08 November 2011


"la llorona", Maria Cristina 

I am a stranger to the flower sitting in the gentle hands of a woman who only has eyes for the man refusing to appreciate her priceless values.

How I wish I could comfort her from the bitter tears falling with sadness from her pretty, swollen eyes.

As I meditate on life and love, I cannot help but wonder about this woman who seems to have spent more days in pain and sorrow than in happiness with the man she accepted as her lover.

Foolish is the man who forgets what a woman means to his heart, his desires and to the earth!

Life and love are meaningless without the beauty and existence of a woman in the naked arms of a man, in the presence of children or among blooming flowers.

A woman is the queen of all flowers and the greatest inspiration man has ever known or will ever know in this stream of time.

A woman is the ultimate reason why I fall to my knees tearfully whenever I observe her beauty being disrespected by a man too blind to see she is the Almighty's most beautiful and precious creation.

*Image credit



  1. Oh my goodness, Andy I love this poem...Very deep indeed.

  2. This is great, beautiful, as your words always are. <3<3<3 Jan

  3. I get these e-mails from groups about not abusing and hitting women, and it pains me that such exhortations are necessary.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Wise is the man who recognises and values the beauty and strength of a woman :)

  5. This was beautiful. It was true, and I can relate to it. Thank you, Andy.

  6. The sixth line is very true.. and I just loved it..

    Someone is Special

  7. Lovely painting and very emotional thoughts about life and the Queen of flowers.

  8. These words have reached down deep within me and have struck a chord.
    How can one man feel life so deeply and with such understanding and passion?

    Thank you.

  9. This is wonderful...it just goes on to show your respect for a woman..which according to me is very important,and shows a man of integrity and values...I love it.

  10. Beautiful Andy....hearty to know you respect woman so much.

  11. A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been raised by a queen... Nice

    Pheno, ABCW Team

  12. To Meryl: Thank you. I appreciate the visit.

    To Anonymous 1 : Glad you love it, but why "Anonymous", I don't bite! (smile). In any case, your visit & comment are appreciated.

    To Jan: Thanks for the compliment Jan. I appreciate you taking the time to visit.

    To Roger: I agree. I don't condone abuse in any shape or form. Thanks for stopping by.

    To Luchi Smiles: Welcome. Smiling...wise words indeed! Thanks for visiting. I hope you will stop by again sometime.

    To J.R. Nova: Welcome. Happy you enjoyed this. Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to stop by anytime.

    To Someone is Special: Thanks Sis. Glad you loved it.

    To photowannabe: Welcome. The painting is not mine. I've since added the artist, but have no other details. I appreciate the comment & thank you for stopping by. I hope you will return again sometime.

    To Anonymous 2: Thank you for the heartfelt comment. I only wish you had left your name, so I can address you personally. I learnt humility, kindness & compassion from my beautiful mother who will always be a Queen in my eyes & in my heart. I appreciate the visit & hope you will return again soon.

    To Alpana: Thank you Alpana. I am deeply touched & humbled by your words. I have the utmost respect for women..afterall, I came from a woman who bore me with sweat & tears & who remains the most gracious & humble woman I have ever known...my beautiful mother. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

    To JANU: Thank you Janu. All women should be greatly esteemed, because they are all queens. Thanks for visiting & commenting.

  13. Your poems always touch a cord in me Andy. To come across men who respect, value and appreciate a woman is rare these days. And I salute to men like you who are so sensitive towards women and know their worth. Beautiful

  14. Vow! Andy this s soo beautiful n touching. U respect woman so much, wish all men think the same way.

    V beautiful!

    Lost of Love

  15. true if a man takes a woman 4 granted and 4gets what a woman means to his heart he is foolish...beautiful thought...nicely penned...:)

  16. Wow..andy ji.. amazing.. being a woman, i first of all thank you..;)

    I loved the two paras in between..;) i couldnt copy them to this comments window.. anyway, they r too good..;)

  17. some well penned thoughts indeed. the end is quite a gem!

    My Third Eye

  18. Some men are used to rocks, and when they have a flower, they do not know what to do with it.


  19. Nice to know that a woman's beauty is still cherished and appreciated! Lovely work as usual Andy. You're the best!


  20. A lovely ode and so beutiful words Andy....where would we be without showing respect and love for each other... Unfortunately, reality is filled with just the oposite too many times....
    Thank you for your visit and the kind comment. (Snow already? :))I love snow but to shovel it every morning is indeed not so lovely at all. So I hope it will wait a bit more....
    Have a most wonderful day

  21. To Rimly: Rimly, you are most kind. I appreciate your heartfelt comments & thank you for stopping by.

    To Mani: Dearest Mani, everyone deserves respect. I believe we should treat others the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Thanks for visiting. Your comments are always appreciated.

    To vaisakhi: Thank you. I appreciate the visit.

    To Being Pramoda: You're welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit. I appreciate immensely.

    To Kim, USA: Thanks.

    To chubskulit: Thanks for stopping by & for the link. I'll be over to visit soon.

    To Rohit Sareen: Thank you so much. I appreciate it.

    To urban butterfly: Hello. How are you? I agree with your thought on some men. Thankfully, there are still some good men left who have hearts & know how to treat & respect the flower (smile). Thanks for visiting. Always nice to see you.

    To Tameka: Thanks Tameka. Love is beauty & beauty is love. Thanks also for the link. I'll be visiting you soon.

    To eclipseofthemoon: You are correct in what you say.
    A few weeks ago we had snow, but now it's rain. I posted a few autumn photos on my Facebook Page, if you'd like to take a look. Thanks for visiting.