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The Frost Bitten Leaf

O last withering leaf hold on to the bough Whatever be the terror caused by the lightning Whatever the ruthless winds may avow Your glory lies in waiting until spring The sun did not cross the barrier of cloud To save you from the tyrant hands of frost You had the gift of survival endowed You are breathing still, all isn’t lost Take courage, hold on, don’t let it go The earth may prepare the hearse for you Chilling winds may move you to and fro The gardener aiming to pick you and throw That may be true but, if you break in despair My plea not consider nor my counsel care The delicate young shoots then who will shield From the onslaught of the fierce and cruel wind

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007




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Date: 10/21/2015 9:52:00 AM
awesome figurative language...
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 10/16/2016 8:03:00 PM
Thanks Rizwana. You are very kind
Date: 12/16/2012 2:36:00 PM
this is wonderful, i also read a very human heartfelt poem here.. your first post on soup, Mohammad, and a beauty....
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 10/16/2016 8:06:00 PM
Thanks Harry Horseman for your encouraging comments. I am grateful. -Mohammad
Date: 11/9/2012 12:51:00 AM
This is really good writing, Mohammad!! I always enjoy personification and this was quite elegant.
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Date: 6/30/2012 7:35:00 PM
Original art MY! jimbo
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 7/2/2012 4:50:00 PM
Thanks for your kind appreciation
Date: 1/19/2011 11:19:00 AM
mpressive!! I am pleased to have read your write today. I invite you to read my poem The White Snow. And I request you leave some feedback. Thanks
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 11/11/2011 11:40:00 AM
Thanks Shadaab for your heart warming comments. I'll surely read your poem/ poems and express my views. -Mohammad
Date: 5/29/2009 2:07:00 PM
congrats!
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Date: 5/29/2009 2:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week.
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Date: 5/27/2009 5:47:00 AM
Wheresoever you are ... you must return and write again ... your magic words against our lambent pain ... there is greatness in your quill so long still ... o return, for I congratulate your featured poem here, and long for more to shield me from the winters despair. Love it!
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Date: 5/26/2009 4:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Mohammad. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/25/2009 5:26:00 PM
Mohammad, congrats with your feature...Raul
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Date: 5/25/2009 5:22:00 PM
Congrats on your awesome feature once again! Love, Shar
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Date: 5/25/2009 1:34:00 PM
Congrats Mohammad on the re-feature. We should live our own lives with the determination of "The Frost Bitten Leaf." Vince
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Date: 5/25/2009 12:52:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poem. More success with your writing endeavor. Ernilando
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Date: 5/24/2009 5:17:00 PM
Just wanted to drop by and add congratulations on having your poem featured to my other comment. Enjoy your honor. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 4/8/2009 12:01:00 PM
I have commented on this before, Mohammad. It is on my favorite list. A MASTERPIECE!!!!! Your friend in poetry, Lainie
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Date: 1/1/2009 5:35:00 PM
Wonderful imagery and word use... you have a true poetic sensibility my friend! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 10/29/2008 7:06:00 PM
this is a breath-taking and awesome filled write, this is beautiful and it forms a picture in my mind, it's like you are telling a story and I am wanting more, thanks always for your comments, take care D-nyce
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Date: 9/30/2008 5:55:00 AM
A poem of holding fast whatever life holds! Perfect theme! Brgds. george
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Date: 7/20/2008 2:47:00 PM
Oh, the terror of winter and the courage required to see it through. Keep it up!
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