Hey everyone! It’s Mei! So, as this is my first “official” post, it will also serve as a more formal introduction. So to start off… I am 13 years old and I’ve been writing poetry for about 3 years. I’ve actually been writing poetry most of my life, but my inspiration and passion to write poems began around the time when I was 10 or 11. I’ve competed with my poetry in a nationwide competition twice, I’ve earned top 3 in my state at districts, and I received an Excellent both times at Nationals. My mind is a chamber of thoughts and I sort out each of them through my poetry. I recently moved this past Spring so I’m getting used to the new atmosphere that my new home state brings about. Anyway… I hope that you enjoy reading through my thoughts, and feel free to pick up some inspiration along the way 😉
This first poem was inspired by all of my memories of those Fall days back at my old house, when I played in the leaves for hours and hours. Another major part of the inspiration was the song “Multiplide” by Needtobreathe. One of my most recent memories of Fall was last year. I was sitting in my room, listening to Multiplied, my windows were open and I remember the curtains flowing in the gentle breeze. I could smell the Fall air, and my bed creaked every now and then under the shift of my weight, and I remember that I was without a care at that very moment. I’ve treasured that picturesque time in my life ever since, and this Fall, I got inspired to write about it. As most of my poems do…This one took a turn for a different approach, but the inspiration is still in place and can be noticed in the beginning. There are several analogy’s throughout the poem, and if you’re interested in seeing them how I see them, I’ll describe them at the bottom. Although, you might fancy your own description of them better, but who knows! =]
I close my eyes and let the memories whisk me away
To a crisp chill afternoon of a late fall day.
Everything seems to be in rhythm with the song in my head,
Like the billowing curtains, and the creak of my bed.
I breathe in the fall air made up of Apple spice and cinnamon
And my spirits soar with joy; a joy that was before hidden.
A glance out my window reveals a world of bright colors
Like the reds and the yellows of all those warm summers.
The sounds in my ear mix with my song…
The padder of squirrels and a bird’s so long.
The crackle of fire, the crunch of the leaves…
The voices together combine and they weave.
The colors of joy drift slowly to the ground
And the harmonies grow louder to create a sweet sound.
The strong branches that once held our heart’s song remain bare
But as we each drift apart, our songs connect there…
To the place where our hearts, were given their song
And as our voices harmonize together…We will remain strong!
As the fall afternoon slowly fades away…
Our melodies will stay firm and strong
Though our beings, pass beyond.
Through the stillness and bitter cold days
The sun will come shine, throughout all of the haze.
Our remaining songs, will bring a new range,
And the branches that birthed us will bring about change.
The change, although different, will stay somewhat the same
Because these songs could not be, if joy weren’t to remain.
I slowly drift off with the song still a play…
As I dream of the joy, of a late Fall Day.
For a deeper look~
The Leaves: Us, as people
Warm Summers: The positive memories of the past
My song(our song): Being who we truly are, not changing who we are to be like anyone else, and just being true to yourself and to others
Harmonizing Together: Those who stand strong together no matter what
The Branches(TheTree): God our Father and Creator
The Bitter Cold Days(Winter): Any trial or period of time where depression, sadness, or any negative feelings roam our lives
The Sun/Change(Spring): This represents new birth and the point in our lives when we overcome the darkness and, in turn, peruse a change that will refresh and renew us
Though our beings, pass beyond/ Our remaining songs, will bring a new range: This one has a deeper meaning than the rest. Those two lines together, say that we can effect the generations to come for the better, right here right now, by the things we do and the influences we make around the people we come in contact with every day. If you really think about it…What we do can alter a person’s life, and since we have the power to change a persons life for the better…I say we go on and do just that.
Okay! That’s about it! I hope that you enjoyed reading through my thoughts, and hearing the meanings behind them! You can like or leave a comment below. I’d love to hear any of your thoughts on what you think this poem is saying! Have a great Saturday!!
-Life Life Well