These are the days of change

johnnydodStarred Page By johnnydod, 25th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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As we come to the end of yet another year, I give you a poem of change

A time to look back and reflect, A time to look forward to another challange

As we move through the seasons I notice the changes nature makes to the surrounding countryside, from birth to blossom from hot to cold
It’s always a sad time when we leave one season for another, but then Mother Nature surprises us with her magical change, it’s a progression a transformation, in a way it is a makeover

As Yoko Ono once said
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”

Here is my poem to you

These are the days of change.

So now we are in December the first frosts have been and things are looking temperamentally seasonal
The sun shines but without its summer warming glow
Now as we approach the year end, nature changes too, with her colours and arrangements
Gone are the lush emerald greens and opulent burnt browns of trees and lawns
Gone are the days of bright warm sunshine and playful effervescent whiles
The echoes of innocent childhood squeals and delights as they play
The voice of leather on willow played out on a village green
The sweet smell of freshly cut grass

These are the days of change

Petals of yellow and red part company with their hosts
Leaving shells of life bearing seeds with a promise of future colour and aroma
Foes and enemies can be conquered but the relentless march of time is unstoppable.
Now we welcome the colours of autumn gold and frosty silvers
Welcoming windows take on convivial characteristics
With their warm friendly glows
Turning the frosty surroundings a magical golden orange hue
Wisps of curling chimney smoke float slowly up evaporating into the cold night air summer is well and truly gone and winter is here
A period to reflect on times gone by
Time to be with yourself
Time to prepare

These are the days of change

Winter has its own charm; outside it’s like a newly made bed
The white sheets of snow with not a wrinkle to be seen
And there sitting on an upturned wheelbarrow a robin sings his heart out
Not for him a flight to warmer climes
He remains our wintertime friend, a splash of red against the pure white snow
This is all part of the magical beauty of wintertime.
Soon it will be Christmas and a time for joy and thanks for the past
A look forward to the prospects of the New Year

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Nice job, Johnny. I suspect that each and every day of our lives is a day of (potential) change... until it isn't.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

It shall be my first day back at work since my heart attack.. and the snow is falling on the ground...

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author avatar johnnydod
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

Keep warm Mark and take it easy mate

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author avatar Retired
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

Deliciously descriptive...very nice star page Johnny...seasonal landscapes...both internal and external...

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

Inspiring, words, pics and music video, Johnny! I loved Chopin.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

this is so beautiful Johnny...the inner and the outer plus Chopin...lovely!

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author avatar Judy Ellen
4th Dec 2012 (#)

This is so beautiful and insightful Johnny! We always can look forward to a better day!! Great advice and I love Chopin too!! I am working on Moonlight sonata and almost have it memorized so that I can put in on youtube.

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author avatar johnnydod
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Let me know when you finish it Judy then I can watch it.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Dec 2012 (#)

I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy right now.

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author avatar DuitByJames
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Now johnnydod I am impressed and inspired by your music. Now you realize I will have to read all your poetry. Thank you for the good wishes and I hope you do the same.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Nature gives us every reason to live and look forward to each day to soak in its myriad variety that it showers on us. Invigorating share, Johnnydod, thanks - siva

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author avatar MusicalIdeology
6th Dec 2012 (#)

Lovely. I wish I could write poetry. I've tried many times, but it just doesn't come out right.

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author avatar LOVERME
7th Dec 2012 (#)

the only permanent thing ever in existence
is change
and Johnny ,
you are the one who forges change ...
in the minds of ailing humanity
and so you alone deserve the STAR pages
this should never change

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author avatar Sandy Giggles
14th Dec 2012 (#)

loved the words shared
looking at seasonal changes and changes in our lives is something I like to do---you say it beautifully. Adding Chopin (or any classic piano) for a time of reflection after your words is icing on the cake! ♥

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Dec 2012 (#)

To all the well deserved accolades of all above I can only add .BEAUTIFUL ,and may this be a truly Happy Christmas for you and yours

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author avatar vpaulose
22nd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you dear brother Johnydad. Thank you for all the encouragements and comments. I shall be celebrating Christmas in Canada. Wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
5th Jan 2013 (#)

I loved the flowers, thanks sir and happy new year

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author avatar johnnydod
5th Jan 2013 (#)

And thank you Deepa its great to see you

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Mar 2013 (#)

There is no end to your talent Johnny..This was such a lovely read..Great music too my friend..\0/x

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author avatar Trillionaire
23rd May 2013 (#)

Very talented from what I have read, and enjoyable.

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