Last Leaf

once it was of nature’s bounty
full of life and beauty

the dew drops that glow on its leaf
slowly dry up as it goes stiff

they turn yellow and one by one they fall
no way to stay standing tall

the morning color turns dull and gray
no more orange sunshine each day

without flowers to swing and sway
even butterflies won’t bother to stay

now with just one leaf that clings
holding a fading hope… it brings

tears drop to see that one day it’s gone
then life is over and done

upon the ground, so cold it lay
just waiting, till it’s blown away

piece by piece turning into dust
for nothing at all …will last

 

iillustrated in poster paint… by suzette portes san joseNo automatic alt text available.

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About suzette portes san jose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SUZETTE PORTES SAN JOSE She was born and raised in Cebu City, spent her elementary years at Stella Maris School, Franciscan Missionary Sisters at Mabolo, Banilad, Cebu City and her high school years at the University of San Carlos Girls High School, Holy Spirit Sisters. She went to college at the University of San Carlos, SVD Priest in Cebu City, Philippines. She is a University half scholar from high school to college. She was born with a passion for writing and living in her art forms. She started writing online in 2013. She now has joined 18 book anthologies from 2015 to 2019. Each of her poems is written with her painting as visuals and is now appearing internationally, namely in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines. She is also a recipient of multiple awards for her ARTworks and Literary works. She was awarded Poet of the Year in 2017 by one of the prestigious poetry site Destiny Poets International Community of Poets UK. Also, a regular contributor to GloMag a monthly issued magazine in India. She has also published her 2 narrative poem Chapbook book "As The Wind Blows" and "Whispering Silence" in the 10 part series. She has also done her first-authored book "The Dawning" along with other books Isle of Words and Colors Vol 1 "Footprints from Every Waks of Life", Isles of Words and Colors Vol. 2 "Journey to the New Horizon" and Kirky’s Adventure Vol.1. Now coming up with Isle of Words and Colors Vol. 3 "At The Rainbows End" and her 2nd book "Whisperings". It has always been her dream to leave her legacy as a fulfilled artist and for her next generation to follow her footsteps. A dream comes true. Thank you, Kirk Dominic (granddaughter) Wilyam Gabriel SJ Reyes (grandson) and Angelito Portes San Jose (only son) for dreams that came to reality.

6 thoughts on “Last Leaf

  1. Nalini Srivastava

    It reminded me of the famous story The Last Leaf ,I would prefer remaining optimistic it would never all for the cause of all that it stands for

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    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      thank you dear Nalini …the last leaf …the only hope that clings to keep holding on to the promise of love and life…:)

      Reply

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