Autumn leaves

changing colors

first gold then brown

falling to nourish

the earth through

the wintertime.

Springtime brings

a new show of

nature's trees

a new growth

of green leaves

new life appears

once more

I am the winter of life

one day not too far

away I will leave

earth before you

never to return

You are of autumn

still but one day

your golden hair

will turn to winter

and you will join me

When forever comes to us

in that place far away

I'll see you with

hair of yellow gold

you will see me as before

We will be forever spring

when forever comes for us.

Ralph L. Clark © 1999

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