Catch a Falling Leaf Two Ways.



Standing beneath the tree

Leaves starting to fall,

I caught a leaf,

My daughter said

Lots of money will come your way!

Within three days

The bank of Mum and Dad was raided,

The insurance for the car was paid,

And a bill for care was due.

I think my daughter meant to say,

Lots of money will go away.




Standing beneath the tree

Leaves starting to fall,

I caught a leaf and wished,

Wished for peace in our world,

Wished for the hatred to be turned,

To be turned into love,

Into love of mankind to each other.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold.

  • dusk arising

    An old song suggested 'catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away'.
    Plain to see the star you hold has not faded Goldfinch.
    I share your wishes as i'm sure do most here. I know i have written on this same subject "shall we know peace when she comes, this stranger to our land"

    Walk by your river in peace.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you d a, peace will be with us all.

    • Joe Dawson

      (For 1.) Dare I mention the fridge magnet I saw recently which read: 'Now that you know all there is to know about everything, it may be time to get a job, earn some money, get a flat, buy a car and show your poor parents how it's done'. Joe

    • Goldfinch60

      One if our friends had a notice in his hallway which went something like “Now that you have reached an age where you can support yourselves you are encouraged so to do!”

    • Joe Dawson

      Yes, that would do it too.

    • Laura


      Thank you for sharing your wonderful write accompanied by a stunning video...
      musically and visually!

      My love to Joyce and you!


      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Laura, you are most kind.

        Our love to you


      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        ANGELA HERE : WOW Uncle ANDY : I love October and all the cool visuals ! You always surprise me with your eclectic choice of MUSIC each day ! Its 1:15 pm (Wednesday) here and I am free til 3 pm : so just catching up on comments while BRIAN sleeps ! Harry & Meghan were in AUCKLAND yesterday and Ruth & I were able to see them from a distance. That will be the subject of my POEM tomorrow. IT is such a Blessing to have a Daughter : I found your poem very moving !
        Falling Leaves have many connotations in Life & Love. I have heard say that as you handle the cascading leaves it means: Lots of money will PASS THROUGH YOUR HANDS ! That sure was your experience ! The second verse "Wishes Granted" is very special ! I like your choice ! Blessings & Love to JOYCE & Yourself : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Angela. I have been listening to music for over sixty years so I have heard a great deal of it but I am still surprised at the wonderful music of which I am still ignorant, Tchaikovsky's Seasons is not new to me though.

        • w c

          Thanks, G. I enjoyed the part about love.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you w c, yes that was the more resonant verse.

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