Sweet Flower

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I stepped out out with fear and hope.

I was done for what I had to cope.

Not scared to leave my comfort zone,

I had nerve to do things all alone.

I made it up, I shouted all day-

“It’s my life, and I’ll live it my way.”

I considered little of my emotions,

I had crushed them under my ambitions.

I had come out to make a woman of power,

I was tired of being that “sweet flower”.

I was a hit, I always knew I would,

I did all, which I felt I could.

I was free, but I felt enslaved.

I was given wings, but to fly in a cave.

I was taken aback by a familiar something,

I tried to ignore, saying, “It’s nothing.”

Revelation came with a bit of surprise.

I had to decide, what did I really prize?

Distance was what drew me closer,

Yes, I felt a loss of composure.

Both were there- disappointment and anger.

But I couldn’t tell which one was stronger.

I had one more thing to sort out,

What was the reason I was so cut out?

I should have confided it to my heart,

I knew it before the end, I knew it from the start.

I remembered the source from where I had come.

Nay! From where the sweet flower had come!
I knew it well,

Where the flower now dwells

With terror, I had it filled,

I had dared to get it killed.

Now I know! I have crushed it in dooms,

But fragile me!

I couldn’t destroy its sweet perfume!


( Pallavi D. Patel)

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  1. Louis 5th March 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Hey! I am Louis. I am in 9th Grade could you give me permission of using your poem as a reference at my School for the Women’s Day Speech. Your poem has all the ingredients I need for the speech.

    1. Pallavi D. Patel 8th March 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Oh so sorry for the late reply! You sure could use it anywhere you like. You only need to credit it to me. And thanks for considering it, I feel so honoured.
      And I am really sorry for not replying earlier! I hope you forgive me.😓

  2. Edwin Gavit 7th March 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Your an amazing writer

    1. Pallavi D. Patel 8th March 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Not really. You are being very kind. Thank you anyways.:)

  3. Shubhashri Chavan 8th March 2018 at 5:36 pm

    You write magnificent! Keep writing and get us more such poetries 💙

    1. Pallavi D. Patel 8th March 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you.💓😇

  4. Arif Khan 17th March 2018 at 8:20 pm

    This poem is my favorite from all of your post???? this is too good, I really hope you get to print it one day???? *my favorite line- “i was free, but i felt enslaved. I was given wings, but to fly in a cave????

    1. Pallavi D. Patel 1st April 2018 at 10:50 am


  5. Susanita Ines 12th April 2018 at 9:12 am

    Beautiful poem it help me. I read you post I like them I wait for other post to. Sorry bad English I from Argentina.

    1. Pallavi D. Patel 12th April 2018 at 8:42 pm

      It makes me feel very happy that my words could help you. Thank you for taking time to comment. 🙂

  6. Aradhana 5th July 2018 at 11:39 am

    I loved the Video. Presented very well. 💕

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