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Gradually(Pantoum)

Posted in Pantoum with tags on September 10, 2014 by lengesinski

Gradually(Pantoum)

 

As autumn gently makes its way

there is a feel, a certain scent

as leaves gently fall from the trees

burnt orange and yellows

 

there is a feel, a certain scent

the nights are longer, the air has a chill

burnt orange and yellows

cover the earthen walkways

 

the nights are longer, the air has a chill

as leaves fall from the trees

the flowers have long faded, even the crickets quieter

summer now but a distant memory

 

Gradually(Pantoum09102014)©Leonard C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved

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Crossings

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2012 by lengesinski

Crossings

The Morning Follies of Old Men

Regaling Exploits Past and Lusts Once of a Vibrant Youth Gone By

The Spirit Remains Young and Fiery, Even as The Hairline Fades  

All Before The Sun Rises on a Saturday Morning

 

Transformed to Youth through some Magical Fountain of Vigor

 Dusting Off of Old War Stories that Left Part of Them Behind on Far Lands

All Before The Sun Rises on a  Saturday Morning

Laughter Echoes off the Painted Walls and Murals

 

Pool Windows Steam, Outside the Distant Trains Slowly Clank down Rusted Tracks

The Old Men Glance over the Ice as the Youth Effortlessly Glide over the Ice

Expectations now Tempered , Passed Through the Mazed Corridors of Experience and Time

Thoughts Return to Plans Yet Unrealized and Onetime Expectations Lost    

 

Reality Far Outcries Unrequited Avarice Built of Time Elapsed and Hopes Not Yet Undefiled

 Goodbyes and Tipped Caps Greetings of Middle and Old Men Exit Past The Youth onto the Slick Ice

Expectations now Tempered , Passed Through the Mazed Corridors of Experience and Time

Of Exits, Entries, and Cycles without End    

Crossings©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(11/10/2012)

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