Sunday, September 30, 2012

This & That

Changes In The Air
By: Donna L Martin

Red, orange and gold sway to and fro
as leaves dance across the path I stroll down.
What are the chances things will be the same
once I return to the places we used to go?

My footsteps hesitate as I see the tree where
we once picnicked in the spring.
Now there are children playing in the leaves
and I feel the changes in the air.

There is the bridge where you carved my name
within a heart you told me was mine.
My own heart races at the thought
of how my life will never be the same.

My cheeks are suddenly damp as I near
the place where you left me behind.
Its been two years since you’ve gone
and the fog has finally begun to clear.

Just like the leaves, the world spun away from me
when they told me of how you died.
Then long months of mourning when all I could do
was breathe and dream of what used to be.

But life goes on even when we might not care
and my world is slowly becoming the color of these leaves.
I may not be ready to greet the spring time,
but I can finally welcome the changes in the air.


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams

Becoming a writer means being creative enough to find the time and the place in your life for writing,    ~ Heather Sellers

If you can't play all the instruments in the orchestra of story, no matter what music may be in your imagination, you're condemned to hum the same old tune. ~ Robert McKee

A hero knows it takes hard work and a long time to get published; a fool thinks it should happen immediately, because he thinks he's a hero already. ~ James Scott Bell 

A story consists of someone wanting something and having trouble getting it. ~ Douglas Glover


  1. James Scott Bell has the right idea.
    I was mad that someone dumped you after carving the heart. Then I forgave myself since he didn't volunteer to go. (I hope he didn't).

    1. Hi Janet! I wrote that poem this morning for today's post. No, he didn't volunteer to leave her. I like both Bell's and McKee's quotes the best...

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  2. Donna,

    Beautifully written!

    Great quotes, my favorite - "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~ Scott Adams

    1. Hi Yolanda! Thank you for your kind words...I was just in that kind of mood this morning when I wrote this...;~)

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  3. Great quotes! I agree with Ms. Janet - Mr. Bell has the right idea! I love your poem! :)

    1. Hi Erik! Thank you for your kind words...I love the's my favorite season and I was thinking about walks in the park when that poem came to me...

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