Shadows of Change

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  • ApaqRasgirl
  • Back online after loosing internet for a long time. I am very happy to finally be back with all my friends and I hope to de writing and posting soon. Love Asha

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Just sitting here in the sun-room at my computer with the windows open, relaxing with the cool breeze of fall blowing through my window...watching the shadows of light as the breeze blows the tree limps dancing pictures across my window and on the ground outside as I watch the show dancing falls play announcing its coming is finally here........Nature is such a lovely place to be......enjoy all.....love asha

Shadows of Change

Permanence, slightly chilly as it enters my window
A feeling of new found freshness it carries to me
Brightly the light dances over the ground
Glistening off the leaves casting familiar shadows

I breathe in deeply the brisk coolness
Warning me of the coming change
I feel the air caressing my skin
Prickling sensations awakened from me

A clear message can be derived from it's coming
As the days become shorter
And darkness falls sooner each night
Daylight falls later with morning

A feeling of inbetween envelopes my soul
Like hidden eyes watching your every move
You cannot hide from the coming
Soon the chill will turn to bitter cold

Permanence magic changes everything around you
The world as you knew it, takes on a new face
Green turns to orange, red and brown
Death is what it makes you think; yet this is not a feeling of end

My mind whirls with this change
A feeling of deja vu surrounds my thoughts
Before. I have been here, before
This familiar touch has graced my being many times

Alone I sit and contemplate Autumn's true meaning
My mind drifts toward a long awaited sleep
But I do not feel tired, yet it persists
I think how, how can I stop this change, so cold

The shadows flickering on my window speaking to me
Their message is clear and quickly diminishing their dance
But I do not feel afraid, for it's message is calm
The chill air slightly refreshing with a hint of newness

I look out my window once more to the dancing shadows
A hint of warmth still hanging onto each afternoon
Yet the change is winning the battle, taking precious bites out of the warmth
I inhale deeply the fresh winds of fall, announcing it's arrival

Written by
Asha
2010
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twayneking commented on Shadows of Change

12-08-2010

"Shadows of Change" is probably your best work of all that I have read so far. You successfully tied the picture of what was going on outside your window with what you were feeling inside. You are at your best when you give us tight imagery as in the last two lines of the first stanza - no wordy explanations, just a crisp, clean picture that paints a word picture of your emotional state. I'd like to see more of that.

ApaqRasgirl

12/09/2010

thank you dear very much for your wonderful comment. I try hard to improve my writing everyday...I am glad you thought my piece was well done.......thanks........love asha

blackfootlady commented on Shadows of Change

12-02-2010

Hello Friend.I'm going to tell You somethin You already know.Your write is more then Insperational.Its art in motion.I see You growing in a spirit that will reward You One day.Keep writting for You are very good.God Bless -Black

ApaqRasgirl

12/02/2010

thank you dear friend, that was such a sweet thing to say, I am so happy that my words can touch a friend. thanks you too sweet.....love asha

Teardrops commented on Shadows of Change

11-29-2010

I see the autumn change and it makes me home sick for the smokies . This poem is like a painting the more you look at it you see something different . I read it again and i see another wonder you have discribed thanks for the beauty of this poem Marie

ApaqRasgirl

11/29/2010

thank you sweet Marie, as always your comments are always so sweet and encouraging......I miss the mountains as well......thank you love asha..Namaste

kdarcy commented on Shadows of Change

11-20-2010

A bit long for me but, it was worth the read, the words found their order under your pen, well done. Hope to see come around soon, be well k

ApaqRasgirl

11/20/2010

thank you dear for the sweet comment. I am working on a new one called 'reflections' it is almost done and it was created by photos I have taken the last few days of reflections created in the waters of life......will have it up soon......I am slowly getting back on track with my writing, its just that my camera has been calling me out this last week with such wonderful weather to capture nature at its rawest form and thus this will inspire my writing as always.......thanks for stopping by and I will return the favor..........loves ya lots asha.....Namaste

carynontherhine commented on Shadows of Change

11-10-2010

Wow, this is great! I love it!! I love the subject of change that you describe so vividly with pictures of your words as I read along. OMG! Maybe you were away a bit Asha, but you sure put out one of your best!! The title is perfect. I just reread it and again, this is truly a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugz

ApaqRasgirl

11/10/2010

thank you so much dear....this coming from my bestest sweet friend, I am truly honored by you wonderful words and I am so happy that you enjoyed it...I guess a little time off did some good after all......miss you guys........loves ya lots asha........Hugzzzzzssss

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