I am a leaf

I am a leaf 

I live like a feather on a tree 

my lighthearted nature sings in a whisper with the breeze 

I am a leaf and somehow I am like a cloud with cotton wool words 

I see a bird and I wander why 

why can she fly and I am just sitting 

I am not like her with wings in motion

me , I'm just a feathery lighthearted leaf sitting on a steady tree 

balanced and still , held in the arms of my home 

my tree , where I'm meant to be 

I belong here , like the moon shining silver in the blue 

I belong here amongst my leafy loveable feathery friends 

but I can't help but wander what it would be like to have the wings of a dove 

to be able to dreamily drift on the direction of my choice 

to move a distance or two 

expanding my horizon , seeing new scenes 

new pieces of blue serene sky 

to have a choice , grow wings 

I do feel a feathery lightheartedness within 

shame a bird can't take me on a journey 

I could be held by a bird , she could help me 

she could help me to experience the new 

but I'm sat here like a friendly feather , in my home on the tree 

knowing this is my place and the new isn't for me 


  • orchidee

    A fine write Rose.
    Erm, I not quite got the hang of it. I can't get indoors. The place is full of leaves! lol. (Do shut up Orchi. lol).

    • yellowrose

      Lol not good , thanks orchidee šŸ™‚

    • Fay Slimm.

      A wonderfully fresh view of a leaf - dear Rose - I really enjoyed the read

      • yellowrose

        Thankyou Fay šŸ™‚

        Iā€™m glad you enjoyed this .

      • Goldfinch60

        Beautiful words yellowrose.


        • yellowrose

          Thankyou Andy šŸ™‚ always appreciate your comments

        • Brimelow

          Gorgeous Yellowrose - a very warm and serene poem. We have a made-up word in my family, it is "plumptious", it means to feel full and content, one might say "I feel plumptious" when sitting down on a soft sofa in a warm room after a good meal, and this poem made me feel plumptious.

          • yellowrose

            Thankyou !šŸ™‚ interesting made up word lol .

            Glad this was enjoyed

          • Poetic Dan

            I will honestly say I struggled to see if I felt comfortable or trapped! As it felt like a zone that can feel like home but yet maybe the wind was yet to help breeze passed that into a path of our own..

            Thank you for sharing a lovely poem

            • yellowrose

              Thankyou Dan šŸ™‚ to be honest I was probably kind of speaking of my experience of feeling a little trapped and wanting the new . Sometimes I bring my feelings into poems about things which are seemingly about something else .., it is about a leaf but prob a little about me , too

              Thanks for reading

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