The Leaf

Like an ever flowing stream
Life continues its drift
As a breath, a thought, a dream
Never stumbling - ever swift
Perseverant, free, endless...

Once it's our turn to wander
We forget our purpose here
And we strive for all that's yonder
Caressing the fickle, hurting the dear
Merciless, shortsighted, relentless...

In our fight for wealth and fame
We combat nature's call
In our struggle to make our name
Unconsciously, we fall
Deep, hard, blowing...

How easy, really, is the fact
That life is but a leaf
Unscathed by any fleeting act
Flying through joy and grief
Never wavering - ever flowing

Joan Marques

Copyright 2002 Joan Marques