In the Fall of Our Existence 

FROM THE ON THE SPOT 5 MINUTE POETRY CHALLENGE 

Participe and make a difference in people’s lives.

This poem was somehow inspired by this song by Sinead O’Connor.

 

IN THE FALL OF OUR EXISTENCE 

Two lone red leaves on cold cement 

Laying alone 

Remembering all that always is at this time 

All there was

All that will never be again 
One couple in the autumn of life 

Hand in hand 

Alone in thought 

Alone and warming up by the fireplace on a ski hill

Joints aching 
There is the beautiful young lady 

The attractive young man 

Carefree 

Yet bothered by the inadequacies of their lives 

Bothered by the lack of wisdom to decide 

The man eats ,  sleeps , shits ,  and walks around being crude 

The lady diets , tries to look good ,  is neurotic ,  and often rude 

They writhe in obscurity 

Then get together 

And live a life in the spring of their lives 
It is in between somewhere 

That the middle aged man by the fireplace wants to be 

A tear in his eye 

And pain in his gut from too much gluten 

It’ll be a long night 

And the mistress is asleep already 
The young man tells the young woman he loves her 

As he looks at her face 

She looks good in the new pyjamas 

He’ll try to be faithful 
The couples watch the hail 

Hug each other 

Having gained one more piece of wisdom 

As they fall sleep 

To the sound of the rain 
Two lone red leaves 

Blown away 

In the light of night 

#poetryjam 

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