It Will Last a Lifetime, If You Handle Them With Care (Poem)

Updated on June 4, 2018
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Chitrangada loves to express her moods and emotions, through her poems. Most of her poems are free style and spontaneous with Nature at core

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”

– William James

Relationships are tender and fragile, just like flowers!
Relationships are tender and fragile, just like flowers! | Source

Relationships are Tender and Delicate--Take Proper Care!

As Soft, as the flower's petals,

As fragile, as the beautiful glass,

As feeble, as the candle's flame,

As delicate, as the butterfly's wings,

As gentle, as the weaver's thread,

But if broken—,

These might even get repaired,

But nothing can repair the,

’Relationships,’

And If they are broken—,

All your efforts to mend them,

Can not hide the ugly tangles,

That can be easily visible.

Cherish the precious and beautiful,

‘Relationships,’

Preserve, and protect them,

As you would protect, your treasure,

For they are like flowers in a bouquet,

And must be handled With Care,

Sincerity, freedom, and space,

Mutual trust, and understanding,

Communication, and appreciation,

Follow these simple, but important keys,

And see your precious relationships,

Flourish with long lasting grace!


Chitrangada Sharan




“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

— Joseph F. Newton Men

Handle your relationships with care!
Handle your relationships with care! | Source

Piano love songs, source: You tube

Relationships are like flowers in a bouquet. Take proper care.
Relationships are like flowers in a bouquet. Take proper care. | Source

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Long distance relationship song, source: You tube

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

— Epicurus

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      • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        11 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Thelma for appreciating the poem! Glad you liked it!

        Have a good day!

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        Thelma Alberts 

        11 months ago from Germany

        So true. Beautiful poem.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        21 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Same here Nell--Always wonderful to have your presence on my hubs! Thanks for appreciating the poem!

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        Nell Rose 

        21 months ago from England

        Beautiful poem and so very true! always great to see you!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks peach purple! So good to see you after a long time.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks AudreyHowitt! Pleased to read your appreciation.

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        peachy 

        2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        very beautiful poem my dear friend

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        Audrey Howitt 

        2 years ago from California

        So very true! And penned beautifully!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Audrey for revisiting this hub!

        It's always a great pleasure to see you and read your comments. I am so glad you liked the message. Relationships require tender care and caution , more so in today's World as everyone is so busy . Thanks for your kind words!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        I've returned once again to read your lovely poem. We are all delicate like a flower and need nurturing and care. I love the inspiring message flowing through each line. Thank you and sharing.

        Audrey

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Dianna for reading and commenting!

        Relationships are very precious to me. And I am very careful not to make any mistake from my end.

        Glad to learn you liked the hub. Many thanks for your continued support!

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        Dianna Mendez 

        2 years ago

        I do love the way you referred caring for flowers to nurturing a relationship. This is important when you communicate with loved ones, it is bonding for life. Beautifully said, dear lady!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Peg Cole for appreciating the poem and it's theme!

        Relationships in today's World have become more fragile. One has to constantly take care and nurture it for long lasting relationships.

        Glad you liked the hub.

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        Peg Cole 

        2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

        True words about the fragility of relationships and the importance of handling with care. I particularly liked the line, "As delicate as the butterfly's wings."

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Hari Ji, for appreciating the poem!

        Glad you liked it!

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        Hari Prasad S 

        2 years ago from Bangalore

        Beautiful and perfect explanation chitrangadaji.

        - hari

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Suzette, for reading and appreciating the poem . I am glad you liked it.

        Thank you!

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        suzettenaples 

        2 years ago

        A very beautiful poem with a beautiful message.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Minnetonka Twin, for reading and commenting on this hub!

        Glad you liked the poem. Have a great day!

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        Linda Rogers 

        2 years ago from Minnesota

        Beautifully written my friend. I also enjoyed the music :)

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you tobusiness, for your kind visit and beautiful comment!

        Glad you liked the theme of the poem and thanks for adding more value to the hub by your insightful comments!

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        Jo Alexis-Hagues 

        2 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

        Beautiful poem with a profound message. A good relationship is indeed as fragile as a flower. We must treasure it, but never hold it too tightly, least we crush those delicate petals.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks icv, for your kind visit and appreciation of the hub! Glad you liked it!

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        icv 

        2 years ago

        Great. You have shared fantastic tips to make a great relationship... Thanks for sharing your view

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Faith Reaper, for your kind visit and positive comments!

        I am glad you liked this hub on relationships. Yes, it is very painful if relationships get strained or broken. Most of us suffer through these unpleasant situations. It is better to protect and preserve them before it is too late.

        Thank you for your valuable feedback!

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        Faith Reaper 

        2 years ago from southern USA

        Oh, I love your beautiful poem about relationships! Beautifully and truthfully expressed. You offer great points to help in mending a broken relationship. It is such a difficult thing to go through when a relationship is broken.

        God bless

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Devika, for Tweeting the hub! I am pleased to know that you liked it.

        Thanks!

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        Devika Primić 

        2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        I Tweeted! A very interesting hub had to come back here!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Nithya, for stopping by!

        Yes you are right--Relationships should not be taken for granted, even the close ones.

        Always a pleasure to read your comments. Thanks!

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        Nithya Venkat 

        2 years ago from Dubai

        Beautifully expressed words of wisdom. Relationships should not be taken for granted and just like glass should be handled with care.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        You are absolutely true and I agree with your views. One must take care even with the closest of relationships. But unfortunately people learn this the harder way when it is already too late to mend.

        Thank you Deb, for your valuable comments--always appreciated!

