My Life in Autumn

My Life in Autumn

A Poem by Dara
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One from the archives.....

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In the autumn of my life

I will always remember

the moments that gave me joy 

and friendships that I treasured.


I will see a little clearer

the air will seem much sweeter

the sky a little bluer

in the autumn of my life.


In the autumn of my life 

I will think of all the good times

not dwell on past mistakes  

or troubles I have seen.


I will love a little deeper

sing a little louder

forgive a whole lot better

in the autumn of my life.


In the autumn of my life  

I will know what really matters

what truly makes me happy

and accept what I can’t change.


I will embrace my friends and family

let them know how much I love them

and hold on a little longer

to the autumn of my life.

© 2020 Dara


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This could also be a new year's resolution.

This is really nice to read and ponder.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Dara

8 Months Ago

Yes, it definitely could be especially considering the year we have had. It is great to see you. Tha.. read more
I feel like this poem has forced a moment of self reflection on me and I LOVE IT! Wonderful words that evoke a strong emotional response. Beautifully done!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Dara

10 Months Ago

I am so happy that my words had that effect on you. Great of you to take the time to read and contem.. read more
Even tho I love what you're saying & how you say it, I am left wondering -- WHY WAIT? Why is this about the autumn of one's life? Why couldn't it be all life? Being autumnal myself, I admit we fallible humans do not take the time to be kind & caring & patient while we're in the thick of living, with all the stresses & sinewaves of motion. But then we get old & we have time to consider the life we've led. That's why we wait, but your poem doesn't really have to! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


Dara

10 Months Ago

You are so right. We should not wait and enjoy each day to its fullest. Maybe it has something to do.. read more
a couple of minutes earlier before diving into your profile, i read one of the poetry called 'Roses with scents of Sage and Romance' by Patricia Wedel.. and every time when it comes to Autumn, often times, it reminds me some good ol' moments; the memories of ol' passing seasons...

... each stanza talks to a reader here. beautiful art.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Dara

10 Months Ago

There is something about autumn that grabs me. I think part of is having lived in the north for so m.. read more
well done Dara! well done indeed ... there is a strong gentleness ... a life well lived bringing fruits of contentment and peace that screams out in your poem ... very relateable .. sound deep wisdom .. easy flowing read .. love the repetition as each time i sense that "place" .. font, color and form are instantly enticing says i!
E.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dara

11 Months Ago

Hello my dear friend! Great to see you and to receive this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed i.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

we are all well Dara .. thank you .. on me Ma's side we had 3 octinagerians alive and well at the sa.. read more
I love the allegory here....we reach our autumn and realize so many things we could have done better, so many things we could have appreciated more and we learn from all of that to take our future days one at a time. We learn to embrace each hour, each minute on this earth, and understand our winters, springs and summers brought us to this point...an appreciation of we have had and the life we got to live.
Love this poem.
j.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dara

11 Months Ago

You have summed it up beautifully Jacob. What really wows me is remembering my own parents at the sa.. read more
Firstly what a beautifully presented poem, Dara, it draws the reader into it at once.. the colour of the font is true as true, too. As to your words, they are wonderfully sincere and as near a gift that a poet could give. Life should allow people to learn more about themselves and the people they live amongst or even recognise over time. Thank you so very much,, your words are memorable. x

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dara

10 Months Ago

Awww.... How sweet of you. As it were, today was a beautiful warm autumn day and perfect for reminis.. read more
emmajoy

10 Months Ago

Today was bright til dull.. life is such a mixture, isn't it, but like hope, the stars are always th.. read more
Dara

10 Months Ago

That is so true. There is a saying: “I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will lov.. read more
A very nice look at acquired wisdom here. In the autumn of life we all hopefully will have gained the ability to view our lives this way. Unfortunately, some don't, and they miss the whole point of coming here in the first place.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dara

11 Months Ago

Autumn has always been my favorite season so the fact that my life also finds me there is a comfort... read more
A wonderful poem dear Dara.
"In the autumn of my life
I will know what really matters
what truly makes me happy
and accept what I can’t change."
I agree with the above lines. Old age make us wiser and we appreciate the proper things. Hello dear friend. I hope you are doing well and having some fun. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dara

11 Months Ago

Thank you so much Coyote. Your words brightened my day! These are extremely tough times we are livin.. read more
Coyote Poetry

10 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Dara.
A beautiful poem on one's reflection of life, the joys and sorrows. As we enter Autumn, as we age, we become more insightful, more understanding, more accepting, more appreciative of our younger days. we enhance the appreciation of all the things we did and what we still have to do in Autumn, as we age and become wise; we can look back and be thankful and still try to make things better. A beauty!! Best. Betty

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dara

11 Months Ago

Hello Betty and thank you for this wonderful review. Sharing poetry at the ‘Cafe’ has definitely.. read more
Betty Hermelee

11 Months Ago

Ditto for you too!!!

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