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Poem: Leaves 

In spring time we are very glad

To see the sunshine peak

The plants and grass and trees and shrubs

Emerge and grow each week.

The world is really waking up

And plants are growing buds

The trees are leafing everywhere

Like putting on their duds.

They spread their limbs and fill them out

And shade the yards below

We welcome all the cooling breeze

Their limbs and leaves bestow.

But now it's fall, the shade is thin

The leaves are turning color

They're beautiful and bright to see

With vistas like no other.

And then they fall just like the rain

To cover walks and grass

Now we are left to rake them up

The total bunch en masse.

Once again the trees are bare

The leaves are on the ground

Piled up and waiting there

For us to move around.

So now we're glad the trees are bare

We put the rake away

But in the morning leaves are there

That weren't there yesterday.

Why was I glad to see the leaves

Arrive in full last spring

'Cause now they bring me to my knees

With all this @%#&* (endless) raking.

  • A poem by Marlin Klinger.

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