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The Deceiving Beauty of Autumn Leaves

Examining the death of morality in progress.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
October 19, 2007

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The Deceiving Beauty of Autumn Leaves
They dangle most delectably
like Eden's apple did.
But neath their orange and reddish hues,
a tragic truth is hid.
The autumn leaves cling to the tree,
but soon each one will fall.
Misleading beauty caused by death
invites us to recall

such colors can seduce our thoughts.
Their beauty is a lie.
They "wow" us with what looks like life
but they themselves have died.

Morality is withering.
God's standards (slighted) fall.
Our brittle culture (veined by lust)
chants "tolerance is all!"

Indecency in media
is rampant. Porn prevails.
With church attendance in decline,
what flourished once now fails.

The tree is growing naked fast.
Unclothed, ungodly, stark.
The chill of winter can be felt
as brilliance becomes dark.

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IdaLynn Wenhold from Naperville IL writes:
October 20, 2007
Another insightful poem that surfaces a much needed wake up call for us all - as we are caught up with the superficial life that continues onward, without a thought for what Greg's writing illuminatesl

Many thanks once again for sharing Greg's gift with the public!


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