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Leaves Of Memories

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THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR MY DEAR SISTER WHO HAS RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOISED WITH ALZHYEMIER. I FEAR WHEN HER BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN LEAVES OF MEMORIES HAVE ALL FALLEN AWAY, SHE WILL NO LONGER REMEMBER MY NAME.


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Leaves Of Memories

Buds are opening on a tree,
Showing their colors of pale green.
As sun and rain flow through their veins,
They stretch their shape as with growing pains.

The warmth of the summer brings forth maturity,
A dark green color now dresses the tree.
Regal and strong she bends with the sway,
As she conquers the storms that come her way.
The wind scatters her seed all over the ground,
Her seedlings will be many when next year comes around.

As nights become cooler, her true beauty unfolds,
The green of her color is now beautiful gold.
When winter overtakes her and shatters her leaves,
Within each is lost precious memories.
She now stands alone , this regal old tree,
A testimony how life sometimes must be.

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  1. Date: 3/14/2012 5:50:00 AM
    very touching poetry pulls at the heart strings, love,vie

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 6:45:00 PM
    There is a renewal in Spring. It would be great if that option were available in life. Nicely written.

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 10:46:00 PM
    very nice

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 7:39:00 AM
    A very nice use of imagery, this is a very good write. Congratulations on being featured by Poetry Soup this week...............S.Ronthorpe.

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Avis. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 9:18:00 AM
    Touching and impressive write.

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 8:24:00 PM
    How lovely is this!! I see that you are new here, but I can also see how gifted with a beautiful eye....and a beautiful pen you are. Welcome to the Soup...and so glad to read such a lovely poem this evening! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 2:15:00 PM
    Welcome in PSoup Avis, well done - I like yours poem. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 10:10:00 PM
    Beautiful nature, beautiful story poem, thanks for sharing it,God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 5:52:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Avis. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 9:07:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem Avis, nicely written, hugs, vie