Last Words Of A Dear Casuarina Leaf Poem by Aufie Zophy

Last Words Of A Dear Casuarina Leaf

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Afternoon, while enjoying a lovely breeze,
I sit in the soothing shadow of casuarinas
When suddenly a fallen needle shaped leave
Touches my cheek softly.

'Hi leaf.' 'Hi, Hans'
Feeling pity for the fall of the leave
I asked about how sad it was to be like this.

'Not sad, my friend'
'This is my nature.
When I spouted I was bright green.
I enjoyed the afternoon cool of the sea
I enjoyed the light, helping me
to make oxygen and feed the tree.
I enjoyed seeing how the birds and bees
Were happy I was there for them,
I enjoyed basking in admiration of men
Of women who passed by and appreciated my beauty
I enjoyed the meaning I gave
I enjoyed my contribution,
My contribution to evolution.
It will never die.
My body is now brittle and no longer green
I have fallen from the high crown,
But my body will feed new leaves
And my contribution to evolution will never die.'

These were the last words
of a dear casuarina leaf.

Friday, September 15, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: contribution,death,evolution
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Savita Tyagi 24 September 2017

That is all we are! A transition! A contribution in evolution. Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

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Lamar Cole 15 September 2017

Great nature poem. Very enjoyable poem to read.

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