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24 April 2011

HUMILITY OF A FLOWER


I learn humility from the beauty of a flower sitting all alone among crawling insects and unpleasant winds.

She sits hoping the kindness of the rain will remember her humble image by blessing her with the water of life or with just two teardrops from the clouds.

Even though a stranger ignores her, she still decorates his presence every time he stands alongside her shadow.

Every emotion in her heart comes from the gratitude for life in a world where misery and pain are the cries in the hearts of those wanting more, but who do not possess the humility to enjoy anything less.

She sometimes withers in weakness under the scorching sun, but her spirit remains strong…even before the out-stretched arms of death's welcome.

Her tears are unseen and she is monochromatic among her kind, but the very essence of her fragrance remains beautiful among the perfumes of life.

She rips my heart with sadness, yet at the same time, she gives beauty to me with happy tears, for her humility reminds me that life is only beautiful when the heart is contented...even without a place to call home.

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49 comments:

  1. ✿Humility of a Flower✿

    We, I...Many of us, Have so much more inside of us than others will ever come to know.

    This poem is for me both introspective and a glance in to the thoughts of one who cares about the feelings of others.

    I can certainly identify with this line:

    "Every emotion in her ღ heart comes from the gratitude for life in a world where misery and pain are the cries in the hearts of those wanting more, but who do not possess the humility to enjoy anything less."

    It's very hard to accept what Life may bring our way at times ,But embracing our pain will make the road to acceptance easier.

    This line is so achingly lovely and profound.

    "She rips my heart with sadness, yet at the same time, she gives beauty to me with happy tears, for her humility reminds me that life is only beautiful when the heart is contented…even without a place to call home."
    If ever a line could make me cry,this was the one.

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    How do you do this my dear poet friend?

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  2. This is one special woman you have described. You admiration shines through.

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  3. A warm welcome back is extended to returning visitors,

    @ Ariana: WoW! Such expressions leave me humbled and speechless. I can't help myself. I might hear a song from my favorite singer or see an image and the words just flow. Thank you for the warm sentiments. I am grateful for your continued support and encouragement dear friend.

    @ Kerry O'Connor: Nice to see you back again. Thank you for taking the time to write.

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  4. Dear Ayala, thank you for your kindenss. We should remember humility is not a weakness, for it takes strength of steel to be humble.

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  5. Wow, Andy, thisis one of my favorites of yours - just beautiful, and shows such sensitivity and admiration of others' inner qualities. A lovely read this Sunday morning. Thank you!

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  6. Andy,
    You have a most wonderful insight, to the things of love, romance and the heart.....

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  7. I really enjoyed this story of the flower. I love flowers and this makes me smile.

    Welcome to the World

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  8. A warm welcome to everyone,

    @ Sherry Blue Sky: What a nice thing to say Sherry. I apprecite your feedback and thank you for taking the time write.

    @ Eileen T O'Neill: Hello again Eileen. No matter what curve life throws me, I'll always be in love with life, love & romance. Thank you for the kind words.

    @ Judy Roney: I appreciate you stopping by. I'm not too shy to admit it, but I too enjoy flowers. They have a certain unique beauty to them, which just inspires me. Thank you for the comment.

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  9. you have a way with words.

    very eloquent delivery.

    Happy Sunday.

    join Jingle Poetry potluck tonight, have fun!

    Bless you.
    Happy Easter!

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  10. Hello Jingle. Thank you for stopping by. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Yes, I'll be over at Potluck later. Thanks for the invite!

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  11. Nature does teach us a lot and totally is depends on each other, what if mankind was the same!!!! hmmm beautiful indeed!

    enjoy the rally!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/the-corridors-of-supposition/

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  12. this might be my favorite of yours thus far...beautiful

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  13. Who's to say otherwise.. amazing.

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  14. A warm hello to returning visitors,

    @ lynnaima: Yes..if only mankind was the same. Thank you for visiting.

    @ David Allen Waters: Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate your comments.

    @ booguloo: Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are most welcome.

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  15. I love reading your love poems. They are so beautiful and romantic and insightful.

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  16. A++

    welcome, your words entertain.
    have fun!

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  17. Hello teric: Thank you for the lovely sentiments. Your words are most encouraging. Thanks for visiting.

