That little leaf cries out with beauty
Glowing warmth for all to see,
It is different, bright and special
Leading another way to be.
That little leaf causes us to smile
Way down deep inside,
For behind that delicate show
Another world would hide.
That little leaf lifts our soul on high
Inspiring us to follow,
To love around home fires of truth
And reject all that is hollow.
That little leaf is the first to give its
Yet we will not detect its fall,
For being a leader of loveliness
Is a sacrificial call.
That little leaf calls us to ponder
On all life's changing season,
That the days we live are temporary
And death is for a reason.