The Fall Breeze Leaves The Trees With No Leaves

The Innocent Tree

Stands by himself, IMG_4794
His only companions changing, falling, departing,
Taking the bright red exit door to the end
Of life
Left decaying into the ground beneath.

His arms sway in the passing breeze,
Reaching to the sky,
Begging for her light
Upon his leafy outstretched fingers
And to be spread across his graying, bare body,
Heating the arid soul in the center of his being.

For he has not prepared for this cold pool
Which Earth has thrown him into,
Drowning in his inability to say farewell
To his only partners of the planet.

All alone,
No other trees
With whom he can share his troubles
Of the passing painful season that must be endured each year.IMG_4750

He hopes for that Sun to peak
From beneath those Kidnapping Clouds
And save him from the shedding of his tears, and friends
And shivering arms and heart
Which have left him,
All alone,
In the corner of his desolated home.
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    One Healthy Apple
    November 4, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    You’re very talented 🙂

    The photos are beautiful and makes me wish we had a true fall season here!

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    November 4, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for that. Made me feel peaceful. I love this time of year so much. I really debated going out for a run after work because I know it gets darker so much earlier now and it was so much colder today – around 2 degrees celsius (live in Canada). But…I changed at work and just left from there so I wouldn’t be able to “un-convince” myself…and the brisk air, crunchy leaves, rosy cheeks…numb hands (well, that wasn’t so nice…) – well, it was just so worth it. Now, if only winter wasn’t going to come…:)

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