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Jack R Roberts

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Pride
by Jack R Roberts

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The days are getting shorter, and the nights are turning cold,
The autumn leaves are brilliant, all orange and red and gold.
They together are a masterpiece, in this tree so big and tall,
But now the show is over, and the leaves begin to fall.

One by one they drift away, and they tumble to the ground,
Floating to their destination, like they should without a sound.
Except for that one golden leaf, and a prideful leaf was he,
He said, “ I don’t have to go, I’m staying on the tree”

He held tight onto his branch, as he watched the others fall,
He laughed as they fell past him, he was the toughest after all.
The other leaves were helping one another as they fell,
Dislodging others on the way, a trick they knew so well.

The leaves had formed a multicolored carpet on the ground,
All cozy there together in this rest full place they found.
The prideful leaf was smiling, gazing down upon this site,
But all at once it dawned on him, and his pride turned into fright.

The prideful leaf was now alone, in the top of this old tree,
The other leaves had tried, but he refused to be knocked free.
Now he sadly looks down on them, with them he wants to be,
How lonely it must be to be the last leaf on the tree.

© Jack Roberts – October 2, 2002

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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 6/21/2003
Jack, you praise me....but you Sir write the most beautiful poetry....take a bow...Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 6/15/2003
Beautiful work Jack!
Reviewed by A PAX 6/12/2003
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!
I WISH I WROTE IT!
I LOVE IT!!!
THE BEST THING I HAVE READ ALL DAY !!
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 6/11/2003
This is one of my many faves of yours!
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 6/9/2003
This is wonderful. Fall is my favorite time of the year...it pulled in one of my favorite things about the fall...the color...and you caught the element of entering into winter too. Great poem. ;) Silver
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/8/2003
An excellent write Jack
wonderful imagery

William
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 6/8/2003
A very beautiful read!
Reviewed by serenety L 6/8/2003
What a beautiful poem. Love it. S.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/8/2003
Jack a truly wonderful write!
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 6/8/2003
Beautiful write. Sometimes we are all the 'last' leaf in one way or another.
:)Sandy
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/8/2003
Don't worry, the leaf will join them soon.
Very creative Jack..
Nice looking children you have.....
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/8/2003
This was so lovely, just beautiful imagery,

Excellent,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/8/2003
I enjoyed this one very much, Jack. This one has good meter and great rhymings. Well-done indeed!

May Lu $*_*$ a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/8/2003
I read this before.....and are still a very good write....this is what south africa looks like....damn cold and all the trees look dead...but in life I feel like that lonesome last leaf on your tree!!

love
Tinka
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 6/7/2003
Great write!!! I loved the imagery Jack..I could see those leaves lying there around the trunk..and the one leaf on the tree...
One of the best reads tonight...
Jenni
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/7/2003
This is so wonderful Jack,good to see you back, hope your not feeling like the leaf on the tree;-)!

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