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Leaves

                Leaves

See the leaf caught in the gale
On freedoms wind away does sail
Departed now, from the twigs
How brief, their existence is

Some are trapped within a rut
Some stick together in a glut
Some spend their days all alone
Others drift where they are blown

Some are destined to fly high
Some watch others passing by
Some stay firmly on the ground
Others just whirl round and round

Some are blown far away
Some near home, they will stay
Some from place to place do flutter
Others remain, in the gutter

Some find themselves on top of pile
Their purchase there is so fragile
Held aloft from underneath
By the strong and humblest leaf

Relying so on game of chance
Upon the breeze perform their dance
Everywhere the leaves are scattered
Along the way are torn and tattered

And when their journey comes to end
Back with the earth the leaves do blend
Making way for those to come
The colourful, glorious,
Next Autumn. 

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:31:00 AM

    This is one of my favorite poems of yours, the journey of leaves :) the metaphor is amazing. Going to my favorites.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 8/6/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You honour me greatly with this comment Becca. I remember walking along a leafy lane some years ago, then I started seeing leaves in odd places and idea struck me. These are the inspirations I love the most, those that just creep up on you, and say, "hey, look at me, I'm a leaf", lol
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:38:00 PM

    I'm of the dry and withering sort, so no discourse for me. Lovely analogies in here, Richard. Great write, as is your wont. Licia :-)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 8/6/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You my dear friend are far from dry, particularly after a few drinks with ice if memory serves lol, nor are you withering, more like growing stronger on the vine, especially in your writing talents. Is that enough discourse for you :)
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:28:00 AM

    Good morning Richard.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/27/2013 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And Good morning to you Rick. Belatedly lol
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 4:33:00 PM

    Richard; How beautiful The leaves, how beautiful the poem. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/22/2013 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always nice to see you Lucy, thank you for looking in, hope you're feeling stronger
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 2:17:00 PM

    Lovely feeling the whirling and blowing of the leaves throughout this serene poem. Really like where it ended. Captivating all the way through :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/22/2013 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've been trying to figure where I might fit into this write, seems like a little in each, except the last one lol, not quite yet eh. Thanks for dropping by Karen
    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey Date: 6/22/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Meant to include that I did get the feeling the leaves as a metaphor for going about life. Very creative all the way through.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:59:00 AM

    Sorry that I haven't gotten back with you in awhile. I develop into a workaholic during the summer... lol. Your descriptions of the leaves are fascinating... I've always thought it strange how the leaves are always so much more beautiful when they are dead, dry and just fluttering around as they may... Autumn definitely is glorious :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/22/2013 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hiya Tim, Welcome back, probably temp as you're so busy
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:38:00 PM

    Hello Richard, a beautiful poem, and lovely scenery, I love the image of leaves laying all around. Since I'm from Texas, I will admire the vivid view in your poem. Our Autumn, is not as fascinating when it comes to colors. sometimes when the leaves fall and settle upon the Earth, we rake them so quick you won't know they touched the ground.. our dry leaves are not attractive. I wish our leaves would journey in this manner, making way for seasons to come.... xox~ Linda

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/20/2013 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my Sweet Dark Friend, you always leave an interesting comment, which is much appreciated
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:19:00 PM

    i don't know why but I feel like raking all of a sudden... ha ha ...JK....

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/20/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope that's leaves you mean and not the past lol
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:04:00 PM

    Good night Rick, I hope all is well in your world.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/20/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rick, all is well in my world,
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 5:49:00 PM

    an incredible write with a sense of passing seasons beautifully penned Shadow x Smiles

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/18/2013 6:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Linda, Thank you for the visit and lovely comment :)
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/18/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol I'm sure this happens when others are commenting at same time, below was meant to go to Andrea.
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/18/2013 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment on this poem Andrea, yes I think that's the word, I'm sure an allergy is something quite different lol. Thank you also for your comment on my comments. It's a bit of fun.
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:29:00 AM

    this is VERY good analogy, I think that is the word for it!! People as leaves. So clever!! And I have to tell you that I really loved your comments to me today. They were so colorful!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/18/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment on this poem Andrea, yes I think that's the word, I'm sure an allergy is something quite different lol. Thank you also for your comment on my comments. It's a bit of fun.
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:49:00 AM

    This is fantastic Richard, I enjoyed your poem.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/18/2013 5:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rick, appreciate you comment
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:15:00 AM

    - A poem for reflection Richard. - That's life "round trip" for both nature and people. - Really a nice poem! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/18/2013 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne Lise, Yes and like 'round trip', very nice way of putting it.
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:49:00 PM

    nicely done Richard ;}

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/16/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie. Will be visting you again soon
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:39:00 PM

    Awwwwwwwww......what lessons are there for us to glean fron this exquisite poem....life is transitory...loved this. To my favs with it....

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/15/2013 2:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will leave you to make of it what you will. Yes Eileen, life comes and goes and in between many things can happen. Thank you for your lovely comment.,