October Is Here.

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s been an year! I wrote this following poem last October but never got around to sharing it. So I thought it’s only appropriate now that another October is here, to post this as an Ode to this month of dying beauty. It’s also a testament to how far I’ve come as a writer and most importantly feeling comfortable enough to share my work with the world. It brings back all kind of nostalgia to think I couldn’t share this last year but now I’m ready to own my writings and the writer in me. So without further due here it is.
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October is here and September is gone,
while November is soon to come.

The days turn to nights and nights into days,
While I wait for your return.

Standing on the threshold of our dreams,
I stand gazing upon the autumn trees.

The crisp air swooshes by me,
And leaves filled with color fall upon my feet.

I melt into the October sky,
I reflect how so many months have since passed by,
while I wait with my tears all dried,
And coffee turned cold.

The morning sun peeks through the autumn trees,
Solemn air mourns and weeps.
I need your warmth to save me,
From the cold dark nights that are soon to embrace me.

October is here, but not you.
Not yet.

Maybe November, maybe December.
Or maybe in January February.
Someday you will return,
Whether it’s March, April, June or July.

I will wait for you forever,
Even through August and September.

And then October will come again,
Bringing back memories of the day you left.
Leaving behind a flesh of heaving weeping mess,
Stranded on the doorway tracing your footsteps.

October is here again, but not you.
Not yet.

( Nostalgia )

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97 thoughts on “October Is Here.

  1. Akhiz says:

    o yes thats the Zee i know, kamal kr dia larki, loved your writing here , i was almost singing it as i was reading, well for me October just means one thing…. Walking Dead is coming back πŸ™‚

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    • Zee says:

      Haha. Oh I’m humbled Akhiz. Thanks for the praise. And it’s good thing you sang it in your head while reading it because I wrote it to be performed as “Spoken poetry” in my mind. So singing comes close πŸ˜‰

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  2. angelswhisper2011 says:

    That’s a lovely poem, Zee and such great insights of your writings. You are a natural! We love it πŸ™‚ It seems that we have skipped Autumn and turned right into Winter…brrr…Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Zee says:

      Awh thank you so much guys. Your appreciation means a lotπŸ’ž it’s sad that you didn’t get to see autumn colours but winters are just as nice. I don’t like summers at all!

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  3. rommel says:

    Somehow … that is me for most of my life. πŸ™‚ Funny, when I was in Greece I didn’t want Summer to be over. But now here in Japan, I can’t wait for the fall, and put on some layers or wrap myself with a thick blanket. Most of all, I want to see that fall colors. πŸ™‚

    Own the writer in you? You’ve been over the top since!

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    • Zee says:

      For me I’ve never been a fan of summers. Because heat in this part of the country is too gruelling. I’ve always liked winters. I love the layers and warmth and coziness it brings. and thank you for complimenting my writing Rommel. I appreciate it a lot β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‡

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  4. Prajakta says:

    You have captured the flow of your thoughts so well. A tribute to the passage of time as well as looking back on the wait. There is something mystical about this month, perhaps talks about fresh endings and new beginnings?

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    • Zee says:

      Oh absolutely.. “fresh endings and new beginnings” I agree with that. Plus autumn has this melancholic aura about this, perfect to draw inspiration from☺️

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  5. TheOriginalPhoenix says:

    Hey Zee I just wanted to let you know I have a fairly urgent question for you so if you’d kindly check your email I’d super appreciate that. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  6. katiemiafrederick says:

