Reflections and Poetry

Autumn Will Come: a poetic reflection

Autumn comes late

but it does come

Climate change, metabolic change,

Autumn still comes.

Aches and pains

Weight gains and mental blips

every limit that never used to be

comes in Autumn.

Turn a corner

the ’60’s arrive

and Autumn plagues: 

a marking of time.

Too much work never used to be

suddenly — or was it gradually?

limits placed on me.

A long time ago

I never stopped;

Now, I sigh — though not ready to quit

to drop.

Autumn has come

as relentless as I refuse to yield


Knowing time goes on

I try — I hope

to go on:

two more and six

anything more

is a gift

Time — 

winter comes

ending time

to all.

By Dr Sarah Tun

Dr Sarah Tun began her professional career as a teacher. Years later she became a performing artist and administrator to property development. She felt the Call to write full time in 2004. Dr Sarah has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Most recently she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Ministry and became ordained. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Dr Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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