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A Wallflower Autumn

Autumn has forever been my favourite season. To me it’s such a pure time o the year, almost like a fresh cleansing after the heat and humidity of Summer. The smells, the sounds, the colours – the mornings especially are my favourite times. I’m not a morning person – more so in Winter for obvious reasons! However, a morning in Autumn is breathtaking enough to melt the frost on any tired eye.

These two poems are an expression of this love I have for Autumn.

The first is an Acrostic poem – my first EVER! This was so much fun to write and I hope you enjoy it.

The second is a poetic narrative of my morning walks to work through my local streets of London. As a Wallflower, music is my cocoon, particularly while outside. I love to drown out the noise and envelope myself in the views to the sounds I love. They add a soundtrack to my stride, which then becomes a strut as I get more into the beat!

Any way I do hope you like them! I’d love yo hear your thoughts – not just on my pieces but also on what you love about this season.


Equinox Lust

Autumn 1

Each step my foot springs on earth damp from dew

Quivering leaves of gold and bronze cascade to the ground

Using the wind they dance to a song with no sound

I bask in the low sun as it beams through branches

New seasons bring light to new second chances

Over are the long days; the sun sets at curfew

X marks the spot of my life lust renewed


Sounds of Autumn

The sun rises low at dawn break
The first morning of Autumn I awake
The quiet air crisp with a chill so slight
Windows glisten in the cold morning light
My walk is paved with trees of gold
The city heart soars in this season so bold
Crimson, honey a portrait so rich
Warmth and chill at an Equinox pitch
Windscreens and cobwebs drip with crystal dew
This morning brings a hope renewed
My breath so warm escapes like a ghost
It swirls with the leaves – that I love the most
This season of colour – a new type of spring
Children in crisp shirts and new school bling
The lust of Summer is yesterday’s news
This is clear when you escape the scenic views
As commuters and mums jostle in the traffic
Road rage brawls have no demographic
Cars, buses and bikes on roads compacted
While I stroll alongside undistracted
Sirens and car horns may be music for the city
But my headphones blare in resistant audacity
And in my Autumn cocoon I continue to float
Every morning in this season upon which I dote

 London Autumn

Author:

I’m Cece Alexandra and I have Epilepsy. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed significantly. After studying and teaching Humanities and Literature for all of my adult life, I was bullied and lost my job a month before qualifying to become an English Teacher. Once you fail the Teacher Training course in England, you cannot ever retrain; I then became too sick to work because of my Epilepsy. I am now currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology with the University of Liverpool. My disability provokes me into raising awareness for invisible disabilities, which I also actively partake in with Epilepsy Action. Part of that awareness is to help fight against invisible disability discrimination - I believe that this behaviour is not cognitively unconscious; modern society is actively partaking in a hierarchy of disabilities and I believe that there is not enough psychological research to prove this. I am also clinically interested in Cultural Psychology - particularly Collectivist Culture, and wish to pursue this further in my academic career.

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