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The Essence of Humility

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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Happiness is a grateful heart whose foundation

Remains unshaken within the empathetic nature

Of those who have acquired experience in humility

Whose vulnerability becomes the guardian of integrity

Built on an abiding wisdom throughout the fading ages


The true beauty of humility lies within imperfection

Which is plagued by the internal voice of insecurity

In those who are predisposed to illusions of perfection

Reflected in the fragments of a shattered mirror

Creating blindness within the reality of their existence


There is a peace that resides in nature’s pure simplicity

Where time is the constant companion of life’s humility

And the passing seasons reclaim their silent memories

Held in the gentle soliloquies of the humble sparrow

Nesting in the shade of the tree whose roots run deepest


The essence of love lies in the authenticity of its being

This wise and reciprocal understanding is a reflection

Of those feelings that are often too deep for tears

Whose humility comes from within, creating a serenity

That weaves each precious moment into our souls


In this world where we judge with a lack of compassion

Without ever contemplating the feelings of despair

In those whose shadows constantly dim their inner light

And the power of humility lies in the choice to be kind

Whose true legacy is revealed in its everlasting impact

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Kalpana which I appreciate. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Peggy. I always like to include nature in my poems as this is where I find my own peace. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

I appreciate your lovely comments Rinita and thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Vidya and thank you for your kind comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Mary which I appreciate. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 03, 2020:

Such a beautiful reminder to us of the simplicity of humility. Thank you.

VIDYA D SAGAR on November 03, 2020:

Again a beautiful poem on a powerful topic Lorna. Humility is much needed in today's world of insecurity and uncertainty. Most importantly, it is a quality that is required in a good leader. I likes the last verse the most. I enjoyed reading it.

Rinita Sen on November 03, 2020:

Your poem gives peace to the troubled mind. Choice of words, rhythm, metaphors, and style, all excellent.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 03, 2020:

Your poems are so beautiful to read, Lorna, and always leave us with thoughts of kindness, love, and in this case, the value of humility. I particularly liked this line: "There is a peace that resides in nature’s pure simplicity."

Kalpana Iyer from India on November 03, 2020:

Beautifully explained the power of humility!

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for visiting and your kind comments.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on November 03, 2020:

Thank you for another insightful poem that causes one to reflect.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

I'm glad you stopped by Jana and thank you for the lovely comments. Take care.

Jana Louise Smit from South Africa on November 03, 2020:

I don't usually read poetry but you have talent. Hope to see more of your work and what a great topic. Thanks for sharing, Lorna!

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Lovely to see you Ankita, and thank you for your kind and insightful comments which I always appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

I am touched by your lovely comments Chitrangada and thank you for visiting.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 03, 2020:

Humility is well explained in your beautiful words. You write with your heart, so it reaches the heart of the readers, me included.

Thank you for sharing another wonderful poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you for being the first to visit Eric and your comments always mean a lot to me.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you Brenda and I'm touched by the kindness of your comments. You have a compassionate heart Brenda which always shines through in your work.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Hi Liz, I believe humility makes us real and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your lovely comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Always good to see you Dora and thank you for your insightful comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you Ann for your lovely comments which are always appreciated. I also believe the world needs a dose of humility - we can but hope.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you Pamela and a humble heart reaps its own rewards. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and touched by your comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

It's always good to see you Lora and I agree we can let our own self-importance blind us to the needs of others. Thank you for your insightful comments which are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

I'm glad you picked this verse Rosina as it truly sums it up for me. Thank you for your lovely comments which are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

I would agree John it is indeed a gift we should share. Thank you for your generous comments which I always appreciate.

Ankita B on November 03, 2020:

Great poem on humility. Humility is what we seek everyday and a place with it is always peaceful. Another beautiful poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 03, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Devika and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 03, 2020:

Hi Lorna you brought light about humility in us and something we should all see from within.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 02, 2020:

I think humility is perhaps the most powerful of all emotions. I consider having a humble heart to be a gift that we need to share with others around us.

Lorna, your poem said it perfectly. I really enjoyed it.

Rosina S Khan on November 02, 2020:

This poem about humility is terrific. Humility helps us to be kind and compassionate. I liked the following last verse the best:

"In this world where we judge with a lack of compassion

Without ever contemplating the feelings of despair

In those whose shadows constantly dim their inner light

And the power of humility lies in the choice to be kind

Whose true legacy is revealed in its everlasting impact"

Your talent never disappoints us. Thanks for sharing this splendid poem.

Lora Hollings on November 02, 2020:

I love your poem on humility, Lorna. So often times, we let hubris and self-importance limit our ability to see our faults and not give others the respect that they are deserving of. Humility as you so beautifully express in your poem, enables us to be more open-minded, compassionate, and forgiving. Because it helps us to see our faults and not only others, it can facilitate spiritual growth and help us to reach our full potential as human beings. Thank you for this profound poem about humility and its important role in our lives.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 02, 2020:

We probably can all do with a little more humility. This is another beautiful poem. I always seem to want ot read your poems at least twice to make sure I get the message, Lorna. This poem is just lovely.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 02, 2020:

Wow! Once more you reach the heart and soul with your profound observations of life.

How I wish this could be read and heeded by the whole world.

Beautiful!

Ann

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 02, 2020:

You aptly show the power of humility within. Your image of peace being its companion is profound. Excellent work!

Liz Westwood from UK on November 02, 2020:

I really like your opening photo. It's an excellent quote. You have paired it with a very well-written poem on humility. I value humility greatly in a person.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Your words never fail to do justice.

It takes quite an amazing person to look at themselves in the mirror and have humility for others...often times when the others do not hold any respect or value for him.

To show love and understanding is a virtue.

I picture you as this kind of loving person with humility.

Your kindness for others is always noticable.

Thanks for a wonderful write.

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

Beauty and such an important message in one tidy gift to us. You counsel us so well. Thank you.