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Poem: Ordinarily Special

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Sometimes ordinary is underappreciated so this poem acts as a tribute to ordinary things in life that we take for granted. I think it might help if you close your eyes and imagine an ordinary situation or place to bring a fresh perspective. You might be surprised to see it as nicer than before.


Status, fame and fortune may be the factors that we use as a benchmark to determine where we stand and how we perceive ourselves. Putting aside all that, can we appreciate the way we are? The rich and famous were nobodies. Nobodies become rich and famous.


If we are grateful for everything that we already have, this will save us from the hassle of comparing and wasting precious time.

Poem: Ordinarily Special

Dazzled by your reflection in a jewelled crown,

Forgetting the heaviness weighing you down,

A crown on your head does wonders,

But how long till wonderful you appear.


Ordinary is the magnificent blue sky,

Changing colours in the blink of an eye,

No recognition won these free favours,

Which need no ribbons, no wrapping papers.



© 2020 Li-Jen Hew

Comments

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 12, 2020:

Thanks Linda!

Linda Bryen on August 04, 2020:

Beautiful poem Li-Jen.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on February 02, 2020:

Thanks Nithya!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 25, 2020:

I loved this poem so well expressed, well done.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 20, 2020:

Thanks Charlie! Haha..as the saying goes...Less is more.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 20, 2020:

Hi Frank. And thank you for your ordinarily positive comment.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 20, 2020:

Thanks Donna! I think it's sweet when people appreciate the simple things.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 20, 2020:

Hi Lorna. Spot on! Simplicity is when things become clearer. Thanks for sharing and commenting.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 20, 2020:

Thanks Jodah. Hope the message instills the confidence needed to be comfortable in your own skin.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 20, 2020:

Hi Manatita. You make an excellent point! Increase inner peace; add to one's happiness and embellishes the earth. Thanks for your comment.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on January 19, 2020:

Beautiful poem Li-Jen. Great reminder of how the everyday simple things in life can give so much pleasure

Frank Atanacio on January 18, 2020:

Love it this poem was ordinairly wonderful .... You hit your mark dead on...

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, Indiana on January 18, 2020:

Beautifully written! I love your poem!

Blessings,

Donna Rayne

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

Indeed Li-jen,

I know what you mean and what you are describing can change lives … increase inner peace; add to one's happiness and embellishes the earth. Kudos to you, my Dear. Much Love.

Lorna Lamon on January 18, 2020:

It is usually within the simple lines that the most profound messages are expressed. A beautiful poem Li-Jen.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 18, 2020:

Li-Jen, both your opening commentary and your poem are delightful. Such a simple and heartfelt message that we all need to heed.

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

Indeed Li-jen and I know what you me. But what you are describing can change lives … increase inner peace; add to one's happiness and embellishes the earth. Kudos to you, my Dear. Much Love.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 18, 2020:

Thanks Bill. I enjoy your walks! They are something special.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 18, 2020:

Hari, thanks for sharing your wise feedback and giving a compliment. Glad you agree with me. You need to, in order to receive this gift haha.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 18, 2020:

The message is true and timeless...the poetry is lovely!

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on January 18, 2020:

Obvious, mundane, simple, ordinary can only give us sense of contentment, fulfilment, and a routine.

Great poetry Li.

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