The Leaf

March 19, 2011
By Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."


Fallen, it has, from high up above
It used to be resting on a branch like a dove.
With a step or two, it is at my feet
And I stop to pick up the thin brown leaf.
Brown like the tall, mighty oak trees
That surrounds and shadows me in a canopy
Or the dirt that scatters with each impact
Of wandering people, minds with nature not intact
Faint and withered lines drawn on
Somber, rugose, with the light of hope gone.
It is beautifully shaped, almost a heart,
And I ask it to tell me, when did it start?
Stroking its damaged papery skin
I imagine its insides as if poked by a pin,
With no more humbly working cells
And the cytoplasm breaking to spread like gel.
Small in my fingers, the leaf is frail
And the blow of the wind watched it sail
When, stem grasping, it hung on tight
But, alas, it was made to succumb to the fight
For the weather is changing, the weather is changing!
And the winds have started rearranging.
The leaf has fallen, bent and defeated
While I wonder why its soul has fleeted.
And maybe, I think, it is still alive
If only it could find a way to revive.
A chirp in my mind causes me to halt
Perhaps I could grant it feeling in this drought.
With a crunch of my hands
And its melt into sand,
I wait for a great and powerful breeze
To let the pieces of the leaf run free.


The author's comments:
I'm not much of a poet, but we had to write a transcendental poem in English class and I happened to really get into writing this particular one, because who knows the mind of a leaf and what happens to it when it falls?

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on Jul. 21 2011 at 12:38 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Thanks. Don't worry, it's not too cheesy. I guess. :) Thanks for the comment. 

on Jul. 20 2011 at 6:26 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

Could've fooled me Garnet (cheesy warning) you could be a poet and not know it... (wow, that was a lot worse than it sounded in my head...) Anyway.... I liked it a lot. It flowed, you had some nice rhymes- and it didn't feel too formal, or forced, which is the killer of poems. so, great job!

 


on Jul. 20 2011 at 5:22 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks :)

Shayna121 GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 3:45 pm
Shayna121 GOLD, Port Charlotte, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.

Really good! I loved the flow, I loved the poem...nice job!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 8:37 pm
Zinaidia SILVER, Moreno Valley, California
8 articles 3 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"Whatever you are, be a good one.\\\"

Wow. This poem is just soaking with amazing-ness. Since it is bunched together it is a little harder to read, but other than that, great job!

on Jun. 24 2011 at 11:04 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Thanks! :)

on Jun. 24 2011 at 3:11 am
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

For being "not much of a poet," this is actually really good :) Great job!

on Jun. 17 2011 at 1:29 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Oh yeah? Well thank you! I wasn't sure if it was good or not, but I'm glad you liked it. :)

austenite GOLD said...
on Jun. 16 2011 at 7:56 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Wow! Just, wow. I love this so much! Is it sad that I felt compassion for a leaf? :) Beautifully written. Bravo.


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