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A Man and a Daisy: A Poem

Updated on June 27, 2017
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Val is a life long student of the psycho-philosophy of living, and a devoted practitioner of many techniques enhancing personal evolution.

A Beauty Displaced
A Beauty Displaced

One more time a spring is coming

in my heart so drunk with joy

drunk from nectars of a ripened mind

while thousand little bees are humming

trading nectar for their honey

and kissing each and every daisy.

Maybe drifting breeze may find

one more time this playful boy

laying on the grass and lazy

feeling as if one with flower

one with bird that's flying high

one with breeze that passes by

even with that butterfly.

Bathing in warm sun-rays shower

as crazy question drops from sky:

"Where ends a man, and starts a flower?"

Out of love I yank the daisy

which starts dying from that moment on,

knowing now why question was so crazy:

because it took a heart of stone

to use that cruel and violent power.

So, yes, that's where starts a man

and ends a flower.


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      Vladimir Karas 7 months ago from Canada

      MarieLB---Thank you for visiting and for the nice comment. That part which seems like a "cry from an aching heart" is only a message to the world ---from a happy heart---to stop violating the innocence in children of the world, and also in that child in themselves. It's a plea to the world that has lost the touch with their own inner child to the point of not appreciating the children of this world.

      It takes someone who is in touch with his inner child to notice those who are not. I hope this explains the "aching" part of the article.

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      MarieLB 7 months ago

      I enjoyed reading your poem, and the rest of your article Vladimir Khara, but what struck me deeply is your paragraph, entitled "In honor of Innocence".

      It feels like a cry from an aching heart.

      Beautifully expressed.

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      Vladimir Karas 7 months ago from Canada

      Dana---It's a pure pleasure for me to read how you found an inspiration in my hub. Thank you.

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      Vladimir Karas 7 months ago from Canada

      Venkatachari M---Thank you for your kind words, and for sharing it on the social media. Comments like this give me encouragement to keep writing.

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      Dana Tate 7 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      This hub was truly a pleasure to read. I was feeling not so great today, and then I happen to read this poem and it took me out of my self-pity. It is never to late to start living again and its good to be reminded that there is a difference between living and just existing.

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      Venkatachari M 7 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      What a beautiful approach to the man's behavior through this poem and your insightful thoughts! It is much appealing and full of wisdom. Thanks for this nice presentation.

      I am sharing it on G+ and on my page at facebook titled "Living Better" (URL life4better).