The Little Yellow Leaf

The little yellow leaf

Floated gracefully

On the gentle wind…

I didn’t see it

I heard about it from a friend

I thought about it for

The rest of the day

What is that, you ask me?

Couldn’t I have found something else

To occupy my mind?

Yes I am quite sure I could

But my usual ruminations

Are not quite so pleasant

So yes…

I thought about the

Slightly yellow leaf

And how it had managed

To hold onto that tree

During storms

Never blaming itself

for the weather or the wind

And then danced gracefully

In the air

Finally free to dance

In a wider space

Without being partially attached

Still not blaming itself

Or feeling toxic shame

For Β being attached

Or for being free now

Then landed oh so thoughtfully

At the feet of my friend

So he could tell me

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Blackhorn33
    Oct 09, 2015 @ 04:36:52

    I was doing some work on Our site and I was just having a moment to myself.
    I didn’t realize that I was “remembering” and enjoying thinking about little moments here and there.
    The next thing I knew, I was thinking about My Dear Friend that at first, had just offered words of encouragement when I was sad and discouraged.
    Then, she nominated us for an award….
    You really are “Gentle Kindness”, and you hold a very special place in my heart.
    I am always available if you ever need anything,
    Robert

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  2. quirkyshine
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 07:20:47

    this is nice πŸ™‚ it is like falling into the right person… a friend who cares to listen… very nice poem πŸ™‚

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  3. Ben Naga
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 09:50:59

    Nice poem here, Annie. quirkyshine’s comment above fits in well. Sometimes a friend who cares to listen inspires you. And sometimes can be … oneself. πŸ™‚

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    • gentlekindness
      Oct 13, 2015 @ 05:41:20

      You send me little ones from time to time so I thought you would like this. πŸ™‚
      I am glad you had a chance to read it. There are many pretty leaves in my parking lot behind my house now…although mostly red.
      They are getting very pretty. I think my youngest daughter and I will go out picture taking this week, now that I am feeling better.
      Annie

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