# # Brown Leaves Poem by Sonya Florentino

# # Brown Leaves

Rating: 2.8

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'

Leah Ayliffe 21 January 2010

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

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Prince Obed de la Cruz 04 February 2010

for me, the 'brown leaves' represent so many things... please share this one to as many as you can... thanks!

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Rakesh Bedi 01 February 2010

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

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Kesav Easwaran 24 January 2010

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

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nomad omnia 23 January 2010

Aye Sonya, I am on my way to joining those leaves...: -)

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Sandra Fowler 22 January 2010

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

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Sonya Florentino

Sonya Florentino

Manila, Philippines (residing NYC)
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