Paul Gerard Reed


Red Leaves - Poem by Paul Gerard Reed

The leaves have turned to flame red
Wishes have become defeats
Over now, withered and aged,
Bright eyes peer dulled
Through a pall of smoke
Where once the fire raged;

We run on the spot
No longer bound forward
With stride as light as air;
What we once took for granted
Didn’t even look for,
Is no longer there;

The sunny curving pathways
Between the trees
Lie littered with broken dreams;
Now a straight descent
At unrelenting pace
Tumbling down the mountain streams

Topic(s) of this poem: time


Comments about Red Leaves by Paul Gerard Reed

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/9/2015 11:57:00 AM)


    Awesome write.. beautiful imagery created The leaves have turned to flame red... loved reading. thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Usman Anwar (11/9/2015 11:36:00 AM)


    Red leaves of Autumn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2015


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