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Japanese Maple Leaf

“Gentle” gives me inner peace.
It reminds me of a mother
Seeing her child for the first time
And maybe the sway of a pencil whe n you draw.

“Gentle” to me is a word
A word that can empower or take.
It’s like characters or songs
Though they sound hard, they’re gentle
Maybe not to most
But if they let you in their shell,
You find a new thing
Maybe even a broken thing.

“Gentle” is not purposeful,
Where you can love,
Or just be you.

“Gentle” is a friendship:
Not broken,
Not bruised,
A safe place.

It’s a place to sleep,
Or weep,
Or put your head down.

“Gentle” isn’t a lie,
It’s a way.
A life,
And a child’s first tear.

-Mercy Kimes

  1. September 30, 2014

    steve garrett

    This is very good to my uneducated sensitivity, is it a child’s creation? That bit of knowledge would only make it that much better.

    • October 6, 2014

      Diane Kimes

      She’s 14, so she doesn’t consider herself a child, but yes. ;-)

  2. October 1, 2014

    William Higgins

    Very nice.

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