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Mighty little You

An engineer-to-be trying to find solace and solitude in writing.


Mundane mornings, cold and frosty
Low are my spirits, so is my morale.
Devoid of inspiration, instilled with exasperation..
All I feel is worthless and dismay.
And then I see you.

You, a creature as small as you,
Standing valiantly, against all odds.
Gusty winds, the scorching sun,
Mighty downpours and the unkind man.
Adversities are ceaseless,
Yet they don't stop you,
Stop you from growing, blooming or living.

When you smile, the world smiles with you
Dewdrops and driblets dwell all over you

The gazillion different hues you portray,

Invoke a myriad of emotions.

The luscious taste of your nectar,
Can possibly make any bee's day.
A whiff of your aroma,
Makes any throbbing pain go away.

But soon the time comes,
For you to bid adieu.
When your body withers, and perishes in no time.
You embody strength, you embody humility.
Your passivity shrieks of your existence.

I no longer feel low, or melancholic,
To be like you, I yearn and strive.
For, your glorious yet short life,
Is remembered even after your demise.

© 2019 Priya Dinesh


Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on November 28, 2019:

Thank you Audrey! Very wise words

Devika Primic on November 28, 2019:

A beautiful and positive poem and an enjoyment in reading and felt great too.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on November 21, 2019:

We often miss the beauty in the little things. Nothing is insignificant. I only hope that I will have attributed enough in my life to be remembered fondly by others.

Lovely poetry!

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on November 01, 2019:

Thank you so much! Glad you found this insightful :')

manatita44 from london on November 01, 2019:

I like your style. You see the beauty in the little things and that's a gift from Mother Heaven to you. I'm sure that you will treasure it.

Inspirational and insightful poetry. The helpful kind. Good onj you and keep it up! Life has many teachers. Our Lord Itself has deemed it so. Hari Om!

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 20, 2019:

Thanks a lot MG :)

MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 20, 2019:

Lovely thoughts Priya.

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 19, 2019:

Thank you Mark! This was a small little tribute to something that always picks up my spirits :)

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 19, 2019:

Well said Adnan, life is indeed short for regrets.. Thank you :')

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on September 19, 2019:

The beauty of nature, of flowers, could pick up any spirit. Nice job, Priya.

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 19, 2019:

And isn't it uplifting...?...when pain and adversity is at a hike in its shrieking tone....the smallest and the minutest things teach us and show us a way to tread....Life is too short for the leaden tone....and if tiny things can...then why not us..?..beautifully painted the page with meaningful colours of life....Great write...Thanks for sharing Priya !

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 19, 2019:

Thank you so much Lorna! Glad you liked it :)

Lorna Lamon on September 19, 2019:

I enjoyed reading this wonderful poem full of strength and character.

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