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Sonya Florentino

(Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

# # Brown Leaves


They still are leaves
They are brown leaves
Still hanging from a tree

When they fall down
They still are leaves
Brown leaves on the ground

And when they're gone
Lost to the wind
When they become
weightless and transparent...

They still are leaves
That once were all colors

© 2010 Sonya Florentino



Notes: inspired by a stanza in the poem 'October Sky' by Sierra Scribler where the writer wrote how autumn leaves are like 'paper skeletons waiting to fall to the ground'

Submitted: Thursday, January 21, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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  • Rakesh Bedi (2/1/2010 11:34:00 PM)

    sonya, i found the hidden metaphor of human life and enjoyed your poem immensely...thanks for sharing, dear.... (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (1/24/2010 8:25:00 AM)

    the theme here is the uncertainty of life...interwoven with the sweetness of life that gets lived out- colors
    good write...meaningful...10 (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (1/22/2010 3:23:00 AM)

    In your brown leaves, one can hear the
    whisper of eternity. Excellent, Sonya.

    Always your friend,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Leah Ayliffe (1/21/2010 7:53:00 PM)

    you are a beautiful writer!
    great imagry inspiring words attatched to as simple things as leaves.
    beautiful! (Report) Reply

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