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Playful spring winds tango with an oak tree.
Each consecutive leaf alike joins in.
From a third party, they all seem to be
Following sweet patterns of dips and spins,
One paranoid leaf, a few weeks past bud,
Defies the swift harmony by freezing,
No difference created in one applaud,
Fears of missteps are overpowering.
Sun shines on then colors start to spin ’round
The leaf can’t brag about setting a smile.
Leaves embrace their final dance to the ground,
And our leaf’s feelings have been put on trial.
Clings to the branch and exiting spotlight
Tangos to the fall wind in third party’s sight.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Joe Patrickson said...
May 11, 2011 at 12:32 am
A truly outstanding sonnet! I have heard of 'the last man standing,' but now I am aware of the last leaf dancing, no longer frozen, still alive as the Wild West Wind (thou breath of Autumn's being) approaches.
 
holm said...
May 8, 2011 at 5:41 am

That is fantastic, really impressed

 

 
Capp said...
May 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm
This poem is outstanding. Nicole, you are a truly talented author.
 
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