Fall into light

A tiny leaf buds on a branch

It unfurls and stretches

Reaching towards the light

It grows and spreads out

Exploring its world

The breeze that makes it tremble

A bird that weights the branch

The sound of its song

The sun that warms it

A season shifts It feels heat

Understands the pangs of thirst

Understands the pangs of hunger

Still reaching towards the light

Thrills with the feel

Evening breezes flutter across it

Cooling and leaving it quaking

It longs to break free

To know more 

Changes occur with cooler temp

The wind now seems an enemy

A trial to overcome

Clinging to the life it knows

It colors with the effort to stay

Ages as it struggles

Latticework displays its scars

Until one day it stills and let’s go

God carries it away on the wind

It twists and turns

Beautiful and Joyful

Finally at Peace

It falls into the light

C. Lin Rawlins 11-28-2012

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