Life is but a Moment

Wayfare By Wayfare, 10th Feb 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry>Death

50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem
50 words about my poem

Life is but a Moment

A boy looks to the leaves
In the cold days of fall
And observes the changing colors
Of the forest

As each day passes
The leaves become more beautiful
The turning of the leaves,
Or foliage

Eventually the leaves turn brown
They dry up and cease to exist
Yet their dead casts remain on the ground
Underneath the trees they fell

Here they lay
Their previous beauty
Is only a memory

The boy passes through life
Adulthood, and now elder
He is no longer blossoming
His youth is fading
And now, his time is ending

Nearing his last breath
He sees a leaf fall
Unto a pile of others
Smothered by another

He notices the leaf is not brown
It is still quite yellow
Having fallen too soon
Defeated by a gust of wind

Realizing the full life he had
Grateful for the opportunity
To turn brown
This man knows some do not make it here

Here lasting on the tree
To the last stage
And falling to the ground
To lay with the rest
Under the trees they fell

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Death, Life, Nature

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