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The Little Leaf

The little leaf held tightly
to his mother tree's bark.
He started to get frightened
when the sky began to get dark.
But the mother tree comforted him,
filling his little heart with love.
"It puts the world to sleep," she said,
"and is sent from the One above."
As the love between the leaf and tree grew stronger,
the weather began to change.
The color of green seemed to fade,
and the little leaf felt strange.
"What is happening to me?"
he asked his mother tree.
"It's a natural part of life, my child," she said,
"you're becoming who you're meant to be."
The leaf turned a beautiful bright yellow,
as summer changed into fall.
He danced in the golden sunlight,
feeling a thousand feet tall.
Again, the weather started to change,
and the growing leaf asked to leave.
So the mother tree let go of her child,
but her heart wanted to grieve.
The cold wind blew this little leaf
far away from his mother tree.
As he joined the sleepy earth,
he was glad that his mother set him free.

Copyright © Angie Sharp

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 7:26:00 AM
    Angie congrats on your win. A beautiful write I must say. Warms Wishes, Connie

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 6:21:00 PM
    What a fine write I too think there can be joy in the leaving! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Angie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:13:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your win my dear Angiel! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 2:56:00 AM
    Angie congrats on your win, great write...David

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 12:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Angie love xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 10:11:00 PM
    Lovely words, congrats....Seren

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 8:12:00 PM
    … and to each and every child she cradles, there is always enough love and care to be provided. So too… should be the life of mankind. Your personification/analogy well told.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 6:57:00 PM
    You brought life to this little leaf....a lovely little poem it is! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/21/2009 10:36:00 AM
    Wow..... this piece has to be in the favs. Enjoyed reading it have a blessed day.

  1. Date: 3/21/2009 9:16:00 AM
    How wonderfully you convey the stages of life by using such profound personification, Angie! Very original!