Fresh and bright, unknown to pain
Bloomed one flower, behind the country lane.
With petals of gold and spots of red
It was the prettiest thing on the flower bed.

It had old friends, who had seen it grow
Who were there to care and who loved it so.
Wind swayed the leaves and butterflies played around
A big tree bestowed shade, birds had a pleasant sound.

One fine day it was in full bloom, it admired itself all smiles
"My beauty is so eternal, no one can compare for miles.
The birds sing for me, I am a gem, the tree believes
The butterflies are full of awe, and my crowning glory, the leaves."

Other flowers whispered to it, it pretended not to hear
It didnt even nod at the little girl, who admiringly came near.
It threw its weight around, and insulted the wind so strong
It said the leaves had withered, it scorned the birds' song.

Being friends, they endured, till they could take it no more
They went to Mother Nature, and their troubles began to pour.
She smiled to herself and said "The foolish thing is too proud
I will end its bloom too soon, a lesson quite clear and loud."

The next morning it awoke, all set for another beautiful day
But something was wrong, it thought, its petals could no more sway.
The colours seemed dull, the gold and red so light
It couldnt lift its head up, the sun seemed much too bright.



The big tree said "
You've dried up flower, ended has your bloom time Nothing is forever foolish one, remember these words of mine.
Beauty is a vision, which doesn't reach the soul

What matters is c
haracter, and values which make one whole.

The butterflies will still play, the leaves will still sway

The birds' sing already, and spring is on its way.

If you desire undying love, show us what you are worth

Dont live in illusions of beauty, accept defeat with mirth."


The flower hung its head in shame, it had realized its mistake
It observed the joyous flowers, and slowly accepted its fate.




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27 comments:

    Anirudh induchudan said...

    universal truth in a bright poem

  1. ... on February 18, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
  2. Tara said...

    Wow! Wow! Brilliant stuff! The truth of life told so simply yet beautifully! Great work Chintan. :)

  3. ... on February 18, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
  4. jack said...

    @anirudh
    thanks anirudh, glad that u liked it

  5. ... on February 18, 2009 at 8:32 PM  
  6. jack said...

    thanks tara,
    was sitting n my balcony and saw a flower and don't know from where did i come up with the poem,
    i always try to listen to what nature talks :)

  7. ... on February 18, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
  8. the pink orchid said...

    woowwwwwwww! i am in full awe! such beautiful poem.. this one shoud have been your entry for Inspiration wala contest.. heyyyyyyyyy bring it to the lounge this weekend.. everyone is gonna love this one.. :) wow!

  9. ... on February 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
  10. jack said...

    @kajal
    thanks dear, oh but wrote it yesterday only :)..oh sure as such i need to gear up for he lounge, have not been able to follow it :)

  11. ... on February 18, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
  12. Neha said...

    hey that was awesome, you gave moral of life in such beautiful way,
    character and values take a person long way and not the external showiness....
    you rock chintu :)

  13. ... on February 18, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
  14. Saket said...

    Hey Chintan!!
    I liked it. The reality check done in good words. Was graphically vivid, could actually see the flower talking, boasting, withering; enjoying its beauty, bearing the pains and pangs of old age and sufferings.

    Cheerzz!!

  15. ... on February 18, 2009 at 11:25 PM  
  16. Arpita said...

    hey i second you saket, eben i could see a golden read flower and see them talking thats beauty of the poem

    nicely done

  17. ... on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 AM  
  18. J. said...

    ooh now thats one of your best chintu, it conveys such a strong message, good work bro

    keep it coming

  19. ... on February 19, 2009 at 12:46 AM  
  20. Navchawla said...

    gr8 job bro..probably the best poetry from you..nice flow and rhythm...awesome keep it up

  21. ... on February 19, 2009 at 12:57 AM  
  22. jack said...

    @neha
    sure i do :), well i agree with you external showiness never helps in long run

  23. ... on February 19, 2009 at 2:10 AM  
  24. jack said...

    @saket
    thanks buddy, i actually was imagining the flower while i was writing it :)

  25. ... on February 19, 2009 at 2:11 AM  
  26. jack said...

    @arpita
    i am so glad that people can actually go into imagination by my poem, i am humbled :)

  27. ... on February 19, 2009 at 2:13 AM  
  28. jack said...

    @joy
    best is yet to come ;)
    lolss
    thanks bro

  29. ... on February 19, 2009 at 2:14 AM  
  30. jack said...

    thanks naveen
    as i said best is yet to come :)

  31. ... on February 19, 2009 at 2:19 AM  
  32. Pretty Me!! said...

    tis one was so superb !! simple lessons written so beautifully ...

  33. ... on February 19, 2009 at 5:00 PM  
  34. jack said...

    thanks prat,
    i am glad you liked it
    :)

  35. ... on February 19, 2009 at 6:46 PM  
  36. Mahesh Sindbandge said...

    very nice poem...
    very few poems carry the rythm and meaning together.........
    keep going :)

  37. ... on February 20, 2009 at 12:53 AM  
  38. jack said...

    @mahesh
    thanks mate, but let me tell u something while writing i just write, rhyming and meaning are naturally taken care off :)

  39. ... on February 20, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
  40. Riya said...

    Hey great work.. Absolutely loved the poem.. Nice message it gives..

  41. ... on February 22, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
  42. jack said...

    @riya
    thanks riya, i am happy that it conveyed the messge that i wanted to

  43. ... on February 22, 2009 at 11:22 PM  
  44. Arjun said...

    yeah man..!! very true..

    Felt a sense of assurance while reading this.. :)

    Cheers..!!
    Arjun

  45. ... on February 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
  46. Mahesh Sindbandge said...

    Well very rarely that happens...
    in that case u r born poet chintan..

  47. ... on March 2, 2009 at 2:31 AM  
  48. Creativity!! said...

    Most Wonderful Heart Touching Post :)
    Excellent..keep It Up:)

  49. ... on March 15, 2009 at 11:02 PM  
  50. Nikita said...

    peeping into ur blog..
    nice place to dwell.i have found.
    Your poem has inspired me alot.
    Keep blogging :)

  51. ... on June 22, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
  52. Mohd Fairuz Mat Zin said...

    Please allowed me to use this pic in my blog
    http://fairuzhafeez.blogspot.com/2011/02/lagu-bunga-layu-fairuz-hafeez.html

  53. ... on February 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM