Leave Them in Peace

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Autumn PAD – Day 4 – LEAVES
“Again with the leaves? But we aren’t talking colors, only the leaf itself. Simply write a leaf poem. Everything is fair game. Maybe your life as a leaf? A leaf’s job. A leaf causing problems. The playful properties of a leaf? Don’t leave any stone unturned.”

Leave them alone, first day of Spring,
those kids sitting on playground swings
scuffing feet, reading, debating.
No bullying! No bullying!

They look different, clothing un-chic.
Don’t put up posts that call them freaks.
Don’t persuade others, they are geeks.
Our differences make us unique.
Leave them in peace. Leave them in peace.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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