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Fallen Flowers—Poem

Chitrangada likes to express herself by writing fiction and poetry. Her writing reflects her mood and is inspired by the beauty of nature.

Fallen Flowers make you think—-

Fallen Flowers make you think—-

The Thought Behind The Poem:

It’s quite normal to get attracted by the beautiful flowers, blossoming in the garden. Their beauty, their fragrance, their purity, their very presence is enough to make your day hopeful, happy and joyful.
But, for a change this morning, the fallen flowers attracted my attention, and made me think.
Don’t they look beautiful, even when they have fallen on the ground?
Mother Nature has it’s own way of teaching us, the important lessons of life.

  • To live in the moment with gratitude, and contentment.
  • To fall is a natural process.
  • The old one is replaced by the new.
  • Life is a beautiful gift. Embrace it.
  • End is natural and inevitable. Accept it.


Walking past the fallen flowers, once bloomed with pride

Walking past the fallen flowers, once bloomed with pride

Fallen Flowers—Poem

Fallen and lying there,

Dejected and rejected,


Lifeless, and smile less,

Silly wind, so shameless,


Ah! The Purest Beauty,

The mesmerising fragrance,


The gorgeous colour,
That once was,


All gone now,

Never to return,

Vanished forever,


No one cares

No one loves,

No one touches,


Life is like that,

You are loved,

Till you ’Matter,’


Mortals we are,

Fallen flowers remind,

That end is natural,

That end is inevitable.


© 2021 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 07, 2021:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for sharing your thoughts on this poem.

Glad you liked the theme of the poem. Appreciate you for reading and commenting. Thank you so much.

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 07, 2021:

Life and beauty are both fleeting, ephemeral. I love the tone of your poem.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 06, 2021:

Thank you Linda, for reading and commenting on this poem.

Yes, the flowers, which had fallen on the ground, due to thunder showers, made me think, and prompted me to compose this poem. I am glad to read the response of the readers.

Thank you so much for your support.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 06, 2021:

Thank you Denise, for appreciating the poem. I am glad that you found it relatable.

Appreciate you for reading and commenting. Thank you so much.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 06, 2021:

You took some lovely photos to illustrate your interesting poem, Chitrangada. The images and the text match perfectly.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on January 06, 2021:

How beautiful and profound. We will all end someday and the end can be beautiful too. Very nice. You made me think this morning.

Blessings,

Denise

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2021:

Beautifully interpreted Doris. This is the thought behind the poem. The old has to be replaced by the new. This is the rule of Mother Nature.

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts on this poem. Much appreciated.

Have a wonderful day and a great year ahead. Happy New Year.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2021:

Thank you Brenda, for visiting the second time. Truly appreciate your kind words.

Thank you and take care.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2021:

Beautifully said, Nithya. You have added more value to the poem and the idea behind the poem.

Appreciate your kind words of appreciation and support.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on January 05, 2021:

As I read your lovely poem, I kept thinking, but they will come back just like our souls find new bodies each new lifetime. Your lovely photo of the yellow petals on the pavers reminds me of my neighbor's Forsythia bush in the corner of her yard. When it bursts into blooms every February, I know that spring is just around the corner.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 05, 2021:

Still a great poem the second time around.

Have a great day.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 05, 2021:

Great poem, you have depicted life through fallen flowers so beautifully. Life is like a journey we must be ready to hop off the train when the time comes. We have to accept that life is not permanent.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2021:

Thank you Mary, for sharing your thoughts on this poem. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Stay strong and take care of yourself.

I am pleased to read your comments with reference to India.

Appreciate you for reading and commenting, and also expressing your personal feelings. Sharing with others eases, at least some of the pain.

Thank you so much.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 05, 2021:

Having lost my husband, you poem speaks so much to me. I love walking in the garden when I am home in Asia. My memory of India is a big bowl full of flowers which seem to be in almost all homes.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2021:

Thank you Umesh ji, for reading and appreciating.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2021:

Hello Lora!

I am so sorry to know about your pet dog's loss. Pets get so much attatched and part of our lives. I am sure that writing about your pain here, must have eased your pain a little bit.

