A Poem by Scarlet Letter

Good-bye Autumn

The children that once played
Beneath his boughs
Have scurried to the warmth of their homes
Selfishly forgetting their friend
To stand in solitary
Left to her mercy

The wind, 
Her minion,
Whips around his head,
Beating him in to submission.
He clings to the hope he once had
That love and life would surround again.
But as his gaze pierces his environment,
He sees none.

His friends and family
Have already given in to her demands.
A chill rattles his spine...
He relinquishes his treasure.
He is left vulnerable,

He closes his eyes one last time
And breathes a sigh
As a single tear drop rolls down 
And freezes in its place.
Lady Winter is upon them now,
She covers them all in her sheet of ice.
Now all they can do is wait,
Until Spring can break through
And save them from her icy grip.

© 2013 Scarlet Letter

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Very lovely and cool.
He clings to the hope he once had' is amazing!
Awesome piece of art.In this summer here in my part of the world,this could blow a cool breeze. Sincere thanks

Posted 9 Years Ago

I really liked this! It is interesting to look at fall and winter from a tree's point of view - they are, after all, the ones who face the cold most directly. All the others can take cover from the cold, they cannot, rooted in their spots.
A very nice read for a cool autumn evening such as today.
Thanks for sharing!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on November 8, 2013
Last Updated on November 8, 2013
Tags: autumn, fall, winter, spring, seasons, cold


Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter


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