Explaining to a Leaf (softly sad)

Explaining to a Leaf (softly sad)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Explaining to a Leaf

~ loneliness ~


Winds stalk me,

leaves tremble at my approach …

they are frightened

of the cold that follows.

In hushed, rustling whispers,

as I pass, they ask,

“Why is it you are not afraid?”


Un-answering, my feet march on,

trodding on their fallen brethren,

lovers, sisters, and friends ...

why bother with answers.


Would they understand?


How do you explain to a shivering leaf

that the cold can’t be as bad

as waking up tomorrow,

finding it’s become

as lonely today as every day

is going to be,


what it’s like

finding the same empty bed,

with the same lone hair

stretched out across your pillow;

a single-stranded ghost,

the constant reminder

that all too often,


hearts,

like seasons …

share a kinship of change?

© 2019 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Picture. Compliments of Google images.

Please, feel free to offer constructive criticism and/or well-meant comments. : )

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This poems seems so alive to me, I can almost feel those leaves beneath my feet... and hear those hushed whispers. From this point on, I will always "hear" those whispers as I walk... I love the comparision with family, just like a "family tree." Though, the sadness that comes across really does hit me hard. The image portrayed is crushing. Not so softly sad. Clearly achieved your intention with this poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Dear Susan,
Your heartfelt words recognize and seem to actually feel the essence of this poig.. read more



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fortunate enough to come across another of yours and this time a reflection on the end of things,
very nicely done and I appreciate just as much, your very meaningful image
my pleasure

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Greetings, Brother Dave 🍂

I most humbly and sincerely offer my gratitude to you fo.. read more
Dave Brown

2 Months Ago

& 2U2
I am deeply touched by the sentiments expressed in this poem. A thought provoking poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Prema 🌱

It is a distinct honor to receive your thoughtful review for th.. read more
prema

3 Months Ago

welcome Sir
The loneliness of a single leaf, fallen from a rich canopy, which can be compared so easily with the plight of a human soul left on their own after the demise of partner and friends. A beautiful offering Richard,. A most moving read. I did hear the rustle by the way of that dried and aging leaf. Well crafted as I would expect from your wonderful pen.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Hi, Chris

It is so very nice to see you and to receive the gift of a deeply meaningfu.. read more
Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Side note:
My apology, Dear Chris, for the lag in responding to your beautiful comments … p.. read more
Original.
I really like this write.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

light and ashes

3 Months Ago

You too sweet Richard.
Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Allie,
You're a bit-o-honey, yourself. : )
light and ashes

3 Months Ago

:) thank you
The Autumn of love... with colors that warm our soul when we fold our summer dreams into billows of butterflies on wing and our heart sings
of being a part of earth and nurturing new birth after snows and mistletoe... the buds sleep on branches where birds will nest come Spring. tenderly, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Months Ago

Thank you, ever-so warmly, Dear Pat 🍁

Your review, a lovely poem in itself, reflec.. read more
Constructive criticism!? How could I possibly dare? This is a masterpiece. In my first read through this piece I was amazed at every turn. You strike me as a man that wouldn't appreciate pure fawning praise but I cannot come up with anything but praise. A master stroke of a true artist.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard 🍃

5 Months Ago

Thank you most gratefully, Syr TS 🌿

I can conceive of nothing more graciously humb.. read more
Hearts like seasons indeed share a kinship of change. Lovely write.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

6 Months Ago

Good afternoon, Dear Ankita 🌻

It is wonderful to receive your nice compliment and .. read more
I like your play on words and how I can feel and imagine the loneliness one must feel with constant change but nothing can be done but accept the reality that change is part of life. Thank you for sharing your words.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

8 Months Ago

Goodness-ME 🥀

What a pleasure to write for another who possesses the kind of depth.. read more

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