The Decaying Green

Rating: 4.3
Walking along the path I heard leaves break
Becoming like dirt under the soles of my shoes.
They, in their millions, epitomized beauty
And life, but now they decompose and wane.

Today the streets are littered with their remnants
And on tomorrow they shall be no more
For Life halts as fate wields her unbiased winds,
And death covers the land in shades of black.

The loss makes one ponder: just yesterday
The trees stood tall in their armor of green,
Questioning - in rustle - even the breath of God,
But today they lie alone - humbly unclothed.

When many tomorrows pass they'd suit again
Sprinklings of green would patch both shell and shield
Making these soldiers stand in armor once more,
In shine and numbers showing their glory.

The same way great airplanes take from the birds
So too does the economy from the wave of nature
Such that one day the dollar is strong, and the next
It dies, but surely like the trees it blooms again.

Copyright © 2009 Leslie Alexis
Friday, April 30, 2010
Topic(s) of this poem: hope,loss,money,natural law,nature
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 12 August 2020
The decaying process under which all were once shimmering and now losing sheen and this will go on till there is sun and moon.......well scripted 10++
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Khairul Ahsan 12 August 2020
A poem on the life cycle of the green leaves, as compared to the cycle of nature. The same honor of being selected as the 'Member Poem of the Day' for the last consecutive three years (or perhaps more) on the same day, does not seem to show a good piece of judgement from the PH Selection Team. I find many better poems than this on this site, almost everyday.
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M Asim Nehal 12 August 2020
Story of life nicly put together in this beautiful poem. Today what is green and standing tall will not be there tomorrow and this will continue the cycle of the life via birth and death of everything that once born. Fantastic poem 10++
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Belle Wassermeister 12 August 2020
Finally! A poem worthy of being chosen as member poem of the day! This is excellent! It goes to my favorite poem list!
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 August 2020
beautiful poem penned on the natural law and it's decaying, birthing, dying...congrats for being selected this beautiful poem again as POD
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 August 2020
today which we find as green tomorrow will be withered today whom we met as alive tomorrow will be dead today's green leaf or flowers tomorrow's rotten leaf or petals no scent will be there, no beauty glittering will be there, fulfill everything will be decaying empty and again empty reservoir will be brimful pool actually this is the law of nature and poet very acutely delineated this screen of nature by the poetic words
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 August 2020
Today the streets are littered with their remnants And on tomorrow they shall be no more For Life halts as fate wields her unbiased winds, And death covers the land in shades of black ........beautiful poem about life and death in every step of the nature the rules of life and death is hidden naturally; no one can change this rule cause of natural motion;
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Rajnish Manga 12 August 2019
For Life halts as fate wields her unbiased winds, just yesterday.... The trees stood tall in their armor of green.... //.... Poem with a philosophical message. Thank you, Leslie. Hearty Congratulations.
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Lyn Paul 12 August 2019
The trees are “beautiful soldiers”. Great words on nature.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 12 August 2019
For Life halts as fate wields her unbiased winds, And death covers the land in shades of black.............................. a strong structure to fix the reader whether a brain his/her own to settle.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 12 August 2019
For Life halts as fate wields her unbiased winds, And death covers the land in shades of black.............................. a strong structure to fix the reader whether a brain his/her own to settle.
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