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I Am But a Leaf

I am but a leaf, big or small,

young or old, falling from a tree,

quite high, a distance from me;

Blowing in the wind, being tossed

and turned, seeking to be free.


I pray that I can stay true to my color,

of green, that’s wearing through nature;

I hope that this transformation will not

become an indecisive reformation.


My prayer is that the rain and storms won’t

come, and the winds, won’t persistently blow;

but most importantly, I pray, that when you

walk, you will look beyond the core, and

recognize, my beauty, and feel the depths of

my pain, so that when you walk, you footsteps

will not diminish me, again, and again…..


Darlene Crenshaw