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Counting Leaves

Updated on September 27, 2012

I could call you a fool
But then that assumes I’m not
I’m pretty sure what you believe isn’t true
But if it was I’d probably say so what?
I’ve shrugged my shoulders far too many times
That’s what you do when things get real
I walk on the sidelines just watching the game
I can’t do anything about it but I know how I feel

I have a friend who walks the forest alone
She says she wants to be a tree
I wanted to hug her for what she said
But then I looked up and was covered with leaves
There wasn’t much I could do except run away
But it felt better to let it happen than deny her gift
This city is full of moments that never seem to happen
But this was one time when I couldn’t resist

You can say what you say and say it all day long
But my anger is no longer worth tomorrows lament
Calm detachment feels like a day on the lake
The emotions I save fill the sails with my content
In the drift towards nowhere but anywhere
I count the leaves that gathered at my feet
It seems far better to do this
Than to bother with a fool’s conceit

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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Hattie, CrisSp and Girishpuri - Thank you and I'm sorry it took so long for me to acknowledge your kind words!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very nice and good imagination, thanks

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Very thought provoking piece...but the heart knows.

      Lovely!

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      HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Very lovely! claps! :)