Before they can ever live

September 21, 2010
By Jennypig GOLD, Winslow, Maine
Jennypig GOLD, Winslow, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Get living or get dying -Stepen King
We are a little weird and life is a little weird, so when we find someone who's weirdness is compatible with our own, we fall in a mutual weirdness and call it love. -Dr. Seuss

A leaf leave’s its home on a nice big tree
It slowly pulls apart by the steam
Like a child’s tooth being lost
Pushed out by unwanted forces
Tearing it away,
to never come back.
Painfully it breaks away
Only to gently glide
Across the great blue sky
Onto who knows what
Mostly the leaves fall onto green growing grass
To be pulled off by animals
Or stepped upon by little kids
No one ever thinks “What happened to that leaf”
As there are millions upon millions in a back yard alone.
No one thinks “Does the tree miss its little bud?”
No one thinks it because more come along
And the ones that are on the bottom of life are forgotten about
Compared to the new beautiful ones that grow in its place
Only to repeat it’s self again
and be forgotten about
Like most things in the world
Dead and gone
Before they can even live.

The author's comments:
I started writing this poem about the beauty of nature and then it occured to me that this happens all the time and it made me think of teens. Becoming a social out-cast and so depressed and pushed away and down by many things can lead them to many lists of tragidies like suicide. I hope you see what I mean. :)

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on Dec. 3 2011 at 2:42 pm
Plain-Jane ELITE, Grandview, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"And the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shepherd. He will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17

I love the way you compared a real life problem to nature. It's very true.

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