A Fragile Sense of Worth


I am a flower with
a fragile sense of worth.
The seed of a weed
was implanted at my birth.
A seed that was watered
by the gardeners of my soul
was fertilized and nurtured
until its roots had taken hold.

I am a flower with
a fragile sense of worth,
my life in the garden was
impaired almost from birth.
The weed grew about me,
entangling my roots...
wrapped its stem around me
to strangle all my shoots.

I am a flower with
a fragile sense of worth.
The weed that overtook me
grew to choke out any mirth.
It blocked out all the sun light
and drank up all the rain.
I can not even tell you
all the joy a weed can drain.

I am a flower with
a fragile sense of worth.
I very nearly died
so withered was my
leaf and girth.
But then one day an angel
from the heavens came to me
with her loving fingers,
from weedy prison set me free.

I am a flower with
a fragile sense of worth.
In the warmth of sunlight
behold my sweet rebirth!
My roots are now embedded,
my stem grows stronger too...
and if you look real closely
you can see a bud or two.

Yes, I am a flower with
a fragile sense of worth.
The touch of an angel
with tender hand did hope unearth.
Now, I grace the garden
and reflect my sweetest worth
for to blossom is the reason
I was planted in the earth.

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dianeaugust 5 years ago from Tennessee

tnderhrt23--This one about made me cry. It mirrors the things I've been through and it is so beautifully written and I love all the words, "mirth," and "rebrith" and that now you are where you can fulfill your purpose! Yes ma'am--that's some strong plant, that is! When I read this and you talked about an angel coming to save you I saw your poem written out with drawing on it. Maybe you could sell these words framed with some type of plant or angel drawing? Just thinking . . .

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

da, your comment just unleashed a dam of tears! This is an autobiographical piece...thank you...

cmaree 5 years ago

I really liked this poem. It was lovely! Excellent work :)

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Janie Zavala 5 years ago from Las Vegas

I loved it! It's beautifully written and very well said. There's a strong message in it.

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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

The flower's struggle a beautiful metaphor of our own struggle in life to find our place in the sun...to find our sense of worth and the true purpose of our lives.

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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Oh my dear friend tnderhrt, this poem is so beautiful. You put together simple words and turn it to wonderful work of art. Life for some is like that.. it just needs the touch of an angel. Beautiful!

Have a nice day,


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Emily40 5 years ago

This is beautiful and well done:)

Thank you

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Rosie, thank you so much for that. It truly warms my heart.

Emily40, so nice to see you. Thank you for visiting and reading my poem and leaving me such a lovely comment!

Mysterious-lee 5 years ago from Texas

True beauty...you see it.

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

One of the singular most beautiful pieces of poetry I have ever had the honer to read. I know of this humble plant and so I can see its blossoms are the sweetest fragrance. for they are true and pure as the humble plant that bears their fruit. A Sonnet of words that paint a masterpiece in mind heart and soul and one that reaches out and touches peoples hearts and mind when they look upon the blossoms so sweetly grow from this plant.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I am truly at a loss for words, in the face of these touching comments...it is humbling, indeed. Thank you all!

Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

This one seems worthy of magazine publication to me. The repitition of the opening line; the parallels between vegetation and human life; the subtle beauty of the writing -- all great elements that make for a great poem. Cheers.

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epigramman 5 years ago

.....quite possibly the best flower poem I have ever read in my life (other than perhaps - Flanders Fields)

.....and I know the reason why - the lady who wrote it is a living flower herself!!!!!

I have to go away - and then come back - and read this one again!!!!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

OMG, This is without a doubt your best. I was going to pass over it because i had so many more to read, but i couldn't go on. I am thrilled that i didn't go on away. While reading this i longed for spring to arrive, It's like i could see the buds about to open. Thank you for sharing my gifted poet.

God Bless You.

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glowingrocks 5 years ago from New York

Very nice.YOU have done a beautiful piece here.

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

This was beautiful. Oh how we all love flowers.

Marina Lester 5 years ago

I love the name, the idea "Fragile Sense of Worth". Beautiful, but I really like the ending, very powerful to finish. "Now, I grace the garden

and reflect my sweetest worth" Yes you do tnderhrt, yes you do and honestly that shed a beam of happiness through me that you know this! As Diane said "Yes ma'am--that's some strong plant, that is!" Yes she is! :D Bless you! Love your work!

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jonihnj 5 years ago from Metro New York

This was really beautiful. I like the rhythm and conscious repetition, song-like, which runs through the verse. I also love your word choices and the hopefulness that you leave us with. Keep writing!

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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

I am so glad I read this,it's beautiful and also a work of art and poetry.Very inspiring .

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

jonihnj, thanks so much for the lovely comment...it is one of my favorites!

kathryn, thank you, sweet lady...I am glad you like it!

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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

I really did,you are one accomplished poet.

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Dark_mind 5 years ago from Space

"I believe I can fly....." Just beautiful! Just beautiful. It reminded me (since we all tend to find ourselves in what we read, or better to say, what touches our soul) on this song... Considering the sense of worth and the appearance of one's Angel(s) here on Earth. Just beautiful!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thank you, kathryn, that is truly moving, coming from a poet such as yourself!

dark-mind, thank you for your sweet comment...this poem is about my personal journey, and growing beyond the weed through divine intervention, finding true purpose beyond the weed...thanks so much for your read and lovely comment!

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Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

Beautifully inspiring!

Thanks for sharing

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