Lessons From The Wildflower—Poem
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.
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.
you must allow yourself to grow,
in all the places, people thought,
you never would.” —E. V.
© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan