Elmer Romulo Valdez

Rookie (Luna, La Union, Philippines)

The New Leaf - Poem by Elmer Romulo Valdez

Watch the new-born, tender leaf,
As it unites with the old leaves;
So helpless at the rage of wind,
But it strongly holds on.

Watch the maturing russet leaf,
As it withstands the pain;
And the test of time,
Alongside the old grey leaves.

Watch the leaf turning gold,
Now the captive of the wind;
Soon it follows the others,
And will fall to the ground.

Yet there is no sign of defeat,
It has always been victorious;
That leaf will just be a memory,
Another leaf will be born again.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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