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Lessons From The Wildflower—Poem

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

A beautiful wildflower, growing alongside my garden.

A beautiful wildflower, growing alongside my garden.

Lessons From a Wildflower—Poem

You grow along the highways, and dirty roads,

You are a sign of life, along the rocks and stones,


You can be imperfect, yet confident, and happy,

You can peep out, from among the well groomed roses,

You are strong, you are beautiful,

You don’t care, about the neglect or unkept,

You teach the lesson of giving,

In return, not expecting anything,


Be it the scorching heat of the summer,

Be it the pouring monsoon, or the cold winter,

You come from no where,

And spread everywhere,

Just to show the signs of life,

To living beings, who are in strife,

It’s easy, and yet not so easy, to be a wildflower,

You are pulled out, weeded out, yet you show power,

You define sustainability,

You grow again, and again,


Nature is sustainable,

Nature is indestructible,



Be like a wildflower,

Ignore the ignorance,

Celebrate your imperfections,

And stand tall, among the discriminations.

Wildflowers growing along the highway

Wildflowers growing along the highway

Be Like a Wildflower

The Oxford dictionary meaning of Wildflower is— A flower of an uncultivated variety, or a flower growing freely, without human intervention.

Like every other person, I admire the beauty of the well cultivated, well maintained flowers in the garden.
But, every now and then, the wildflowers attract my attention.
How do they grow without any care, no watering, no maintenance—This is something, which makes me wonder.
Sometimes, the form and colour of the wildflowers are so pretty, it’s difficult to imagine, how do they sprout, grow, and spread again and again, in spite of being weeded out, so many times.

”Like Wildflowers,

you must allow yourself to grow,

in all the places, people thought,

you never would.” —E. V.

Wildflowers growing alongside a building.

Wildflowers growing alongside a building.

© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on August 28, 2020:

Hello Peg!

Nice to read your positive comments about this poem. I am glad that you liked the poem and it’s theme.

So nice that there are many of them growing alongside at your place.

It’s the same around my place as well. The purple and yellow ones are too beautiful.

Many thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on August 28, 2020:

So beautifully true and sweetly written. Your poem is quite uplifting. I love wildflowers, too. Every year we have a pasture full of them with colors that vary from year to year. I love the purple ones the most but the yellow ones are a close second. Right now we have a field of white flowers.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 21, 2020:

Thank you Peggy, for reading and commenting on this poem. Glad you liked the theme of the poem.

Much appreciated. Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 20, 2020:

Wildflowers are beautiful and resilient. I really enjoyed the message of your poem.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 07, 2020:

Thank you MG Singh ji, for reading and appreciating the poem.

Many thanks for your encouraging words and support.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 07, 2020:

Thank you Rajan ji, for appreciating the poem. Glad you liked it.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on June 07, 2020:

A beautiful poem on wildflowers. They abound all over and you have brought them alive in your poem.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 07, 2020:

Wildflowers are beautiful. Their persistence to grow in adverse conditions has many lessons for us. Your poem is truly insightful.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 06, 2020:

Thank you so much Nithya, for your insightful comments.

Appreciate your kind words and support. Happy weekend to you.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 05, 2020:

A beautiful poem about the strength of the wildflowers. We have a lot to learn from them; to face challenges and achieve our goals whatever the situation maybe.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 04, 2020:

Well said, MsDora.

Thank you for emphasising the theme of the poem, so well.

I understand your reference, to the sad and unfortunate incident. All this madness must end.

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Peace and prayers for all the humanity.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 04, 2020:

This is the message we need right now amidst all the discrimination and hate. We need it for ourselves and we need it as a guide on how to treat others. We all have the potential of a wild flower. Inspiring!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 04, 2020:

Thank you Lora, for your insightful comments. You have in fact, summed it up very nicely. Thank you for adding more value to the poem.

Appreciate your presence and support for my work, always. It means a lot to me.

Thank you dear friend. Stay Safe and take care.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 04, 2020:

Thank you BRENDA, for appreciating the poem and it’s theme.

Yes, it’s amazing to see, how these wildflowers keep growing again and again, without any care or look after.

Your appreciation means a lot. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 04, 2020:

Thank you Liz Westwood, for your kind words of appreciation.

I am pleased to read your positive feedback, and that you liked the message. Thank you so much.

Lora Hollings on June 03, 2020:

What a lovely poem you have written, Chitrangada. I love your metaphor of the wildflower. And how I agree with your message! We can flourish anywhere if we just have the determination or the will to do our best and be like these flowers, showing a resilience to the challenges that we often face in our lives and show our strength and our unique beauty. Thank you for your truly inspiring poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 03, 2020:

Chitrangada,

I love your symbolism to the wildflower about how we too should grow. ( as in quote)

Wildflowers are quite amazing. They never give up. They keep coming back so life must be worth it.

