Poetry Porch: Poetry

 

A WAY TO HAPPINESS
by Robert K. Johnson


Despite the victories
the maple leaves achieved
over summerís heat, they, too,

suffer a final defeat,
are brought down through the air
by autumnís chill.
                             Yet, now,

at peace with the quiet earth,
these leaves are beautiful,
dressed in red and yellow

and as delicately curled
as a ballerinaís body
dancing in a pas de deux.


Copyright © 2011 by Robert K. Johnson.