Autumn Reflections

THE JOURNEY

Each russet anniversary,

Plaid skirts and pencil boxes, fragrance of a hearth.

Time slips, no longer seek a grade but a career,

And in the work world find rebirth.

But then the greatest miracle–

Crib and tiny toe prints, life’s essence in a babe.

Time stills, and that these precious days will end I fear.

Exquisite pain yet rich with mirth.

Now autumn has returned to me.

There stand the blossomed children, wearing springtime dress.

Time stops, as dawns the understanding of this year.

Yet more awaits before the earth.

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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7 Responses to Autumn Reflections

  1. Lynne Baker says:

    Ohmigosh, and now fantastic poetry! As one who grew up in an area where autumn actually happens, and as a grandmother now many times over, I get it in my soul!

  2. Ninette Bravo says:

    Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks ❤

  3. Dan says:

    Wow. Beautiful writing. Poetic and moving.

  4. Kristina Brittenham says:

    Beautiful, Mom!

    Sent from my iPhone

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