Nice poetry.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 03, 2020:

This is a beautifully written poem with such a positive message about nature's resilience.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Sankhajit ji, for your kind visit and appreciation of the poem.

I am glad that you liked it. Many thanks.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Manatita, for revisiting.

You are right about the reference to Shrimad Bhagwatam. You are so learned, and please accept my regards for this. These scriptures and epics are the storehouses of knowledge.

Thank you once again.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on June 03, 2020:

You grow along the highways, and dirty roads,

You are a sign of life, along the rocks and stones,

..........................lesson on self-realization, great message indeed

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Prantika, for your encouraging words.

Yes, you got the theme, and explained it beautifully. Many thanks for your appreciation and support for my work.

Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Donna, for your kind visit and comments. Glad that you liked the poem. Much appreciated.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for reading and appreciating the poem.

I am glad that you liked the poem. Thank you for your support.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Devika, for reading and commenting on this poem. Appreciate your kind words, and support.

Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you femi, for reading and appreciating the poem.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Pamela, for appreciating the poem. I am pleased to read that you liked the poem.

Thank you for your continued support.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you John, for reading and sharing your thoughts. I am glad that you liked it. Appreciate your positive feedback.

Have a good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Ericdierker, for your kind words of appreciation.

I am glad that you liked it, and feel the same way about wildflowers.

Thank you and good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Bill, for your lovely comments. I feel honoured.

Wish you a wonderful day. Thank you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Rinita, for reading and commenting on this poem. Appreciate your positive thoughts.

manatita44 from london on June 03, 2020:

There's a very sublime piece in Srimad Bhagavatam on this ... where the Sage learns from the different aspects/creatures of nature. Perhaps you know of this. Much Love.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Manatita, for your kind words and appreciation of the poem.

It means a lot to me. Yes, I like observing the wonders of Nature, and learn the lessons of life from them. Some of the learnings, don’t happen in the classroom.

Thank you so much for your encouraging words and support.

Peace and happiness for all. Om Shanti.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you so much Lorna, for your kind words of appreciation.

I do the same—In fact the violet wildflower keeps on growing, just in front of my home. These tiny flowers do inspire me.

Thank you for your support. Please take care.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2020:

Thank you Rosina, for appreciating the poem. Appreciate your kind words and support for my work.

Thank you so much.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on June 02, 2020:

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem. Indeed we have so much to learn from the wildflowers. They bloom merrily and are not bothered whether their presence goes unnoticed or not. We should never hold back ourselves rather allow us to grow in whatever situations we are in. I love the entire poem but the last few lines have touched me deeply.

"Be like a wildflower,

Ignore the ignorance,

Celebrate your imperfections,

And stand tall, among the discriminations"

I believe that celebrating imperfections and accepting the way I am is one of the key aspects to stay happy.

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, In on June 02, 2020:

This is a very good and pretty poem!

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 02, 2020:

This is a lovely and thoughtful piece

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 02, 2020:

Beautifully written and the flower photos are pretty. We had a lot of wild flowers this Spring. In the most amazing colors but disappear within a week.

femi from Nigeria on June 02, 2020:

Nice

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 02, 2020:

I agree with you, Chitrangada. Wildflowers are beautiful and I think your poem reflect their beauty. I really liked reading your poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 02, 2020:

Yes, Chitrangada. Wildflowers just spring up randomly where conditions are perfect for them. We do need to be like them. I liked your poe. Thanks for sharing.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 02, 2020:

Simply beautiful. This is a fine tribute to something I hold dear to my heart and love.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 02, 2020:

That made me smile. Any poem that makes me smile is a good poem, and this one was lovely.

Rinita Sen on June 02, 2020:

This is truly extraordinary. A unique subject well portrayed. Love it.

manatita44 from london on June 02, 2020:

The Christ spoke of the lillies, but let me not digress here, as the wildflower is indeed resilient, charming, humble ... strong.

I especially love the way you wove the whole thing together. You have given us a timeless message, as ancient as the virtues and sacrifice of ancient Indian womanhood itself. Jai to you, my Didi Ji. Om Shanti!

Lorna Lamon on June 02, 2020:

A beautiful poem Chitrangada and I encourage wildflowers to grow in my garden. The fields are covered with them and every time I take a walk they lift my spirits - just like your poem.

Rosina S Khan on June 02, 2020:

I really love this poem. You outdid it again! I especially like the last verse:

Be like a wildflower,

Ignore the ignorance,

Celebrate your imperfections,

And stand tall, among the discriminations.

Thanks for sharing, Chitrangada.