Rain Leaves Trees

December 18, 2009
falling leaves
crackling leaves
underneath my feet
spread across once barren lands
waiting, wanting to be heard
by the passers-by of autumnal nights.
though they say not a word
they fill the air as they fill the ground
with whispers of the frost to come.
heavy steps fall atop the leaves
hurrying past with not a thought of what is beneath.
they do their best to fight our eminence
even so, the knife falls short of the gun.
we, not caring to sweep them aside,
leave them lying in their boundless numbers;
we let fall all that would encumber.
"let us take, they know not how to give"
we say this to ourselves,
in hopes our words fall on deaf ears
but no words of ours will calm their fears.

maybe their are too many trees...
too many glimmers that meet the eye
a gleam that imprisons more than it frees.
we sway their sense of right and wrong
til they lift their voices to a different song.
who here has courage enough to act?

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CountryGothic said...
Mar. 29, 2010 at 11:17 am
I like the beauty of the poem but (and this is of course common) be careful of typing the correct spelling.
abeatlesfan65 replied...
Mar. 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Thanks for the comment... I wish I could change it now though, because I just noticed it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I can't believe it took me this long to notice, a few months after submission!
CountryGothic replied...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm
Well, that happens. But even so, good poem.
fiftiesgal467 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Nicely done!
esoteric said...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm
this is great! i love the imagery
abeatlesfan65 replied...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm
Thanks! I've got a few other poems if you want to check those out, too. I always appreciate comments!
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