Who Am I?

I was the leaf,
The sign of new life..

Happy to belong
To a tree..
Thinking that,
Belonging is my destiny..

I was the last leaf*,
Giving hope to a dying soul..
Just by being myself,
And yet saving a life..

A storm blew,
The tree dint bend..
So it broke..
And couldn’t hold on
To this tiny leaf..

Now,
I’m a leaf,
Drifting in water..
Trusting the water,
To take me somewhere..

Hoping with faith,
That somewhere is
A good destination
And it might even be
A good foundation..

But am I drifting
Down a stream?
To a garden
Where I could
Bloom again?

Or am I swirling
Within a whirlpool?
Into the vortex
To be shattered
And torn to pieces?

Am I going to be
Picked up,
Adored
Treasured and
Preserved
For years to come?

Am I going to be
The life support
Of another drifter
A tiny ant
And help it
Reach shore safe?

Time answers all questions..
But the question is,
Will I be there
To hear the answer?

Dear time,
Who are you gonna answer?
When are you gonna answer?
And most of all
Would you eventually answer?

*The last leaf of O.Henry

22 Comments

  1. Aadhirai, I love this 🙂 A tiny leaf has such a wonderful story and a heart with so many questions and still it cares for the ant 🙂 Superb 🙂 Time is really a master. Hope it saves us all or better be good to us during our days 😉

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    1. Though they thought me sharing is caring, I’m selfish with my candy loots.. 😉 😛

      Go search for your own treasure and who knows, you might even spot a bigger loot.. 😉

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    2. Since you had too many candies already, it’s not at all wrong to stop sharing.. 😉 😛

      Pandora’s box sounds more exciting.. How about you share it, as you seem to be a devout follower of sharing is caring.. 😉

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    3. Since you are so generous, I indeed wish you heartily to find the treasure.. 🙂

      And btw I too become generous when it’s sharing of knowledge.. 😉 am just selfish with my candies.. 😛

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