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A Leaf
by Myrna D Badgerow

Friday, September 21, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Having lived my life in the world of the legally blind, I have always known that there are those things I have missed...but I have also known those moments when I realize I have not really missed them but have just seen then in a different way... I hope you enjoy this piece. Myrna

A Leaf

Today I thought I heard
raindrops, an almost forgotten
sound of late so I reached out

with open palm to capture one
or perhaps even two because I
have missed the rain so... but instead

upon my palm I found a leaf, not golden
nor brilliant scarlet... it was brown,
dull, curled and withering...hardly

beautiful I would suppose
but I have never captured one
before, have never really seen

their fall from grace, have only heard
their sweet escape, nor have I ever
felt the innocent joy of one softly

drifting into my grasp, and as I
held it, I knew it must have been
left behind by a loved one who visits

with the changing winds of seasons
and the sigh of a memory, one
who knew the smile it would bring,

and the warmth of heart... today
I caught a falling leaf... not golden nor brilliant
scarlet but beautiful nonetheless

because it was a gift... and it was special!



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/26/2012
Your words stir the soul, Myrna. As for longing for the touch of raindrops, I can relate as we've had no rain here for many weeks now... ...and the leaves are falling. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/25/2012
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Judges 9/25/2012
Delightful work, Myrna
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/23/2012
What a wonderful metaphor! I was just trying to explain to my sister, via e-mail, how important it was, back when I could, to drop in on friends and, especially, elderly relatives once in a while to surprise them and give them a smile. Like the leaf dropped in on you To give you a sense of coming autumn, dropping in on those that will not be with us long is a wonderful way to give a gift of remembrance.

Reviewed by Connie Faust 9/21/2012
You have sight beyond mere seeing; you received this gift with an open heart, knowing from whence it came. So wonderful!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/21/2012
Stunning poetry of life...

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