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My Leaves

June 16, 2019
By zoeyrain123 BRONZE, Buffalo Ny, New York
zoeyrain123 BRONZE, Buffalo Ny, New York
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I know that trees do not believe

In every branch and every leaf.

For in the autumn, in the fall,

A tree lets go of nearly all!

If it is loyal to its tree,

The leaf survives, endures the breeze!

But if a leaf does no such good,

Away it blows, just as it should.

I try, so hard, to do the same

Although, my leaves, they have a name.

If harmful people, whom I know,

Just like a leaf- could be let go,

Then I'll blossom slowly, surely, sweet.

If I hold the leaves I want not-

Then like a tree, I'll surely rot!

I cannot bear the dead, old weight,

Of people who cause my heart to ache.

So like a tree, I'll let them go

To make some room for winter snow.

The author's comments:

Zoey C. is a fourteen year old poet from Buffalo, NY. She loves to sing, play ukulele, and write. Previous publications include New Moon Girls magazine, March 2019. 

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This article has 3 comments.

on Jul. 10 at 1:13 pm
EpicBruhMoment, America, Alabama
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Great poem! I love your rhyme scheme.

on Jul. 10 at 5:25 am
AngelaStockman, Kenmore, New York
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This is beautiful. ❤️

c_doc24 SILVER said...
on Jul. 9 at 9:02 pm
c_doc24 SILVER, Lafayette, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Not all who wander are lost."

The symbolism! Great job! ; )

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