“Autumn leaves”

Portland, Oregon

Soon enough,

warm days are replaced by chilly nights;

trees get a change of dress,

owls roam in gloom,

as giddy children lie restless

in anticipation of Halloween.

Msdedeng

Published by Msdedeng

At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.

149 thoughts on ““Autumn leaves”

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  2. Why WordPress?? hahaha well at least you occasionally check your spam I do too amidst the 100s of spam comments you can find one genuine one, like how did you get there?

    You are welcome
    ~B

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  3. I live in one of the hottest cities in Brazil: CuiabΓ‘.
    We are suffering from inconsequential fires and our spring runs until December 22nd and then our summer begins. Today, we had 41st.

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  4. But will there be a happy Halloween this year? Here in Germany people are not very keen on loosing Carnival, but it seems to be the right decision. Anyway, the leaves look beautiful and your wonderful poem is valid for all the autumns to come.

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  5. Nature’s green turns gold ^_^
    Halloween always has me chuckling to myself how if I dressed up to trick or treat I think the aunties would think I need an exorcism and lots of prayers
    ~B

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  6. We don’t know what future will bring to us, someday, hope you’ll come visit the Philippines and I’d be happy to introduce you to our boodle fight and some of our beaches. Or if God willing, I’ll be in Uganda, I’ll hope to see you. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  7. You have so much on your plate, but I will take busy over idleness any day.
    I am well, thank you my friend. You are lucky you have the beach to go to, we have none in Uganda, it’s a landlocked country.

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  8. Hi Angela! Yes, we love our weather here in the Philippines. It’s bearable throughout the year. Hottest are in summer like March to May, that’s why we frequent the beach during these months. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the question. I’m doing fine, coping with work and school tasks while helping my children at home with their studies. Hmmmm, there are so much to do these days. πŸ™‚ Hahahahah… What about you?

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  9. Keith, I dare you to write an essay or tell a story one day, you will totally blow us out of the water. I enjoy your writing so much, and @calmkate already told me this, but was still very pleasantly surprised. I think you should write more.

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  10. Engagingly expressed, Angela. Creative way you have of maintaining a sense of motion throughout the poem – warm to chilly, gloom to giddy. Change throughout (in keeping with the season, of course), yet you end with hope, an anticipation of holiday festivities.

    Really, I love the seasons, yet now – early autumn – brings the best of both worlds. At least it does for those of us in North America. Still mild during the day, extracting sunlight’s last warmth, yet nighttime summons coziness’s first whispers.

    A situation your words evoke. Thanks for putting me in a happy place, Angela!

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  11. I like the changing of the seasons.
    With its light, autumn can cast a spell on landscapes, places and the mind.
    Msdeng, Your poem is beautiful and wonderfully captures the magic of the coming autumn.
    Greetings from the baeutiful Rhine-Highlands / Germany …
    Rosie ❀🌺

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  12. Angela, Lovely photo! The poem presents vignettes of fall so beautifully, almost wistfully. Words like “chilly,” “gloom,” and “restless” set a somber tone. Maybe the touch of sadness is because it isn’t a normal year, and many trick or treaters will not be going out or going to parties because of covid19.

    Have a great weekend! Cheryl

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  13. Beautiful expressions of fall, Msdedeng! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I am looking forward to the change. In my neck of the woods, the weather is delightful and a lot cooler. Thank you so much for participating.

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