I am a leaf


Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/10
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 85 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan
Poetry: Bren Ryan


I am a leaf on this dear tree,
Hanging on, not wanting to be free,
Remembering days when I was just a bud,
Praying I don't fall in the mud.

With spring approaching and growing fast,
Oh, what beauty I shall cast.
Longing for summer with long sun bursts,
I pray life treats me well and I'm not
 curst.

Summer came with rays of sun,
Children playing and having fun.
The nights were light and I could see,
The leaves, my friends and me.

My friends have fallen, but I'm still here,
Hanging on though deep in fear.
Fearing the day, when I won't be,
A beautiful leaf upon this tree.

Looking back on days gone by, 
I'm old and frail and bone dry.
With my crumpled skin, it won't be long
Before I am not here and I'm dead and gone

But until then I shall be,
A little old leaf hanging on this tree.

 ~ By Bren 

4 responses to “I am a leaf”

  1. Wonderful poem!
    Like the leaf, I’m hanging on 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow!
    This is so amazing.
    The thoughts are perfectly paired with the capture 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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