Fathmath Sana

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The Most Beautiful Flower. - Poem by Fathmath Sana

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read,
Beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree,
Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown,
For the world was intent on dragging me down,

And if that weren't to ruin my day,
A young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play,
He stood right before me with his head tilted down,
And said with great excitement, 'Look what I found! '

In his hand was a flower, and what a pitiful sight,
With its petal worn-not enough rain, or too little light,
Wanting him to take his dead flower and go off to play,
I faked a smile and then shifted away,

But instead of retreating he sat next to my side,
And placed the flower to his nose and declared with overacted surprise,
'It sure smells pretty and it's beautiful too,
That's why I picked it; here, it's for you, '

The weed before me was dying or dead,
Not vibrant of colours, orange yellow or red,
But I knew I must take it, or he might never leave,
So I reached for the flower, and replied, 'Just what I need, '

But instead of him placing the flower in my hand,
He held it midair without reason or plan,
It was then that I noticed for the very first time,
That weed-toting boy could not see: he was blind,

I heard my voice quaver, tears shone like the sun,
As I thanked him for picking the very best one,
'You're welcome, ' he smiled, and then ran off to play,
Unaware of the impact he'd had on my day,

I sat there and wondered how he managed to see,
A self-pitying girl teenager beneath an old willow tree,
How did he know of my self-indulged plight?
Perhaps from his heart, he'd been blessed with true sight,

Through the eyes of a blind child, at last I could see,
The problem wasn't the world; the problem was me,
And for all of those times I myself had been blind,
I vowed to see the beauty in life, and appreciate every second that's mine,

And then I held that wilted flower up to my nose,
And breathed in the fragrance of a beautiful rose,
And smiled as I watched that young boy, another weed in his hand,
About to change the lives of and unsuspecting young couples!

Comments about The Most Beautiful Flower. by Fathmath Sana

  • (10/20/2019 7:38:00 AM)

    kindly snd theme of this poem (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2019 7:49:00 AM)

    The most beautiful flower of Cheryl L. Costello-Forshey’s poem explores the concept of gratefulness to the Almighty creator toward everthing that has given to our selves without considering how it looks like. We should appreciate every single thing that belongs to ours. The most important thing is how we can share our attention to another people by giving them appreciation so that it motivates them to be a good human. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/22/2019 2:24:00 PM)

    Plz tel me the theme of the poem (Report)Reply

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  • (11/18/2018 9:48:00 AM)

    Is ka theme along with related quotations plz post Karen poem tu hm book se be path len ge (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2018 7:22:00 AM)

    Plz plz is poem ka theem bataien abe kal teacher ko cheque karwana ha (Report)Reply

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  • (10/10/2018 11:52:00 PM)

    I think, its not your poem. Actually, it is written by cheryl l. Costello (Report)Reply

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  • (12/9/2017 5:04:00 PM)

    This is the best poem I have ever heard this opinion is from a nine year old👍🏽👍🏽👍🏾😊 (Report)Reply

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  • (7/26/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    Awesome! but the real author of this wonderful poem is not Fathmath Sana. The real author is Cheryl L. Costello-Forshey. Google her up. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/3/2009 10:37:00 AM)

    hello my dear sana,

    hey sweet...this is awsome poem...i m not bluffing..i realy was moved and felt it...hey you know what this poem is simply outstanding and greater than any of my ones...and what expressions you v used....this is simply a great write...
    i m not bluffing this is one of the most heart felt poems i v read in the site./.......sooo very touching....hey this one deserves a A++++++++++

    with lots of love/your ever loving friend

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  • (4/13/2009 5:29:00 AM)

    So much deep in feelings. superb piece of art

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  • (4/9/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    This is great childreen do the kindest of things but it's even more special when Allah has made them extra special childreen. I find that when I need somthing the most it comes at the right moment in time Just to brighten my day. Keep up the great work Sis.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 9, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, June 24, 2013

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