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Defiant Leaves

November 16, 2009
By Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Though fall has painted
the leaves red and yellow,
and sucked the life from their
now brittle corpses that litter the
packed earth,
a few bright green leaves,
still full of life,
cling bravely to bare grey branches,
tangled together
in a tiny patch of trees and bushes,
defying the crisp cool air,
and the undeniable approach of

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on Jul. 15 2012 at 4:57 pm
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

I liked this poem a lot, it has emotion painted within the words that you chose.  very descriptive and focused.  I like the way you depict the fight against darkness so easily, and how you put it into metophorical terms, it speaks loudly and passionately.  Five of Five. 

on Sep. 17 2010 at 11:15 am
ReneetheGreat PLATINUM, Castle Rock, Colorado
28 articles 3 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from an indomitable will."

This is awesome! I love it!! You should check out some of my new work :D

on Sep. 15 2010 at 5:57 pm
-LeftBehindBroken- GOLD, Providence, South Carolina
16 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Artists paint on canvas; Musicians paint on silence

love this poem it is very descriptive :)

on Aug. 24 2010 at 9:16 am
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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I LOVE THIS. So beautiful and creative! Check out my work if you want I love feedback!

on Nov. 25 2009 at 6:33 pm
IgniteTheAirwaves PLATINUM, New City, New York
41 articles 37 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." -J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

I really, really liked this.

on Nov. 21 2009 at 10:49 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac


KellyR GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2009 at 2:30 pm
KellyR GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

I really liked it, it painted such an image in my head.

on Nov. 20 2009 at 2:00 pm
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
24 articles 16 photos 644 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

Wow great poem

Hallow SILVER said...
on Nov. 20 2009 at 10:49 am
Hallow SILVER, Peru, Indiana
6 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Most people don't know how they're gonna feel from one moment to the next, but a dope fiend has a pretty good idea. They just look at the labels on the little bottles.

I love the personification. Wonderful.

on Nov. 19 2009 at 6:51 pm
calephchad BRONZE, Guin, Alabama
4 articles 0 photos 84 comments
Wow. This poem is amazing! 5 out of 5 totally! I love poetry about nature. You're use of words is beyond amazing. If you would like, come check out some of mine. I think you'll really enjoy them. Thanks!

on Nov. 19 2009 at 6:18 pm
Veritytrue SILVER, LaVista, Nebraska
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Very nice! It's simple, but very well written. Good imagery and word choice. Keep up the good work!