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        Deb Hirt 

        2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        This is so, so true. Words said in a fit of pique can destroy what could have taken years to cultivate. You said this so well.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Nell, for reading and commenting on this hub!

        You are absolutely right that some relationships that unfortunately are broken cannot be mended. In fact it is the responsibility of both sides to maintain it.

        We are responsible for our own behaviour and we have no control on how others behave. It is wise to move on if things do not improve/ mend in spite of our best efforts.

        Thank you and have a nice day!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Peggy Woods, for appreciating this hub by commenting on it. I am glad that you liked the poem and the video.

        Have a good day!

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        Nell Rose 

        2 years ago from England

        Beautiful poem and thoughts, sometimes relationships just cannot be mended, nell

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        Peggy Woods 

        2 years ago from Houston, Texas

        This is all so very true! With the quotes and your poetry you expressed this very well. I love piano music and liked that last video. Thanks for sharing!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Missy Smith, for appreciating the poem! Glad you noticed the comparisons.

        We all go through turbulent times with regard to some close relationships. And unfortunately if it is broken, it hurts and it hurts so much that it seems that everything is finished. We should all at least try to avoid such situations to arise. We should do everything we can to protect and preserve our relations with family and friends.

        Thank you so much for your valuable comments!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Rachel L Alba, for your kind visit and comments!

        I am pleased to read your appreciation of the poem and its message.

        I agree with you that some relationships need that extra effort and care.

        Thank you so much!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you MsDora, for your kind words of appreciation! And thanks for noticing the comparisons in the poem as well.

        Most of us go through troubled relationships in our lives even with the closest of family and friends. Of course the responsibility lies with both sides to maintain cordial relations. At least we can do the best from our side to avoid strained relationships.

        Thank you for reading and commenting!

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        Missy Smith 

        2 years ago from Florida

        Very nice poem. I like how you brought out how delicate a relationship is by flowers and butterflies and things such as these. If everyone could picture their relationship as this, and work on it together, maybe more relationships would last. Very pretty!!

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        Rachel L Alba 

        2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        I love your poem. Relationships are precious. Some relationships are solid, but some are fragile and need to be handled with care. Thanks for sharing.

        Blessings to you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 years ago from The Caribbean

        I love the comparisons in your poem; they help to make the message clear. Broken relationships are the most difficult to mend, but if we really treasure them . . . Thank you.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Venkatachari ji, for your wise words!

        I completely agree with your observation and advice. 'Patience' and 'Understanding' is very important to maintain a relationship.

        We all have to undergo those testing times in our lives, when we have to be extra patient and show maturity to protect and save a relationship.

        Thank you for reading and sharing your insightful comments!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Audrey, for appreciating the poem and the message!

        So good to see you after a long time. I feel privileged by your presence on my hub.

        Thanks again and have a good day!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Jodah, for your encouraging words and appreciation of the hub!

        It is always a pleasure to hear from you and your feedback is very important to me.

        Glad you liked the poem and the message.

        Thanks!

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        Venkatachari M 

        2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

        Beautiful poem with great message. It is true that relationships need handling with care and utmost patience. It requires much understanding and love. I personally experienced those moments and have been able to handle them with much care and patience throughout.

        Thanks for sending this message to people.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Dana Tate, for your words of wisdom. I fully agree with your observation and advice regarding relationships. Unconditional love is indeed treasure on Earth and those who find it are most fortunate.

        Thanks for your kind visit and thoughts that has added more value to this hub with your insightful comments.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you manatita, for your valuable feedback on this hub! I always like to be surrounded by people with positive thoughts and you are one of them.

        Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        ''-----not take them for granted---'', is very important point that you have added.

        Thank you RTalloni, for reading and commenting on this hub. Appreciate your positive feedback.

        Thanks!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Devika, for your kind words of appreciation! I always look forward to your feedback. Glad you liked the poem and the message.

        Thanks!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Shaloo, for your encouraging words of appreciation! I am glad you liked the message in this poem.

        Thanks!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Madan ji, for your kind visit and appreciation!

        Glad you liked it.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you billybuc, for your continued support and encouragement. Glad you liked the poem.

        Thanks!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Ericdierker, for stopping by! I appreciate your support and kind words.

        Thanks!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        A beautiful and meaningful poem! The message is clear..."handle with care" applies to all of us including ourselves. Thank you and I'm sharing.

        Audrey

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        John Hansen 

        2 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Your poem offered a perfect description of relationships, Chitrangada. The basic rules were also spot on. Thank you for sharing. Wonderful hub.

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        Dana Tate 

        2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

        And also, it is good to understand that once a person falls out of love with you, they are over you. This fact can be heartbreaking for the one who took someone's love for granted assuming that persons heart would never change. Unconditional love is valuable any person who has it has found their treasure on earth.

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        manatita44 

        2 years ago from london

        Beautiful loving thoughts. Our world is changing. people are beginning to accept these values more. Much Love for a most wholesome Hub.

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        RTalloni 

        2 years ago from the short journey

        Being mindful to care for our relationships and not take them for granted is very important. Thanks for the reminder!

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        Devika Primić 

        2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Hi Chitrangada Sharan I admire the way you shared such an interesting hub. A thoughtful message.

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        Shaloo Walia 

        2 years ago from India

        Relationships are definitely fragile and must be handled with care. Beautifully written!

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        Madan 

        2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

        Nice and lovely poem Chitra

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        Bill Holland 

        2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        So very true! Beautifully delivered!

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        Eric Dierker 

        2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        A wonderful very meaningful poem, thank you for sharing it.

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