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Seasons Last Leaf

Seasons Last Leaf
Purged atop a lofty Popular 
A singular leaf all that holds
Like in drowning - gasping for last breath
A life once was – now clinging to the past
The season of spring brought forth its life
Love to blossom to bear fruit and green
The wonders- all newly felt and viewed
The leaf smiled among the young it knew
In summer time the heat did soar
The leaf grew as rains did pour
By trials of wind water thunder and drought
The leaf endured each tribulation and grew proud
At first frost many shivered and fell
But most became brilliant chrisom red- do tell
A gathering of color painted by the creator’s finger
As the leaf among the many waited its time
Now the last- singularly purged atop the lofty popular
The life given it wavers to left than right
Until the leaf rest among the assembled piles afoot
In winter time a blanket comes
Upon the leaf the piles the ground
Nature cocoons to repair once more
The hope that comes after winter’s storms

Copyright © Mark Goodson

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Did you ever watch a gingko tree shed it's leaves? It loses them all at once. It's like walking through falling rain. I enjoyed your poem and thank you for your comments. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Wow...I was looking and talking to my sister just yesterday about the dead leaves still clinging to to a few trees. I find myself watching daily to see if they've finally given up to the wind. Love the personification in this...just really like everything about it. Life cycles in to behold.

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:59:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this poem, Mark. - Well written. - - Happy New Year! -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)