Lessons From The Wildflower—Poem

Updated on June 2, 2020
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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. | Source

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 | Source

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. | Source

© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan

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    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      13 days ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Much appreciated. Thank you.

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      Peggy Woods 

      13 days ago from Houston, Texas

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Many thanks for your encouraging words and support.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

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      MG Singh 

      3 weeks ago from Singapore

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

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      3 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Nithya, for your insightful comments.

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

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 weeks ago from Dubai

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      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!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Lora Hollings 

      4 weeks ago

      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.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      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.

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 weeks ago from UK

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      I am glad that you liked it. Many thanks.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Sankhajit Bhattacharjee 

      4 weeks ago from MILWAUKEE

      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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you FlourishAnyway, for reading and appreciating the poem.

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Thank you so much.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you femi, for reading and appreciating the poem.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Thank you for your continued support.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Have a good day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Wish you a wonderful day. Thank you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

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      manatita44 

      4 weeks ago from london

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Thank you so much.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      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.

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      Donna Rayne 

      4 weeks ago from Greenwood, In

      This is a very good and pretty poem!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 weeks ago from USA

      This is a lovely and thoughtful piece

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      Devika Primić 

      4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      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.

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      femi 

      4 weeks ago from Nigeria

      Nice

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      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.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Rinita Sen 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      manatita44 

      4 weeks ago from london

      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!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      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.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      4 weeks ago

      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.

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