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In Memory of a Leaf

June 19, 2013
By Arman Luczkow BRONZE, Hastings On Hudson, New York
Arman Luczkow BRONZE, Hastings On Hudson, New York
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I drifted to
The frozen ground
My body numb
My skin brown.

To land among
The crystal thorns
Breathing my last
Cut and torn.

Eyes probing
Giants up high
For a hidden home
Stretching towards sky.

But Why?

The wind lashed out
Gripping me tight
Pulling me off
With all its might.

A slow spider
Tiredness crept
Through my limbs
Weaving its web.

So while caressed
By soft snowflakes
With one last tug,
I broke away.

The author's comments:
This poem is a description of a simple event that many people don’t bother to pay attention to. Sometimes people become so caught up in their lives and what they have to do later that day, or the next, that they forget to notice everything that goes on all around them. That inspired me to write this poem from the perspective of something simple, a leaf, and create a new image of something so mundane it’s overlooked every day. I also hope that anyone who sees this poem will be convinced to look at their surroundings in a new way and be more aware.

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