He stands there, stoic and bold.
Naked, he shivers in the cold.
Slowly he buds, now dressed in green.
His beauty now he does preen.
The wind with her whispers that flow right through
Entrance him with the kiss of a lover true.
All summer long with the sun he plays
Shaking his leaves, catching her rays.
Ere too long, the wind finds out
And whips his cheating heart about.
One by one, his leaves they fall
In a burst of flaming color, his vintage call.
They fall to earth like puzzle pieces
His love, his life, his beauty ceases.
I’m not a poet, though I write it occasionally. I’d still love to get your feedback. Please share your thoughts in a comment before you leave.
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