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The leaf is happy in the summer breeze
Swaying lightly in the wind
It's lush green color showing perfect health
A happy leaf it is.
The weather suddenly gives a slight change
And the leaf now feels a gentle chill
It's color fading lightly
As the season changes into autumn.
The leaf is now the color of the trunk of a tree
Its once strong green figure now brittle and shriveled
It longs for its former self
And the soft breeze of summer
As the season progresses, conditions become even harsher.
The winds pick up, and they become icy and cold
Shaking the leaf violently
Making it extremely miserable.
The season is now winter.
The few leaves that remain on the trees are feeble little things
The leaf somehow clings to the tree for a week
Before being ripped from its home
And shot around the neighborhood
in a wild and unmerciful fashion
It is paraded about the air
Hoping to grasp on the something
But the leaf cannot maintain a grip
And wonders if this nightmare will ever cease.
It finally gets pounded into the snow
And is forgotten by all others
Until spring comes around
And he is recreated as a new leaf.
The spring season begins and the trees start regaining leaves
Little buds that evolve into lush green flakes
The leaf returns greener than ever
Ready for the summer season to begin
And the cycle to begin once again.