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**[revised 11-19-09] Getting Through October And Beyond - Poem by Tom J. Mariani

What was it about October
That made us think
Spring would not be coming back?

The weather rattled at us,
Leaves fell,
Leaving us feeling

It's not going to get any better.
No amount of experience or
Logic will helped,

Spring last year didn't help,
When the shorter days of
Fall and Winter closed in.

Beyond October?

What was it about October
That assured us
Spring will be coming back?

The weather hinted of changes,
Leaves brave enough
To let go one by one,

Or be pushed in bunches by the wind
Took momentary flight, and
Abandoned their accustomed tree.

They made room for new buds
Provided cover for the soil and
Food for those below.

Lots of work to get ready
For Spring next year and to
Just get through Fall and Winter.

Then came November.

November brought
What October teased.
October warned us,
Rushed at us,

Then seemed to pull back
Like a gentle rolling surf.
On a rough November day
A wave rushed over our heads

Knocked us down and threatened
To pull us far out to sea.
As we floated
We saw the shore disappear.

No one will come to help.
They won't even know we're gone.
'I've got to get to December! '
We scream.

'New Year's Day! Easter!
May Day! MAY DAY! '
And we will
Even if we have no idea

Why or how


Comments about **[revised 11-19-09] Getting Through October And Beyond by Tom J. Mariani

  • Rookie - 26 Points Amy Louise Kerswell (11/23/2007 11:16:00 AM)

    Im not sure that really understand the concept of the poem but it is a good one (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,427 Points Hans Ostrom (11/5/2007 8:07:00 PM)

    Nicely done-direct and plain-spoken, with a great last line. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Walter Durk (11/1/2007 7:06:00 PM)

    Very nicely written Tom, I like this poem. It concisely brings to mind the seasons. (Report) Reply

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  15. 65. Fifth Grade: October 22,1985 , Alana K
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  18. 68. Tuesday, October 28 , Joanne Kyger
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  23. 73. A Few Autumn Notes Late October 2014 , Daniel Brick
  24. 74. October , Jean Blewett
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  29. 79. The October Musings... , M.D Dinesh Nair
  30. 80. Purple Blooms Of October , Seema Jayaraman
  31. 81. A Cup Of Water, Suzhou, October 1945 , Peter Bakowski
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  33. 83. October , Joseph Pullman Porter
  34. 84. October Home , MARINA GIPPS
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  36. 86. 3rd October , Edward Kofi Louis
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  38. 88. October , Donald Justice
  39. 89. October , Edgar Albert Guest
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  44. 94. October 6th 1973 حرب رمضان المجيدة , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  45. 95. October , Alesia Leach
  46. 96. October Twelve , Brenthley Adan
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  48. 98. October , Vincent Onyeche
  49. 99. October 16 , David Lehman
  50. 100. Written In October 2001 , Francis Duggan
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