Dear Fall : Perseverance

Dear Fall,

I know It’s been a while since we spoke.
If I told you about this year, you would probably think its a joke.
You know me, I usually keep it moving like a verb.
But this Woodford ironically got me feeling less reserved.
you see last winter, we thought it would be straight.
But it all seems downhill since we lost number 8.
and every 24, there’s more than names on our back.
See 19 will have you inside looking at the things you lack.
Or maybe it’s things you thought you had, solitude will make you reflect.
Like how is it, the ones we say we love we often neglect
and the ones most hated we still don’t protect
why is it that 400 years later, we still don’t get any respect
and when we try to speak out about our traumas and stories they deflect.
Then instead of minds intertwining, speaking together with reason.
You say the wrong thing, and like Aunt Viv you won’t get another season.
We arguing,ridculing, and instigating on a thread.
Instead of sewing together conversations on how we can get ahead.
Hiding behind keys, louder than a cough.
Ironically they want a future, but their mask off.

On top of this, its other things on my mind I want to eject.
Like how lately I find it hard for me to connect.
When you already feel alone in a room full of people.
You would think that solitude among 4 walls would feel equal.
And see Fall, you told me spring would bloom new beginnings.
But it seems likes summer is bringing new endings.
With questions like, do I really matter, am I on your mind?
Or is it finally time for me to leave my thought of spring behind?
See Fall I’m conflicted, Do I pick flowers still trying to survive in this heat?
And still come Autumn, try to catch scattered leaves in hopes that we meet?
Or do I bask in this sunlight alone?
Let the flowers wilt as I try to build something that I can someday call home?
See fall we do this every year, you love to make me choose.
But what would be missed most from the things you could lose?
That’s why you have to take these troubling summers in stride
If things are to change, is it worth letting go of your pride?
Fall I dont have the answers, and I don’t even know if I have the time
but I do know that this is just another mountain that I have to climb.

Sincerely Yours

Perseverance

3 thoughts on “Dear Fall : Perseverance

  1. My Dear Boy I know you have some questions for me
    But I have some questions for you
    Like if you knew you would Fall
    Would you catch yourself too
    I know that sounds redundant and you say certainly you would
    It’s an uncomfortable truth that some Leaves have to Fall
    So they can make room for you
    No one could imagine the growth we would see from 8 to 24
    Or how it could be taken from us in 12th or instance when our main concern was to score
    But I’m passing the Ball to you now
    You dont see it but I’ve been preparing and making you to have change
    Even though they say it’s a shortage
    I’ve kept it hidden in storage for you
    So you can Spring Foward while you Fall Back.
    The sun sets and we’ve seen plenty of leaves wither and fall away
    Some taken away from us unjustly
    The ground is littered with the unkindness
    Them not understanding that every leaf they take from me
    Make it hard for me to Breathe
    The wind rolls with my cry I cant Breathe
    And even some were taken from me in the night without justification.

    My Hope For you is that you would get stronger and find the propensity to stay
    I know you feel alone
    I’ve often felt they same too everyone passes over me in search of winter while anticipating the birth of new beginnings
    But it’s my turn to set the scene
    You see my nature and my character is change
    And there is no shortage of that
    That needs to take place
    You’ve been presented with this new case
    Your litigation determines you’re next Phase
    How will you respond?
    Will you cover your face and hide from your truth
    Masking your true intent
    Your dreams
    Your hopes
    Your aspirations
    Your actions depict the nature and intent of your heart
    I want you to continue your Rest now and be prepared for your restart.

    Signed
    – Autumn

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