One Life Ends

Life ends as the leaves change
on an aging tree
It's last leafs drops
with the faintest of a breeze
To descend slowly flowing
on the winds of time
crisp golden browns
oranges, reds and yellows
to blanket mother earth
from the cold winters chill
snow flurries drifting
softly threw the meadows
silence stirs deep
in the winter air cool and calms as mother nature sleeps

her seeds ready to bare
awaiting the sound
of bird song from winters thaw
a dark gray sky in spring
as mother nature 
buds with life 
a new beginning