Some Autumnal Afterthoughts: A Poem

Here’s a poem I wrote in reflection of seeing the beautiful colors on a tree I saw this morning. I’m trying to be more intentional in finding joy in life. I ended up turning around to get a better photo of the amazing fall colors on these trees.
Autumn Trees
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Some Autumnal Afterthoughts
🍁 Beauty is often found in the ordinary.
Yet, it’s not always expected.
🍁 Sometimes you find it by happenchance.
Serendipity. Fate. Perhaps Divine Providence.
🍁 The constant is it’s all around.
Through sight, smell or sound.
🍁 In thought or sharing laughter.
No matter the weather— winter, summer or fall.
🍁 You will find beauty in all
When you seek beauty you will be free,
🍁To see it in everything, even in something as simple as this tree.
And though the world changes: friendships, ages, even a shift in chlorophyll
🍁 When you are open to beauty and be still
Wonderment begins to color your eyes
🍁 And see life as it is meant to be— free from it’s guise.
© 2022 Matthew Chicoine
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This barn it’s decked out in red. Wall to wall.

Boards. Not bored. You can’t be bored with board games.

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Playing chess, checkers, or maybe the most apt—Jumanji!

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I can’t tell you why. But have you read Dracula?

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The original vampire story. A novel idea isn’t that right?

Right, write, or was it Wright as in Wilbur and Orville?

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