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Today the weather suits my mood
as doubts assail and old knees ache
and each direction I have viewed
drips, it seems, for the past's sake

The sky of unremitting gray
which sadly cries for today's youth
the wind which barely makes limbs sway
somehow they seem to be aloof

And colored wet leaves on the trees
are all aware that they'll soon fall
destined to fade and thus appease
the yearning of the winter's call

A dreary crow flies through the rain
in silence suffering the day
while tin roof patters a refrain
trying to drum the rain away

So I stay inside with doleful mind
wishing that the day was done
hoping if the night is kind
tomorrow's morn will bring the sun

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Structured: Western
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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What did you think of my title?
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And I STILL can't write a quatrain of dactyl or anapest....................stan
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Great topic. Well written as always. I just feel like several of the rhymes are forced and the piece would flow easier if they were a more direct match. That's just me, don't let me step on your creative toes.



Don't worry about my toes, they've already been ground to nubs lol. This is a rough draft and I'll keep your and all others' ideas in mind as I edit this in the future. Appreciate your time to visit..............stan

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Just another start in the year, it is a nice sentiment to have all these starts no matter how the rest of the journey is.
Shall we hope that the legs hold out till the end of Spring lol.
Me well I have my doubts, glad I have reserves of walking sticks etc: to see me mobile should I need.
Your picture as usual was excellent and probably will start the flow of the poems for the new season..
Take care out there, Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

I have already fashioned a walking staff from a cedar tree to give me a third leg as I traverse the woods lol. Thank you for taking time to read this scribble...............stan

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