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The Leaves of Late Summer

The leaves of late Summer sing in the wind As the bright sunlight illuminates the beaten path it’s in A young mockingbird leaves the nest to answer the call But stops, shrinking, so terrified of the coming fall. Yet to all, is the fall always as sure as a tread? The Romans ruled all, yet broke down, as books are sure to discuss raw Oh my Winehouse¹ collapsed, and it’s given a Kurt² nod of the head So is the journey worth it all, if it falls down like straw? The fall may be destined for all But a descent towards the beaten hard ground Demands the ascent to the top, and quite a bit of gall And by the end, it yields one perfect moment, which is bound to astound. The west may fall, but Justin³ comes back strong A beatle⁴ may be stomped, but it’s why you imagine⁵ for long Time, space or death may separate two lovers forever But love’s never gone, for souls always feel all forever. And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever. The bird should see these blessed sights, Though nothing is permanent, not even the flight. Winehouse: Referring to Amy Winehouse, an English Musician who died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011 Kurt: Referring to Kurt Cobain, an American Musician famous as the frontman of the American rock band Nirvana, who committed suicide on April 5, 1994 Justin: Referring to Emperor Justinian I of the Eastern Roman Empire, who conquered North Africa and Italy, including Rome, in the 6th century AD. Beatle: Referring to The Beatles, an English rock band in the 1960s. Imagine: Referring to the song Imagine by John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, which was released in 1971.

The Leaves of Late Summer

The leaves of late Summer sing in the wind As the bright sunlight illuminates the beaten path it’s in A young mockingbird leaves the nest...