Leaf(p) of faith

Saxon Crow

The stubborn leaf refused to fall
Through wind and rain and howling storm
He clung to tree for his poor dear life
Not wishing to plummet to his demise
Then one day he looked around
And saw that he was all alone
And seeing below where his friends had gone
Weighed it up and then let go
And as he fell to the floor
He thought I'm landing in a sea of bones
But wise old tree then said to him
Don't worry friend you'll be born again
So leaf put his faith in a greater cause
Believing that soon he would return
And just as sure as the sun does rise
Not long after leaf opened his eyes
A tiny bud upon a branch
Of a familiar home he had always known
Welcome back said tree his friend
And that's when leaf knew he would live again
And now every season when the world turns cold
Leaf is always first to let go 
Because leaf has faith in how things are
And that fear never really gets you far.


  • Author: Saxon Crow (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 4th, 2022 03:42
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 18
  • User favorite of this poem: Poetic Dan.


  • Fay Slimm.

    Loud applause for this comforting lesson in how life continues. Such depth in your illustration too. A needed reminder and thank you Sax.

    • Saxon Crow

      Thanks Fay. Much appreciated

    • Doggerel Dave

      Sax, you have been missed, I'm sure. Great parable in flowing verse. Do live again here for a while....

      • Saxon Crow

        Ha. Thanks Dave. Not sure if it's a long or short stay this time. Let's see!

      • orchidee

        I admit I have faith often in how things are. I suppose it's not much faith, as we can 'see' what's going on. It's sad, a Bible verse 'What a man sees, why does he yet hope for it?' i.e. the thing is there in front of his nose!
        Not that we all have to overdo it and try walking on water. From one extreme to the other?
        End of waffle.

      • orchidee

        A dafter vein - I felt sorry for leaves fallen from the tree on a chilly night, so I brought them all indoors to keep them warm. Now me house is full of leaves.
        Goodbye - the men in white coats are here for me. lol.

        • Saxon Crow

          Why do they want some of your leaves? Tell me to collect their own!

        • Poetic Dan

          O my flippin days that was so good in my head and all I can see is this must become a children's book!
          Absolutely amazing thank you so much for sharing....

          • Saxon Crow

            Thanks Dan. Problem with a children's book is that I can't draw haha.

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