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Wilting Flower

A Poem on appreciation

By Michelle LiewPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Wilting Flower
Photo by Bernd 📷 Dittrich on Unsplash

We complete a multitude of tasks on behalf of others, some requiring a lifetime of effort. Of course, we wonder if recepients notice the efforts. 

The lack of gratitude can leave one feeling like a wilting flower that needs theer  water of appreciation. The truble is, those around us are often too busy for a simple "thanks for the effort." 

But we must know that though appreciation may not be overtly expressed, they do attach value to it, and will reciprocate in due course. However, one must practice assertiveness, set boundaries and appreciate himself. 

Enjoy this little sonnet on appreciation. 

Wilting flower, so full of charm, 

Needs water of thanks that always flows

So that it will not come to harm

And that its leaves may grow

Wilting flower, petals divine 

Must help itself to stand

Must tell all that it needs to shine

For its roots to mend 

Wilting flower, so to grow, 

Must have space to shine

So that all around may know

That "the bounds around are mine"

Wilting flower, grows again with love

With fount of blessings from above. 


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    So true, totally agree that we should always be grateful. Loved your sonnet!

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