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Life Of A Falling Leaf

September 14, 2022
By Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.” ---- Black Beauty

Life is a bed of roses 

It was what I thought

Until it turned into a 

Thick thorny mattress, wrought

To show me what life exposes 


I was a young merry leaf 

Playing with bright butterflies

Giving shelter to starlings

But time relentlessly flies 

Suddenly breaking this lively dream


I saw my leaf mates fall

And return they never did 

I thought it was a journey

Thought about the fruits of fun they reaped 

And waited for my turn to fall


Autumn grew nearer, and 

I started mirroring the sun 

It was time, I thought

And waited for the descent to begin

And with the wind, I lunged


Falling felt like flying

In the fancy valleys of happiness

Everything was so blissful

Not a stain of misery to witness

And I kept on falling


My expectations were soaring

Until splash! I fell in a puddle 

Suddenly the light started darkening

As water seeped into my veins with a gurgle 

The fantasy land I imagined, shattering


Now I knew the fate of others

As the inevitable hit me 

My journey would start now 

The long journey of eternity

Away from the childish thoughts 


Life is like a fragile glass

It breaks if it falls 

But someday I'll be back 

On the same ole' tree with my folks 

To again play with bright butterflies

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