David Wood

Gold Star - 13,745 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Of Golden Leaves - Poem by David Wood

‘Tis time to mend this wounded heart
Since it slowed to a miniscule beat
To see with my eyes the face of the world
And say ‘hello’ to all I greet.

My days are now of golden leaf
The fruit has passed its sell-by date
And the best of love has now gone,
The distance travelled has been great
And I have sung loves only song.

New hopes and fears now line my path
As I travel down this road alone
And running nature’s ultimate course,
Past mistakes my soul does now atone.

We make a grave in our heart for our sorrow
And wait for a greater peace than we have known
When fear and worry no longer matter
After we have reaped what we have sown.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Life has a habit of coming full circle.

Comments about Of Golden Leaves by David Wood

  • Mary Mc Creath (9/13/2015 5:01:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading or the experience of Golden Years. Sounds like you have found peace where you are now great write (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (8/29/2015 3:25:00 AM)

    We make a grave in our heart for our sorrow
    And wait for a greater peace than we have known
    When fear and worry no longer matter
    After we have reaped what we have sown very telling lines. there is philosophy of life and spirituality which leads to atonement. thank you dear Poet.
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  • Damian Murphy (3/12/2015 11:52:00 AM)

    a thought provoking poem no doubt. well written (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (10/22/2013 4:28:00 PM)

    A very thoughtful treatment of the theme, and so very true. We are all on the same road and yet no one knows at what stage he or she is. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (10/1/2013 12:30:00 PM)

    Golden piece of gold
    in old ways what gone
    has gone
    but made you brave
    with brain and heart / well done wish you the best
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  • Lyn Paul (9/22/2013 5:56:00 AM)

    Truly beautiful words, particularly the last verse. Great poet notes too. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (9/22/2013 5:06:00 AM)

    A beautiful and thoughtful mellow write as autumn that knocks at the door now.....
    It remembers me some lines: 'Leaves believe
    such letting go is Faith
    and Faith is Grace
    and Grace is God
    and God is Love
    I agree with the leaves.(African-American poet Lucille Clifton)
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  • (9/22/2013 2:54:00 AM)

    The feeling in this poem expressed well. Sally (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/22/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    As autumn coming near to the window panel, greeting..you done Hello the fall with beautiful write..a memory recalled in such nice poem..loved it David..remember still we have spring ahead but before that be ready for harsh winter...just life threat telling us, both are exist so get ready..no choice! LOL_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/21/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    a beautiful write David. About the days of our lives. the last stanza is great thoughts. Love can come again and be delightful. A nice title. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2013 5:17:00 PM)

    A sadly, touching poem. Dave give love a second chance, you might be surprised. Revealing
    and gracefully done
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  • Poetheart Morgan (9/18/2013 3:56:00 AM)

    that is one of the most important Naturals Law! ! ! ! ! It calls The Law of Return! ! ! Very well described Poet. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/17/2013 6:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem... Very true said, Many a times distance travelled are great. As we sow, so we reap...Yes, Peace is what we all require in our life....loved the way you presented it. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/17/2013 3:10:00 AM)

    As we sow so we reap and Mr.David peace comes in the end Dave is right nothing is better than death that comes at last further no last as far as this world is concerned thank Mr. David (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/16/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    We reap what we sow. Let us keep note of that as we reach that time. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/16/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    Bury the sorrow and wait for greater peace than ever known! A beautiful write! (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (9/16/2013 5:58:00 AM)

    fear and worry no longer matter, good write, thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    A great poem, peace comes in the end. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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