we all fall down



Autumn’s glory shines

maples flame and birch blaze

melting into gold


Raindrops fall with tears 

windshield wipers ticking time

sorrow’s misty fog


Precious Autumn flies

away to heaven’s blest blue

singing with angels


Sweet life is brief as 

burning leaves and turning seasons

ashes to ashes.



(In honor of Autumn Elgersma, age 3, of Orange City who

left this world bereft on October 31, 2013)


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brenda H
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 14:15:26

    That is beautiful and insightful, and a wonderful use of so few words that carry double meanings for our community at this time of grief for an Autumn now gone. Thanks for sharing your gift.


  2. hisfirefly
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 17:08:47

    our leaves are long gone
    winter comes early and stays long here


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