Laughing Leaves – A Free Verse Poem by Leona

 The laughing leaves sway sweetly

For even mysterious visitors bring loveliness

I remember the way my grandmother

Liked to cut flowers from her garden

And the sweet smell of the roses

A barking dog and spraying sprinkler

I ran around and around in circles

I remember the tall tall rose bushes

They reached to the sky and sang songs

Of beauty, it was a forest of blush pink and red

Feeling dirt underneath my fingernails

The sun warms each and every moment of me

I remember sticky toffee pudding and how

I thought my grandmother was made of light

Soft back rubs and tender pinches to my cheeks

A garden where every possibility seemed at hand

And it never grew boring or tiresome in the afternoon sun

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