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Cold Autumn Eve
by   I Am

The frost clings thickly
 to the leaves
  early on this autumn eve.

I feel the crunch 
 beneath my feet
  of fresh-fell snow
   in the street.

Exhale freezes
 to my face
  enrusting mustache
   with tinseled lace.

Brisk the air
 that I draw in,
  as cold the wind
   upon my chin.

I stand agape
 at winter nigh,
  the cumulus billowing 
   in the sky.

Foul- the weather,
 as foul my mood;
  my steps are brisk;
   my manner crude.

They mirror the state
  of my mind
   in sorting falsehoods
    left behind.

The night is chill,
 --as now you,
  and I've been with 
   someone new.

You have left
 what eyes canít see;
From the start
   youíve injured me.

 I have learned
  a great deal
   about discerning
    what is real.

Love is, 
 as I have learned,
  too easily given-
   too soon spurned.

I think never 
 will be a day
  I am sure
   my love will stay.

Nor, I guess,
 will ever be
  that she will totally trust in me;
    but if she passes
     the test of time
      and mellows my heart
       like verse in rhyme,
        when cold winds blow 
         from east to west
          the sun will glow
           within my chest,
            and like new buds
             still white with frost
              bathed in rays
               while gently tossed,
                I will love -
                 a love anew
                  and hope new hope
                   that she will too.

                    For varied winds
                     blow in life
                      but warm embraces
                       are a wife.

Poem ID: 27064   Poem Posted: 2/6/2000
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