angelofmercy5 60F
12148 posts
1/30/2006 10:50 pm

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4/9/2006 9:58 pm


Final day of my Birth Month.

Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown
For the world was intent on dragging me down.
And if that weren't enough to ruin my day
A young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play.

He stood right before with his head tilted down.
And with great excitement, "Look what I found".
In his hand was a rose, what a pitiful sight.
With its petals all worn - too much rain or not enough sunlight.

Wanting him to take his dead rose and go off to play.
I faked a small smile, and then shifted away.
But instead of retreating he sat down by my side
And placed the rose to his nose and declared in surprise.

"It sure smells pretty, and its beautiful too. That's why I picked it. Here, its for you"

The weed before me was dying or dead
Not vibrant of colors, not yellow or red.
But I knew I must take it or he might never leave.
So I reached for the rose and replied "Just what I need."

But instead of him placing the rose in my hand.
He held it mid-air without reason or plan.
It was then that I noticed for the very first time
The weed toting boy could not see..he was blind.

I heard my voice quiver, tears shone like the son.
As I thanked him for picking me the very best one.
"Your welcome" he smiled and ran off to play
Unaware of the impact he'd had on my day.

I sat there and wondered just how he could see.
A self-pitying woman sitting under that tree.
How well did he know of my self indulged plight.
Perhaps from his heart he'd been blessed with true sight.

Through the eyes of a blind child at last I could see
The problem was not with the world - it was me.
And for all those times I myself had been blind
I vowed to see beauty in life and appreciate every second that was mine.

And then I held that wilted flower up to my nose
And breathed in the fragrance of one perfect rose.
And smiled as I watched that young boy, another weed in his hand
About to change the life of an unsuspecting man.

My growth has been great. And its not over yet. But I hope those who care can see how far I've come. My love and my know who you are.

143 wamhfaf

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
1/31/2006 3:24 am

This is beautiful and certainly makes you think.

Purry {=}


fantasylover_05 63M

1/31/2006 9:40 am


That was truly a beautiful and touching piece!! THANK YOU!!!

It does indeed sometimes take just such an experience to open our eyes to the possibilities all aorund us!

We sometimes can't see the beauty in the world beyond all the darkness.... we too are blinded to the possibilities.. the simple beauties in life!!!

We "expect" beauty to come in a certain form or shape or color or smell or package... and yet there can be beauty all around us.........

I too have experienced much growth as you now know.... and I look forward to much much much more growth to come... and with any luck wisdom...... I hope to share at least a piece of it with you?

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
1/31/2006 9:43 am

Purrykitty....thank you. And thanks for stopping friends are always welcome.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
1/31/2006 9:46 am

Fly...I appreciate all my friends here. And everyone that has encouraged my continued growth. I am not being hard on myself at all. Just realizing that I CHOOSE happiness....and everything else falls into place. Love ya too!

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
1/31/2006 11:42 am

Fantasylover...what a beautiful comment. And I think sometimes life makes us so busy and burdened that we just don't stop and take in the beauty around us.

horny4770 61M
8158 posts
1/31/2006 1:38 pm


Beauty certainly can be found in things we so easily overlook and often in plain view, we are the blind ones. Very moving indeed.

I believe we should never stop growing as long as breath enters us, life changes so quickly.

Happy Birthmonth, I almost missed it. I'm glad I didn't.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
1/31/2006 2:12 pm

Horny 4770....thanks for the birth month wishes. And for the beautiful comments.

HighPocKets1938 79M

1/31/2006 2:48 pm

It is a most wonderous thing just how much clearer those without sight can really "see". Far too often, and for far too many, only the exterior view is all that is seen.

Thank you dearest for reminding me to look more closely at everything.

rm_bigchoklatdk 46M

1/31/2006 6:12 pm

Angel-- we all have growing to do. No one can stay the same, either you grow, or you decline.........keep growing my angel!! P.S. Happy Birthmonth!! Holla.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
1/31/2006 9:34 pm are welcome. And I suspect that you are a person that looks for the beauty around you.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
1/31/2006 10:34 pm

Bigchoklatdk....thank you! And I will keep growing....rediscovering who you are is great fun!

VATraveler1948 69M

2/1/2006 4:21 pm

Angel, sometimes you make me realize that I am often guilty of walking through life "with my eyes wide shut". Thanks for keeping your eyes open and seeing all the beauty that is out there. Nice poem, a real reflection of the beauty within your own heart.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/1/2006 7:12 pm

Vatraveler.....thank you....really.

MoTom55 68M
163 posts
2/2/2006 2:57 am

sometimes the innocence of a child can put into pespective how jaded we have become. If reading that poem doesn't make you stop and reflect some then you would have to be cld=hearted indeed. Thanks for sharing it.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/2/2006 7:58 am

Motom....thank you for the compliment from a very warm-hearted person like you.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
2/4/2006 12:59 pm

Polly....I know it moved me. I still have a ways to go....but I'm working on it!

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