So good of you that you have rescued few more dogs.

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Take care and stay safe.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on January 05, 2021:

Nice one.

Lora Hollings on January 05, 2021:

There is much wisdom as well as beauty in your poem, Chitrangada. For me, its meaning was very relevant to what I'm going through now, having lost a dog who was16 yrs old and who was like a son to me. Even though, he has been gone now for ten months, I'm still grieving as if he died just a few days ago. Having raised him as a puppy and seeing him go through all his life stages till he became like an old cherished grandfather, has been one of the most difficult things for me to let go. But your profound poem has put it into perspective for me, that death is a natural part of life and at least he lived a very full life and knew love till the moment he died. And he will continue to live in my heart...always. He has also changed me for the better. In his memory, I have rescued two more dogs who would have died prematurely if I had never come into contact with my Herbie. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you M G Singh Ji, for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you Brenda, for sharing your thoughts on this poem. Glad you liked it.

Thank you for always supporting my work. Good day to you.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on January 04, 2021:

This is a fascinating poem that mirrors your mind

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 04, 2021:

Chitrangada,

This is a beautiful poem. It is sad though to think of the times ahead when life changes.

Just like the fallen flowers our time to will come.

Enjoy each moment.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you Peggy, for appreciating the poem and the message.

We had some thunder showers yesterday, and thus this scene, which prompted me to write this poem. You are right that the dried flowers will eventually get recycled. Nature has everything planned.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you Mary, for sharing your thoughts on this poem.

Appreciate you for reading and commenting. Thank you and good day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 04, 2021:

The fallen flowers you photographed are still lovely. Eventually, they turn into dust and are recycled. I love the message of your poem. Memories of our loved ones now gone are also beautiful.

Mary Borges from San Diego, California on January 04, 2021:

Your poem reminds us that there's beauty to be found in many places including the fallen flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you so much Bill, for your encouraging words. It means a lot coming from you. I believe, I am still learning.

Thank you so much for your comments and support.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Namaste Manatita!

I am glad that you liked the poem and the message. Appreciate you for sharing your thoughts on this.

Always a pleasure to read your comments. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you so much John, for sharing your poetic and beautiful thoughts. You expressed it so well.

Appreciate you for reading and commenting. Many thanks and good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you so much Pamela, for your kind words of appreciation. I am glad that you liked the message and the poem.

Appreciate your encouraging comments. Thank you for your support.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 04, 2021:

You are a true writer. Anyone who can write a lovely poem after looking at fallen flowers is a true writer. Well done, my friend. I loved your creativity!

manatita44 from london on January 04, 2021:

Taken straight from the mouth of ancient Seers. Beautiful!

Within and without. More kudos to you, my Didi ji. Salaam!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 04, 2021:

Chitrangada, this is a lovely poem with a message. Flowers are beautiful while blooming on the trees but even fallen flowers have a special beauty. Like when our time comes to an end we have served a purpose and had our time of being beautiful. It is inevitable as we make way for our children to take our place in the world.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 04, 2021:

I love beautiful flowers, and this poem goes so much deeper than that. You poem is so beautiful, and it certainly has a message, Chitrangada. I hope you keep writing poetry as I have certainly enjoyed the poems you have written.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you Ankita, for reading and appreciating. I am glad that you liked the poem, pictures and the message.

Thank you so much.

Ankita B on January 04, 2021:

Beautiful poem with a wonderful message. I loved the photos too.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you Devika, for appreciating.the poem and the pictures.

Always a pleasure to read your comments. Thank you and good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 04, 2021:

Thank you Rosina, for your kind words of appreciation. Glad you liked the poem and the message.

Appreciate you for reading and commenting. Thank you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 04, 2021:

Beautiful flowers! I had many dried oak leaves on the ground and is such a lovely appeal to our gardens.

Rosina S Khan on January 04, 2021:

I loved every bit of the prose and poem. The lessons that come with them make it further valuable and enjoyable. Thank you for the lovely share, Chitrangada.

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