Single Leaf Falls

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The tree grows and on the tree is a leaf


The leaf is content to grow in the love and shelter


Feeding off the tree, giving the tree life


The leaf lives its whole happy life


Something happens; something changes


The leaf feels a bit cut off, something is wrong


An anger comes over the leaf


How can you take that away


How can you leave me alone


The leafs anger forces its way to the surface


The anger beats red in it's veins


The anger begins to turn to an ugly brown despair


A suffocation begins


Its connection to this life it has known becomes tenuous


The leaf feels a falling sensation


Will it recover, will it live, can it regain its grip on reality


A slow decent into an unknown underworld


Falling with no control over where it lands


No control over what it does


It falls; catches a deceptively gentle landing


A river of hope... No, a river of despair


The swirling waters take hold of the gentle leaf


Forcing this lonely traveler at the end of its rope


No choice now in its life


No hope of escaping the currents


Will it flow to the endless hopeless sea


Or drown in the muck never to shine again


Can it hope or dream


Can it create a world out of this chaos


The future looks grim; the prospects hazy


Away, Away, Away


A single leaf falls


 


 


New chapter the leaf falls to the muck


It sits alone in despair


Silt covers it until it is seen no more


No air to surround it


No light of day touches it


It waits in the silent cold darkness


The pressure of its wait begins to build from the outside in


The passage of time frozen in the blink of an eye


Centuries pass, millennia even seem to disappear


A sound, sharp and loud


A shiver, a crack, a light bright as can be


Finally a rebirth


To a place where the past is not only remembered, appreciated


A leaf to tell the tale of a long dead tree


A long time past, miles and miles up stream


A single leaf fell

Created: Mar 05, 2014

Tags: despair, death, use, life, change, poetry, need, nature, purpose, tree, loneliness, re-birth, eons, reason, remember, single, hope, leaf, time, stem, alone

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