As the Leaves Fall


Nidia Bravo, Staff Writer

Gone are the sunny days 

Where bright green leaves 

Adorned the earth with sheer brilliance

Fall has come 

And the sun has started to shy away,

Allowing for the wind to come and play

The wind 

So fierce and relentless

Blow the leaves,

Pushing them around

And the leaves must learn

To survive the storm

Every leaf 

Must endure the change

Every leaf

Must let the wind take its course

Allowing the wind to blow them around in gusts of uncertainty

So as to be found again

Because eventually,

The storm will lift,

And the sun will return

And the leaf,

Once more 

Will be born again.