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Autumn On The Tree Of Life

written by: Aaron Marchant


I’m an autumn leaf on this tree so tall
As much a part of the tree as all
I stretched my fingers in the spring
and waved to welcome summer in

First to wake each bright new morn
storing life for leaves unborn
Enduring when the heavens weep
sheltering young shoots still asleep

That they may know a spring as free
as that which was bequeathed to me
And trust in turn, themselves defend
a tree of life that knows no end

I’m an autumn leaf on this tree so tall
as much a part of the tree as all
My purpose done, I am content
and glad may fall without lament

Aaron Marchant

Aaron Marchant

2018 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR at Spillwords.com
Aaron Marchant lives in the rolling Chiltern Hills in UK, where he enjoys walking among the bluebell woods and occasionally finding poetic inspiration whilst enjoying a beer in the garden of a country pub.
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