Hello beautiful souls!
For today’s challenge and countdown party I want you to share a picture of fall. It can be a picture you have taken, or a picture you have found online. I want you to share either a poem or a few sentences about the picture. Just whatever comes to you.
Nova & I both are taken with autumn leaves, so I thought I would share this poem about my buckeye tree that makes me think of my grandfather. A man I haven’t even met, but still mourn. I mourn what could have been, but just as I posted earlier (this is my new favorite post, by the way,) pain is essential!
My Buckeye Tree
Your branches aren’t as full as they once were
Your age is starting to show
Still proudly you stand before me
Your beauty for me to bestow
Many hours I’ve spent sitting beneath you
My buckeye tree
Confiding in you secrets
That others dare not see
Your branches have heard my laughter
As I swung from your limbs as a child
Now it seems all you hear are my sobs
As my “wild streak” has grown mild.
Your leaves, while not that plenty
Still provide me with shade from the blistering sun
So let me sit beneath them
My daily duties, finally done
I’ve grown quite fondly of you
In awe of everything you’ve given me
Such as the colors of your leaves right now
showing us how beautiful letting go can be
Kristian L. Weigman