Leah Ayliffe

Gold Star - 6,163 Points (June 8,1991 / Toronto)

Lost In Autumn - Poem by Leah Ayliffe

You went missing in the autumn
where were you hiding?
I loved to call you
for you to come running

I used to think that you were lost
now I can see clear
I was alone at day
the sun had disappeared

It was a surprise,
that you got tangled in
my crippled lies,
my troubled lullabies

It got cold in mid December
I was still waiting
Though I stopped calling
I was anticipating

That soon you'd come for me
in the high of noontime
in sweet sunshine
take me back when we were divine

It was a game
I want to win
and with time, now,
I'm in love this spring

You have found me
In a different sleeve
Laying in another garden,
under another tree

You finally came back running
No longer troubled
broke free of something
climbed out of the rubble

Is it true,
should I say
that I've missed you so
should I say,

that my love
has never grown old
I want to stay by your side
in the morning sky

I want to stay with the soul that I lost in time.

Topic(s) of this poem: lost


Comments about Lost In Autumn by Leah Ayliffe

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/26/2016 10:15:00 PM)


    A creative composition that is loaded with love! (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Davies (12/20/2015 7:44:00 AM)


    This shuts me up. Perfect. I've lived with old memory throughout my adult life, and filled eleven books with its troubled lullabies. This poem captures the essence of that experience in only a few lines. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (3/12/2015 4:07:00 PM)


    This poem has some links to the earlier one I reviewed, for example, TAKE ME BACK TO WHEN WE WERE DIVINE echoes WE WERE DIVINE, but I'm not pointing out redundancy! This theme - All the gods and goddesses are within is the way Joseph Campbell expressed it - needs to be emphasized through repeated statements of it evoking different contexts. This is also a poem of Rescue, and you generously give the credit to the other person, but even a cursory reading of the poem shows both parties have accomplished this recovery of SOUL in tandem. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (3/12/2015 4:00:00 PM)

    Report mid=5585291
    This poem has some links to the earlier one I reviewed, for example, TAKE ME BACK TO WHEN WE WERE DIVINE echoes Already Reported Reply

  • Daniel Brick (3/12/2015 4:00:00 PM)


    This poem has some links to the earlier one I reviewed, for example, TAKE ME BACK TO WHEN WE WERE DIVINE echoes (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015



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