    Hello Zee.. October can be a very inspiring
    month in perspective or what usually comes
    as truly six months of Summer here with
    an overall two season year instead
    of a four season one..
    and we just had
    our first
    small
    cool front
    breeze to come through..
    bringing temperatures down to
    60F degrees where even my energy
    level of dancing went way up.. as people
    with really big heads like me who have ancestors
    in snowy northern latitude lands.. have difficulty dissipating
    heat as those big heads are evolved to retain heat in deepest of snow..
    And life truly is like a Snow Globe
    my Friend.. shake it up
    and the Dance of
    Summer comes
    like a big bang
    to the last
    flake of
    Winter
    rest and
    it starts aGain whomever
    or whatever A prime mover noW
    iS that invites the dance of Life again..
    and so it is with each Massive Sun that is
    one giant seed that in the crucible of that Sun
    when it explodes like a ‘mini-big-bang’.. too.. spreads
    the elements of life in a cloud to new solar systems.. planets
    spiraling and potentially life.. very much like ours to be
    reborn out of the Seed that IS A Sun.. a Star..
    WeLL thats wHeRe we come from.. A
    Sun.. A Star
    we are
    as now as
    sentient
    star
    dust..
    incarnate as
    from greatest
    calamities come A
    greatest Love my friend.. that can be wE aLL..
    the fAct that We can act.. and produce.. imagine..
    and direct we sentient star dust to create something
    entirely new.. like a Wonderful photo of leaf with veins
    of blood and water droplets of tears that make life grow..
    is truly something else my friend as your star of creativity
    explodes
    a little
    bit each
    day.. now..
    and explodes
    again.. as seeds we are..
    of
    LiFE..
    inspiRinG now.. more
    liFe to gRow toward Ocean..
    LoVe liGht oF LiFe.. mY Friend Zee..:)

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    • Zee says:

      Hi Fred,
      We have long summers here too, but thankfully we have all 4 seasons. Even if they aren’t as long as summers. I for one, can’t wait for winters. Autumn is slowly transitioning into winters finally. It has been long harsh summers for us this time around. So I’m so excited for things to cool down! Hope you enjoy the chilly weather as well. Have a great weekend !

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  7. TheOriginalPhoenix says:

    Beautiful poem for such a bittersweet month. For me, I’ve found October to consistently be the busiest month out of the year (but it’s also my birthmonth and I turn 18 this year!)

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    • Zee says:

      Woohoo!! πŸŽ‰That’s like a milestone reached. I hope from here on now you have the best year ever. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ
      For me October is bittersweet as well because my new semester starts which is both hectic and exciting😌

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      • TheOriginalPhoenix says:

        Ah good luck with school, it’s actually kind of crazy because I’ve been maturing faster than ever before now that I’m in university. I mean I’m not like a full-blown adult but I’m somewhere in between an eight year old trapped in a teenage body/adult.

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        • Zee says:

          Haha totally relatable. This is the transitioning period that is so confusing and drastically changing. But I guess this is part of life, that’s how we mature and grow as a person by going through all of these experiences πŸ™‚

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  8. Erika Kind says:

    I am glad you dared to share it, Zee! It is beautiful. I love how you lead to that future time and looking back from there to the present moment. That is what empowers and gives the strength to hang in until that very moment has finally come. That is a beautiful piece of writing, dear ZeeπŸ’–

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    • Zee says:

      Yes, something about the fading colours and dying leaves…makes it all very melancholic ! But I for one, am glad that summer is over. It gets too hot here, pheww πŸ˜…

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  9. The V Pub says:

    Next year we’ll be here again, watching another October descend upon us, and marveling at the body of work that you’ve written. I’m along for the ride, my friend. A toast to this and next year’s October!

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  10. trentpmcd says:

    I’m glad you no longer hide your words from the world. Let that writer in you out! Own her. And I’m glad you brought this back out (though it is still a few hours from October here). It’s a lovely poem. I love October, but in ways it is a very melancholy month, isn’t it? And you capture that, particularity as you wait another year and it is October once again and your lover is still not there.

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    • Zee says:

      Yes something about autumn that brings out the melancholic aura…can’t help but get inspired ! I’ve never felt so free now that I share my writings much more than I used to do before. There are obviously still some insecurities that make me hold back from sharing a lot of my other work but I guess taking it one step at a time works ! And I couldn’t be more thankful for the community I have here and the friends I have made who are so supportive. That gave a confidence boast as wellπŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š

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      • trentpmcd says:

        I know some people who have been harassed on WordPress, but for the most part my experience has been like yours – the people I’ve met couldn’t be kinder and have helped me gain confidence. And then there are the friends I’ve made here and all of what the community has given. As I said, I’m very happy that the community here has helped you find your voice, or at least trust the voice that you have found.

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