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Though fall has painted
the leaves red and yellow,
and sucked the life from their
now brittle corpses that litter the
packed earth,
a few bright green leaves,
still full of life,
cling bravely to bare grey branches,
tangled together
in a tiny patch of trees and bushes,
defying the crisp cool air,
and the undeniable approach of
Winter.



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windswiftThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm:
I liked this poem a lot, it has emotion painted within the words that you chose.  very descriptive and focused.  I like the way you depict the fight against darkness so easily, and how you put it into metophorical terms, it speaks loudly and passionately.  Five of Five. 
 
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ReneetheGreat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 11:15 am:
This is awesome! I love it!! You should check out some of my new work :D
 
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CoLdEsTNiGhTs said...
Sept. 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm:
love this poem it is very descriptive :)
 
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xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 9:16 am:
I LOVE THIS. So beautiful and creative! Check out my work if you want I love feedback!
 
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IgniteTheAirwaves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm:
I really, really liked this.
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 21, 2009 at 10:49 am:
Beautiful!
 
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Kelz1141 said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm:
I really liked it, it painted such an image in my head.
 
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bluemagnet22 said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm:
Wow great poem
 
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Hallow said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 10:49 am:
I love the personification. Wonderful.
 
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cyanidecaleph said...
Nov. 19, 2009 at 6:51 pm:
Wow. This poem is amazing! 5 out of 5 totally! I love poetry about nature. You're use of words is beyond amazing. If you would like, come check out some of mine. I think you'll really enjoy them. Thanks!
 
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Veritytrue said...
Nov. 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm:
Very nice! It's simple, but very well written. Good imagery and word choice. Keep up the good work!
 
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