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Updated on March 29, 2015

Hey pretty baby, please stop crying.
I'm here to tell you, it'll be alright.
I know you haven't laughed in quite a while.
You're a gift, I wanna see your smile.

Hey pretty baby, why don't you see
the greatest beauty is the black sheep?
Your talent shines in the journals you keep.
Don't worry, you'll figure out what I mean.

Hey pretty baby, believe in karma.
He's gonna pay for what he did to ya.
Look closer at me, I'm your future.
We'll be alright, so don't give up.

Hey pretty baby, I know things are unclear.
But you're gonna learn to live without fear.
It won't be today or even next year.
You'll be a champion fighter, my dear.

Hey pretty baby, you can't satisfy
others, they're haters so please stop tryin'.
It won't be long before you realize
those simple whores envy your life.

You tried real hard, but gave up plenty times.
You cried in your room and thought to take your own life.
When you jumped from the ledge, you learned you had wings.
Once again, I tell you girl, things are never what they seem.

In their weakest moments,
the greats don't know they're great.
They don't even understand
why when they're on their way,
nothing stops them....

They just blossom.

That's why she named you Blossom.

Dedicated to Aunt Cheryl



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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks a lot! I have an aunt who calls me Blossom, so the poem felt really natural to do while using that word. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

    • Jemjoseph profile image


      7 years ago

      It's good to be able to take a step back in time and remember where we were long ago and to see how far we've come, especially when the journey has been difficult. Being able to express it in a creative outlet like poetry is both beautiful and therapeutic. I like how you associated the name blossom with how you emerged and blossomed into the person you are today.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      7 years ago from Pune, India

      Interesting... Thank you for sharing.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      7 years ago from Pune, India

      Interesting... Thank you for sharing.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      I'm glad you enjoyed it, Damanee! Thank you.

    • Damanee Bailey profile image


      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Very intriguing I must say, keep up the good work.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Jodah, Audrey, and Word55 for reading and sharing your comments!!!

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      John Hansen 

      7 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Wonderful Ryem! If only we could go back and give advice to our younger selves. Voted up.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      Beautifully done!

    • word55 profile image

      Al Wordlaw 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Ryem, I enjoyed reading your poem. It was very profound. Thanks, so for sharing!


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