This poem was actually written as a challenge from a friend's friend who is a playwright and author. My friend passed it on to me. Here it is:Write an poem on the delicacy of leaves. Make sure your tone is gentle. Begin this way: "Crash! Bang! The angry leaves assaulted my roof and hurt my dog. I grabbed my rake and I..."I took some poetic license, of course.
Crash! Bang! Poof! The angry leaves assault my roof
My canine friend turns end to end, and cries out with a woof
I grab my rake and take a break, enjoying autumn's show
No haste to battle Zephyr's breath, with such a fine tableau
Then a pause and silence falls, and time slows to a crawl
Molecules of red and gold in fractal loops enthrall
Leafy fingers stroke my brow, a delicate caress
Cares and worries leave my mind and harried thoughts regress
A second seems forever as I'm lost in reverie
A timeless crystal moment of deep serenity
Then I stir, my eyes unblur and I roll up my sleeves
I put my mind in focus, and begin to rake the leaves
See "About this poem" above title for the notes.