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I Found a Leaf

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I Found a Leaf

I was walking through the forest
Saw a leaf on the ground
It looked discolored and tattered
Exhausted and dreary
So I turned it over
Was so colorful and bright
So fresh and brilliant too
I began to wonder
Why it landed that way
Or had it changed over time
I then looked at all the other leaves
So many dim and lacking color
I began to turn them all over
Until there was a golden glow
With brilliant reds mingled through
I felt so much better
And became revived
As I discovered this is the way
To start the New Year


By: Greg Stanley
December 23,2011

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  1. Date: 1/12/2012 9:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your win..great work

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 7:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in the "New Beginnings" contest Greg. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Ohh...this goes to my Favs.

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 9:53:00 PM
    Congratulations on your great win :) Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 8:37:00 PM
    Congrats. Greg on your well deserved win, I can see you love nature, there is a beauty in the great outdoors that heals and restores, Happy New Year, hope the best is yet to come, hugs, vie

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 1:00:00 PM
    ahhh GOOD one..you are turning over a new leaf!! you punny man! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 10:24:00 AM
    oh, and congratulations on your awesome win!

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 10:23:00 AM
    this is very interesting and brings out the nature of a true poet, looking for signs of beginnings in mere leaves!

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Very nice Greg. Congratulations

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 1:59:00 AM
    Congratulations x

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 7:17:00 PM
    There are so many different ways to look at this story...Congrats on this winning write. Nature always wins....BIG TIME!!!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 6:53:00 PM
    This is a neat write! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 6:25:00 PM
    A delightful story! Love this whole idea, finding the positive! Good job, Greg!!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 6:12:00 PM
    Great poem Greg. It painted a picture as I read. Congrats on the win. Happy New Year. Lynn

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 5:14:00 PM
    Great insight here, Greg! Every day is a blessing... to fulfill our purpose...another chance to "Be"...Awesome! Congratulations on your Ist Place win...so well deserved. A happy New Year to you and yours. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 11:16:00 PM
    Good descriptiveness here, Greg. All leaves are green until their chloroplasts die. The season of autumn brings a motley of different colors to any forest.

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 12:11:00 PM
    I like this one. Excellent poem. Merry Christmas! hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 11:54:00 AM
    A briliant way to start the New Year,Greg.Such a positive message penned to the paper.Merry Christmas