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Auburn Diminishes



Leaves fall and clutter surroundings.
All the while, seasons pounding.
One fades while another betrays.
Winter is taking my autumn away.

Foliage becoming more barren,
The question becomes when.
How long before beauty is stripped?
And I'm left with land beaten as if whipped.

When will auburn turn to white?
When will bitter cold possess the night?
When will my favorite season pass?
Too quickly, too promptly, as it always has.

Winter is bland in my estimation,
When color has gone into hibernation.
Spring will bring color blooming.
But, my precious bloody auburn is 6 months looming.

I revel in what my senses allow.
Beautiful view and perpetually aroused.
For, I am merely a victim of circumstance
My precious Autumn leaving is not left to chance.

Inevitability leaving unfortunately,
Why does my beloved season escape me.
History is repetitive and redundant.
My gorgeous Fall leaving is punishment.

Soon, very soon, winter will arrive.
Moods, attitudes, and human spirits rarely thrive.
Grim and gloomy and a marker of change.
My gorgeous view will leave me deranged.

Bewilderment at the lack of color
Precious Autumn has left, for something duller.
Visual sensations a thing of the past.
Time and time again, my elusive autumn has passed.
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I'm a 30-year old who suffers from Schizophrenia. Suffers, being the keyword. I am a tortured soul. I'm plagued with substance dependence and mental illness, which is also known as a dual diagnosis.Poetry was soothing when I was beginning to hit rock bottom. I felt as if I was at the end of my rope. Then, the first poem I posted here, "Auburn Diminishes", ranked first in the daily contest! This lifted my spirits and gave me a new lease on life. Since then, I've written more and will continue to write, study and hone my artistic abilities by including poetry in every aspect of my life.My hobbies include spending time with the girlfriend, video games, and last but not least, music! My favorite genre is punk rock but can appreciate most music (not all songs) and every genre. My girlfriend said I probably obtained my natural ear from hip-hop. I didn't know what a meter was before attempting my first Shakespearean sonnet and still somehow won a contest with "Auburn Diminishes". more…

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