A little leaf!

In the mild breeze, the cheerful leaves,
Are swinging, singing, ho!
Young and glossy, smooth and strong, they’re
Swinging, singing, ho!

But something seems to be wrong with this little leaf, a member of the big family.

“I don’t want to fall and die so soon,
But I’m hurt and unable to cling
To you, Mamma!”

The branch replied,
“Hold on, son.”

“A lively little sparrow perched by my side at dawn.
We enjoyed each other’s company and gossipped for quite long.
And then, it rubbed its beak against you;
It tickled me, slightly,
And then it was OK. You were still asleep, Maa.
After some time, it flew away.

“When the tickle turned into a sharp pain, I bent down to find a snick on my stalk.”

“The breeze will stop after a while, and I’ll mend your stalk and all will be fine!
Till then, just cling to me with all your might.”

“With each stroke of wind,
The pang grows worse, and the cut seems to widen!”

“All will be fine, hold on, my son, hold on.”

Unaware of the child’s agony,
The breeze grows gustier
To delight the young members of the green world.


While the others swing with wilder excitement,

The poor leaf’s grip loosens with every stroke of wind.

Up and down, to and fro, he is hurled and pushed,
Yet, he clings to his mother, and to his wish to evade death.

He looks at his mother, and says “Mamma,”
In despair.

She knows all about her vulnerable kids; she only says,
“Son, remember the mud down there is your real mother!”

Another whiff of wind,

Gently it glissades,
His muscles now loose and relaxed;
Descends down the invisible stairs of air,
And noiselessly settles
Just over the slanky shade of his mother.

(Inspired by The Daily Post’s one-word prompt Cling)

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15 thoughts on “A little leaf!

  1. I like the ‘invisible stairs of air’. Nice imagery

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    1. Feels so good that you like it! Thanks a ton for such an encouraging remark! πŸ™‚

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      1. It’s a good line. it takes one or two to make a poem or story work.

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      2. I’ve found a gem of advice here! πŸ™‚ Thanks a ton!

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      3. Just pass on what you learn later to someone else. I never forgot getting to 30 followers than 100. People told me things that helped focus my thoughts. I pass on something every chance I get


      4. You’re a wonderful person! I’ll remember this! πŸ™‚

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      5. This wish of trying out something completely new or in a new and original way is present in most rather all of us, i believe. It may be in a dormant or active state. A sudden, powerful thrust or inspiration is all that’s needed, perhaps. If you’re lucky you may meet up with somebody who could help you with that powerful thrust! πŸ™‚

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      6. It’s knowing that we meet that person at the time. Often, we figure out what we met after the next door opens


      7. You’re right!
        And so, for that one has to get luckier! πŸ˜€

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    2. Your likes & comments & reblogging mean a lot to me! Best wishes! πŸ™‚

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  2. Reblogged this on Coloring Outside the Lines and commented:
    Take a look. If you like it please send likes and comments to the original blog. πŸ˜€


  3. I loved the visual of the sparrow perching. You are so talented. πŸ™‚

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    1. I too liked the idea of this visual, bt I’m not really satisfied with the way I’ve put it forth. You’ve to trust me I stand nowhere close to the wizards of words present in this big world of blogging. Still, your kind words are highly appreciated! Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

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