A bed of Leaves


We strolled, I don't remember where now;
time plays such funny tricks that places
blend and all the colours mix together,
I can't high tune my hectic senses.

We talked about death, as stray drops
spattered through the trees, it was
Autumn and we walked a bed of leaves.

The dogs ran before us, making piles
of underfoot debris fly, just to fall, the
silent echo in a wood somewhere.

They say the mind blocks out,
protects us from ourselves, but oh
if I could just walk again with you;
instead I only dream of ghostly trails.

We talked of death, you held my hand
it was Autumn and the ground was covered;
Our steps muffled, walking on a bed of leaves.






Poetry by Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-10-26 at 16:57

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Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
Congratulations! Your poem has been chosen to be featured on our home page by a fellow member of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!
2020-11-02


bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful. I keep rereading certain stanzas. Well done! :)
2020-10-27


Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
This poem is an achievement. I concur with the praises already offered!
2020-10-27


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautifully articulated, Elle. There’s melancholy but intimate and warm.

Love it!
2020-10-27


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm with Pony. The writing, the details, perfectly match the mood of the poem.
2020-10-26


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
This is just right, evocative of autumn, in nature and in life.
2020-10-26