The Life Of A Leaf

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The Life Of A Leaf


Born a bud that sprouts in spring,
Bred to reign on branches limbs.
More come out as blue birds sing,
Fed by rain that enhances them.

Stretching out to fill space bare.
Growing with the glowing sun.
Catching dew drops everywhere.
Showing off for everyone.

A colorfully vibrant vestal throng,
Eventual loss of pollen's squeeze.
A visually brightened minstrel song,
Perpetual cause of cough and sneeze.

Waving gently in summer winds.
Providing cover and shade.
Lying limply till autumn begins,
Striving to hover and stay.

Turning yellow, orange and brown,
Changing colors, entertaining eyes.
Burning torches without sounds,
Painting summer's waning skies.

Beckoned from birth by nature's call,
Desperately hoping to hang around
One by one to earth they fall.
Effortlessly floating to the ground.

Gathered in piles, raked and blown,
A child's source of pleasured play,
Mulched and bagged, spread and sewn,
Most of course just withered decay.

Those that last lie around,
Vie for relief of winter's end.
As seasons pass, Spring comes to town.
The Life of a Leaf begins again.



Copyright © November 2009
Kevin Mooney

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stellar commented on The Life Of A Leaf

11-20-2009

This is very lovely poem.......I really enjoyed the idea

LoriSimpson commented on The Life Of A Leaf

11-19-2009

Dear Kevin, Lovely, crisp imagery,with a bright touch of hope at the end Keep writing-I'll definitely keep reading.

Singing commented on The Life Of A Leaf

11-19-2009

I love it very much! Dear Kevin claus. You always write so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So beautiful

Maleficent commented on The Life Of A Leaf

11-18-2009

Nice one... I love the fall imagery... In Oregon the rain has set in and everything is turning green again! ~☮

knight4696 commented on The Life Of A Leaf

11-18-2009

Hey Kev - A really nice poem. A timely one at that ... I'm so sick of reking , blowing and bagging! :) Maybe, dare I say it ... I'm getting old. Really think it's time to re-think my locale. I've been in New England all my life .. and it's getting old along with me :) - Beautiful as they may be .. I could equally enjoy them from afar - via the internet and the beautiful imagery you convey in poems like this! Great Job!! But ... I do hate the Fall and the cursed 4 letter word that's just around the corner SNOW - God help me!! Ken

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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