    Hello Jingle: Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

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  18. I like the fact that you took the point of view of the flower. :) Thanks for the reminder to stop and smell them. I think humility is a hard trait to cultivate in such a self-centered world, but with light-bringers like you, surely we may all learn it.

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  19. Oh my.. my..

    Andy,
    Can I call it my story?

    This is so much of how it has been with me! The 1st 2 lines were so insightful- it got me hooked almost at once!

    Very beautifully done. I read sadness instead of romance here.. but don't they go hand in hand?

    Hugs xx

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  20. Hello Reflections: Thanks for the comment.

    Hello Dragon Ka-Tet: Your comment is appreciated. Humility is not a weakness, for it takes strength of steel to be humble.

    My dear Olivia: You are quite right...sadness & romance go hand in hand. This is why I love Mukesh, because his voice was filed with melancholy. Thank you for taking the time to write.

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  21. nothing else depict beauty better than a flower.. nice one andy! my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/a-chinese-love-story/

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  22. The beauty of contentment-- important to remember. Nicely done.

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  23. Sweet and poignant poem that really captures the essence of caring.

    Iris

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  24. This is beautiful and touching. Nicely observed.

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  25. WoW! It's nice to see so many responses to this one:

    @ fiveloaf: Yes...flowers in the many varying shapes, sizes & colors are all beautiful to me. Thank you.

    @ bendedspoon: Thanks for the comment & for visiting.

    @ mairmusic: Welcome. I appreciate your comment and thank you for stopping by.

    @ poetpost: A warm hello to you too. Thanks for the comment.

    @ Lolamouse: Hello again Lolamouse. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  26. To be sure! To find a contented heart is no small task.

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  27. Welcome SandyCarlson.
    I quite agree...finding a contented heart is no small task...but with patience, humility and understanding, it IS attainable.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  28. This poem has moved me to tears. I agree with Jingle, you do have a way with words.

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  29. A warm welcome to deep.
    Thank you so much for the warm sentiments. I am humbled by your emotions. I hope you will visit again soon.

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  30. Great poem, full of emotion. I love the prose-like structure of your work.

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  31. Andy,
    This is truly beautiful!
    So loved it!

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  32. Hello Margie. I appreciate your sentiments. Thanks for visiting.

    Hello Jack: Nice to see you again. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  33. Hi Andy...
    Another beautifully worded prose poem about humility. I loved the way you expressed the feelings of the flower. Very sentimental in thoughts. "She sometimes withers in weakenss under the scorching sun, but her spirit remains strong...even before the outstretched arms of death's welcome." Powerful and touching. I also liked the very ending, "She rips my heart with sadness, yet at the same time, she gives beauty to me with happy tears..."
    So touching.

    Keep writing my friend.

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  34. Hello Ruthi,
    Thank you for the kind words. You've been a great supporter of mine ever since I started this blog. I am truly touched by your sentiments. Your feedback is always appreciated.

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  35. what a lovely imagery that your words have created! simply beautiful!

    thanks for your visit. :)

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  36. Hello again Bing (PinkLady).
    There's nothing more rewarding than encouragement from a fellow poet. Thank you for taking the time to write. I appreciate your time.

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  37. oh yes humility is definitely not a weakness ... very beautiful ... I have enjoyed reading it. :)

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  38. Hello Celestial Dreamz, good to see you back. It does indeed take strength of steel to be humble. Thanks for your time. Your comments are much appreciated.

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  39. You write from the heart, Andy. I agree that life is only beautiful when the heart is contented.

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  40. Hello again Mary.
    For me, contentment leads to happiness, which paves the way for love. Thank you for taking the time to write.

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  41. This is beautiful. It's no wonder we love to be in our gardens among the wise little flowers.

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  42. Welcome Judy. Thank you for commenting. I love to be surrounded by elements of nature that spark love & romance...flowers, wind, sky, rain, but no creepy crawlies though (smile). I appreciate you coming by.

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  43. Sometimes we don't pay attention to the things around us that teach us so much
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  44. To Roger Owen Green: How right you are, my friend!
    Thanks for the visit.

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  45. So beautiful...humility takes strength that few have...My first time to read your work. I am sure I will be back again.

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    1. Hello Susie.
      Sorry for the late reply.

      Thank you for your kind words.
      I shall look forward to your return visit.

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