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Leaves

A leaf fell from the Maple tree;
Another from the Birch--
A dozen more unhooked themselves
From off their lofty perch.

Some fell to heaps upon the ground;
Others scattered on the breeze--
A few still clung tenaciously
To the nearly barren trees.

And I took the winter as a thief
Since it pillaged every tree--
Recalling just how green and full
The branches used to be.

But then I felt a drop, or two
Reminding me again--
That winter is no place for leaves,
But rather snow, and rain!

~M

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  1. Date: 5/25/2014 11:22:00 PM
    Congrats on the win!!!!

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/26/2014 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert; you can't win em all, but it's sure nice when you do :) See ya around, my friend...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/25/2014 4:00:00 AM
    I love the imagery here Mel super write congrats on win hugs

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/25/2014 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Shadow. I just came from your page...good stuff, of course :) Hope you're having a nice weekend, my friend. Keep on smiling...xxx...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2014 8:33:00 PM
    Mel, you have "it". Nice win!

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/25/2014 12:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Is there a cure? lol Thanks Dave. Win some, lose some. After I enter a contest, I try and forget about it...that way, if I win, great! And if not, I'm not suicidal or devastated :) I appreciate your visit and words of support, Have a great Sunday...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2014 6:56:00 AM
    "winter as a thief " great poem Mel.

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/25/2014 12:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Kiran, and thank you for dropping by to read and comment. Glad you liked this write, as nature is one of my favorite topics--obviously :) Peace and hugs, my friend...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2014 6:16:00 AM
    Wonderful write Mel ! Maple leaves hv always gas inmates me ,,, loved to read ,, congrats on great win!

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/25/2014 12:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dr. Upma, Hi. Good of you to visit and to comment so generously. I appreciate it, very much...Peace...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 11:05:00 PM
    Nice win Mel... CONGRATULATIONS!

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/24/2014 1:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Verlena, so nice to hear from you. Thank you for the visit and the congrats; I appreciate it...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:17:00 PM
    Every thing has it's place in the grand scheme of things Mel, congrats o your win luv xxx

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/24/2014 1:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rose. Thank you for the congrats...maybe one of these days I'll figure out what my place is. Have a great weekend, my dear...xxx...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 3:28:00 PM
    Congrats once again MM...Now leaves are bright green here in the spring...I see new opportunity for another write.

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There ya go. A little inspiration, a little ink in the pen, and a new poem is born. Well it be a boy, or girl? lol Have a great weekend, my friend, and I'll look forward to your latest masterpiece :)...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 3:17:00 PM
    Another masterpiece. Great Job!

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ivo, it may not be a masterpiece, but it reflects what my heart needed to express, and that's masterful enough, I suppose. Thank you for your faithful visit--without your support, I may resign my place here in Soupland lol Have a great weekend, my good friend--and smile...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 11:10:00 AM
    I'll take a leaf out of Linda's comments.....I too have read another poem of yours lately inspired by a leaf. Enjoyed both writes. Congrats on this fine win, Mel. // paul

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Paul. It's true, I do have an affinity for leaves ands all things nature. I'm glad this one so it will get a little exposure. It was kinda languishing at the bottom of my list, where some of my better poems hide. Have a fun and diverting weekend, Paul...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 10:13:00 AM
    WOW, Here I am Again.... CONGRATULATIONS, Mel, . I hope you don't mind your placement in my contest. Out of past experience, I know many don't like when I don't have a first or second placement. However, this is my judgment, and it only feels right, to place each poem, in the order I would have, as if there had been a first or second placement. Believe me, I'm not taking from you or your winning poem. Hugs, and enjoy my blog, "Conundrum" if you'd like. Have yourself a sweet day. ...always Linda

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll check it out. As for the contests, I'm just happy to be among the winners. Sometimes people will read a poem they otherwise would not have just because of a contest placement, so it matters. I'm a lielong athlete, very competitive, so first feels best, but I'll bet you're that way to; human nature :) Thanks for the always welcome visit darlin'...xxx...mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:10:00 AM
    Makes sense to me MEl, I'd rather be a leaf. Freedom, sounds good once the tree lets go... LOL.. get it... Linda

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's profound. It's also what I was getting at with this write, even unconsciously. Let's grab a soda after class...xxx...Mel :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 2:30:00 AM
    I have a feeling, after reading this poem, you are infatuated with The Leaf... I'm just kidding, I remember reading, another poem about leaf's a few days ago. On your poem list. Mel, this is a sweet poem. I don't think, Winter's and leaves suit each other. I enjoy winter, especially since I'm from Texas. The trees, around here are naked, but it has nothing to do with winter...LOL.... enjoyed this...Linda

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 3:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I have a thing about leaves. I wanted to be a rose, but now I want to be a leaf--hey, you get to fly. Incidentally, I fly single engine planes, so if you like to fly, let me know--I'll stall it for ya :) I always do with a new passenger...funniest thing in the world--to me, not the passenger lol ...xxx...Mel
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 2:26:00 AM
    Hello Mel, are you wondering how I exceed the characters limit. It's easy. Fill in all the characters allowed. Once the little box, minus your numbers. Keep an eye, at it. Make sure you don't go over 999, characters. Once you do your doomed, with an error code. :) Let's say you have 800 characters. What you do is easy. Copy, the extra 300 characters. ((Make sure you copy it, OKAY!)) Next, you delete, the 300 characters-- Abrakadabra, BOOM! 800 -300 = 500. LOL, your back to 500, in the comment box. Now, what you're going to, copy paste, what you copied, before deleting. Make sure, the numbers don't move to the side where it reads. Characters remaining: Do NOT use the CTRL to copy paste, your comment back. Use the left or right click on the bottom, (however you have it set) A box will appear, click on PASTE, copy the rest of the comment. Do not add anything else. Last you validate, the comment. Make sure, the characters reads 500

    Merrill Avatar Mel Merrill
    Date: 5/23/2014 3:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Seriously? I think you're playin with me--which is fine, but I found Astronomy less confusing lol You explained it well, except for one thing...what does copy and paste mean? I am PC challenged. I'm doing well to post a comment. Now I get the 300 limit; cuz of dolts like me. Earned my Masters with a 3.78, though, so there's hope...special hugs and smiles...Mel :)
  1. Date: 4/22/2014 10:05:00 AM
    You speak of nature so wonderfully! :) AMAZiNG you are :)