poet Brian Dorn

Brian Dorn

Independence

Reach out to the leaves
As they fall from the trees
All at once the wind makes them run

They fly off alone
Each on their own
To wherever the breeze sends them

Now free to roam
Away from their home
Declaring their own independence

Poem Submitted: Friday, August 11, 2006
Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/25/2019 1:14:00 AM)

    They fly off alone
    Each on their own
    To wherever the breeze sends them

    Now free to roam
    Away from their home
    Declaring their own independence

    its
    great expression
    great 10+++++++++

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  • mthura (5/12/2019 9:53:00 PM)

    I feel a beautiful @ energetic poem.

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  • Elizabeth ZerbstElizabeth Zerbst (12/17/2017 2:35:00 PM)

    One I've not seen or heard before... I like it.

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  • David Harris (3/6/2007 3:23:00 PM)

    Brian, this is very visual. I liked it. It portrayed autumn very well. I also got the feeling that you wished you were one of those leaves being carried away to somewhere else by the wind. Great write. Thanks for sharing it.
    David

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  • Not a member No 4 (2/1/2007 5:00:00 PM)

    Just a trace perhaps of a wistful wish that you could follow in this lovely depiction of autumn, and a matching state of mind. jim

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  • Sandra Fowler (1/22/2007 3:20:00 PM)

    Apparently, you speak leaf language very well. Beautiful poem, Brian.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra

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  • Diane Violet (10/16/2006 12:05:00 PM)

    It's nice when the wind blows them back this way everyonce in a while. My oldest leaf, I mean daughter is roaming quite far but in physical distance only. I guess I'm going through half an empty nest syndrome as still have one more to go, it seems to soon. I love this poem, it speaks to me of the cycle of nature...the cycle of life. All the best, Diane

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  • Ruby Root (8/18/2006 12:37:00 PM)

    Excellent write Brian. It is very true. I think you are absolutely right on this one.
    Take care.

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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (8/15/2006 11:05:00 AM)

    love this brian. thanks for coming over to my side of the house. love.

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  • Dee Daffodil (8/14/2006 1:51:00 PM)

    Great write! Sounds a lot like Fall...but I'm not quite done wringing the last few drops out of summer yet...
    Hugs,
    dee

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  • Max Reif (8/14/2006 10:26:00 AM)

    It's a nice metaphor, Brian. It works!

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  • Tailor BellTailor Bell (8/12/2006 6:29:00 PM)

    enjoyable read, Brian. something quite refreshing here in straightforward symbolism. good meter. -Tailor

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  • R H (8/12/2006 4:54:00 PM)

    I love the simplicity of this poem, the images you have created and the strength it conveys in the last line. This poem made me long for Autumn - my favourite time of the year. Justine

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  • Esther Leclerc (8/12/2006 12:23:00 PM)

    Since little kidhood, watching the leaves change, blow and wander has been one of my favorite things... There is such reward in noticing the little things. You capture this spirit beautifully, Brian, thank you. Esther : ]

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  • Emma Johnson (8/12/2006 1:12:00 AM)

    Beautifully simple as the 'independent' and simple motion of a leaf. Beautiful rhyme. My favourite by you. Susie.

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  • Preeti - is here! (8/12/2006)

    Independence, that is a great visual you've lent to that word. Great work!

    Preets

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  • Patricia Gale (8/11/2006 11:34:00 PM)

    Lovely, splendid imagery. A wondeful flow that took us there.

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  • Mary Nagy (8/11/2006 10:44:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this very much Brian. I like the flow of it as well as the beautiful images it stirs up. I'm looking forward to Fall and it's a little bit chilly here this evening so this was especially nice right now. Sincerely, mary

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