One Leaf (a poem of consolation)

by Michelle H.

A leaf remember

is only a moment in time

in YOUR shared life

It is a time

A single view

A picture you treasure

That with freewill

You choose to hold on to

And like the passing of a butterfly

It is also

Something to treasure

That reminds you of an emotion

And a situation

Something in the past

That helped you understand

All that YOU did learn for self

And when you are ready, you’ll see also

That time, like the tide of emotion that drove it home, has come and gone

Helping you to accept it and leave it where it was

In the past

So that you can move yourself onwards on your path

To a place of peace, love and gratitude

Through the Grace of G-d