Self Improvement Poetry posted September 8, 2017

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Turning frowns upside down.

The Flower

by Natali Holden

Gentle woman
Watching the children play
As she thinks
Of her misfortune

Turned out her lover didn't really love her
Or why would he have left her for another

Her mother didn't make it through the night
And her father died of a broken heart

Everything seems to be going wrong
At least from her point of view
But maybe she should take a break
And look at it from another's

She picks up a flower from the ground
And twirls it in her hand

Its color is faded
And it is shriveled up, a dying flower

She thinks of her life
And matches it up with the flower's
She feels like she is dying
What else could happen that is worse than everything already is?

A small child comes up to her
"What's that?" he asks.

"It's a flower," she replies.
"It's beautiful," he tells her.

The woman smiles and says thanks.
How could it be beautiful if it is dying?
She ponders her question
And finally understands

Perhaps her misery isn't so bad
It's just the way she looked at things

Perhaps not all of life had gone wrong
At least she still had something

The woman looks down at herself
She places her hand on her stomach and smiles
Perhaps she had lost something, but it would be okay
At least she still had her baby

And maybe one day
Her baby could be the child
That would turn a frown upside down
Like a child had just done for her


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