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  • Nandini Sengupta

Story of a Leaf

Updated: Apr 1, 2022

A yellow variegated leaf

settles on the corrugated tin roof

where dust is old and sticky;

finds shelter nearby

a dried coconut shell

whose hair has shriveled up

with time,

the tough exterior

has turned brittle.

The leaf was once green

with life and promise,

was born beside a

budding flower,

is now old and alone

darting for refuge.

Torn off the plant

during one cold wintry night

in pesky mood;

Shattered and somber,

it lamented the days

spent in youth and vigor;

Feeble with time,

its role is done.

God has his ways

indistinct to mankind,

His presence is revealed

in all forms

dead and alive.

The leaf is composed

for its days are counted,

will now merge in soil

with Time-

to be one with God


By Nandini Sengupta


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