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He called me a flower.

Hertha enjoys writing about real life experiences. Her imagination and improving analytical skills allows her write about anything.

This is an image of the Oshana during the rainy season in Namibia. The image was taken North of Oshakati in a village called Onepungu in the Northern parts of Namibia. The Northern regions of Namibia are surrounded by the Oshanas.

This is an image of the Oshana during the rainy season in Namibia. The image was taken North of Oshakati in a village called Onepungu in the Northern parts of Namibia. The Northern regions of Namibia are surrounded by the Oshanas.

He said I am as beautiful as carnations,

He said I have the body of an allium,

He said I have the smile of a sunflower,

He said I I smell like white Jasmine's.


I felt beautiful,

I felt loved,

I thought I found thee one to care for my needs,

I thought I could finally bloom.


After three months he was no longer watering me,

I dried up like the Oshanas during winter,

I could no longer produce offspring,

I was infested.


~The End~


Question from the Poet to the reader!


What does this poem mean to you personally?


© 2020 Hertha David

Comments

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on October 15, 2020:

Hi Chrish, long time.

Yes it is the sad truth pain and tears will be there, but they should be temporary. And yes we should rely on ourselves because the moment we rely on someone for our happiness it might end in tremendous pain.

Have a great day too.

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on October 15, 2020:

Hi there, Lyer,

You are right an optical illusion indeed. It is about heartbreak. Good analytical skills you have there.

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on October 15, 2020:

Hi Pamela, you are absolutely right. I guess it's about find the one worth fighting for but we should never settle for less. If he or she only appreciates your beauty we should run.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 04, 2020:

Being in love you should've know that there is always pain tears and storms

But of course there is always rainbow after the rain :-)

(About the main character)We should always see ourselves beautiful not by the standards of others. we should always bloom and water on our own and never rely our happiness to others.

Have a great day!!!

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 03, 2020:

I think the poem talks about heartbreak and the sense of vacuum that occurs soon after. A realization that what seems flowery at first need not always be the case. The "water" that the flowers thrived on at the beginning was only an optical illusion.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 03, 2020:

I think this poem talks about relationships and when they are nourished they grow beautifully. When the loving treatment is gone the relationship is gone.

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on October 03, 2020:

Hi there Lorna,

There surely will be more opportunities maybe even better, we just need to be strong and have faith.

Thank you so much for your feedback. Please do take care.

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on October 03, 2020:

Hi there Raja,

We surely can always learn from the past and grow from it again.

Thank you so much for your feedback please do take care

Hertha David (author) from Windhoek, Namibia on October 03, 2020:

Hi there Pam,

We all need to be nurtured the right way it is vital.

Thank you so much for your feedback and for loving it.

Do take care.

Lorna Lamon on October 03, 2020:

With love and affection we all blossom and grow, and your poem speaks of the failure to thrive when love has gone. However, there will be other opportunities to love again, and find the one who is deserving of you.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 02, 2020:

It's really beautiful and obviously based on the truth of many people who have their hearts broken.

But we can learn not to be as vulnerable as before.

We can learn to survive in troublesome episodes of our lives..

We can learn to be strong again.

Pam Morris from Atlanta Georgia on October 02, 2020:

Wow, nice poem. It describes how any flower (person) needs nurturing to stay beautiful. I love your beautiful poem.

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