an elegy on the death of a leaf
*An* *elegy* *on* *the* *death* *of* *a* _leaf_ .....
A schoolboy named Life looked skyward and saw
A leaf falling.
Carrying the dying thing
In its bosom ,the wind
Whistled a funeral tone.
Its arms frail from a long journey ,dropped the lost thing in the schoolboy's arm
where in dying breath,the leaf whispered "you lied!"
The boy smiled in childish innocence
And he let the leaf fall further:'A dry leaf on a busy road'
as it saw life walking past,
Untill a schoolgirl named Death came hopping by
and without looking down
She trampled it to dust.
Copyright © Sitabz Garg | Year Posted 2017
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