lovelots Maia

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Beauty Philosophy 11 August 2009

A very beautiful piece of poetry, deep thoughts and an important theme to dwell on. In DEATH one is supposed to see his microscopic shape before the macroscopic universe...Ironically enough, it's the small and tiny worms who become the kings and the queens to feast on our flesh after death...A great lesson to humans in order for them to wake up and adjust their priorities in life...

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Seema Aarella 19 June 2009

Very interesting....u have brought out the picture of life and death seen in our surroundings every day, we soon neglect the dead and begin to admire the newly springing life.......a routine visible invisible all around us!

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William Stoneberger 10 March 2009

definitely did like it. nice contrasts in the images. and as we get older we notice it more and more.

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Kranthi Pothineni 10 March 2009

Yes the imagery work is really well show cased...a wonderful poem to ponder on...the layout of this poem is also made to visualize the park and many more things what you expressed...Crafting is really good

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