As a flower ready to bloom,
I dare not open too soon.
My fragile petals I need to protect,
Of my essence, I don’t want predators to detect.
I am not yet ready.
How can I compare to the summer bloom,
The skies above and the magnificent creatures down below?
I am nothing more than a bud waiting to flower,
And not the freshest, nor the most beautiful.
I wish I was rosier, my petals larger.
I wish my stem was longer
And my colours more vibrant in the sun.
So many things are not what they should be.
So many things are wrong with me.
And yet they tell me I’m so precious.
How can this be?
Oh, my sister why can’t you be like me?
Unlike you, I can’t wait to unfold and be out in the world.
I’m so beautiful and light,
My colours are radiant and bright.
Nothing compares to me.
I’m the ultimate sight.
Can you not see how my stem stands tall?
How my petals are ready and perfectly formed?
These creatures down below they worship me
And the colour of sky pales above.
I am the most expensive and sought after orchid, money can buy.
Of what I say, I do not lie.
… wait a minute, if I’m not mistaken, we’re twins!
What I say of me must be true of you!
By J M Lysun
8 thoughts on “Self Esteem”
This is just wonderful!
I was inspired by the sight of orchids in a hotel lobby and I saw children playfully prodding it and clearly not appreciating its beauty and value. I am glad you like my style of writing and look forward to see you again. Sorry for taking so long to reply back…been busy writing.
Thank you for your visit and showing appreciation of my writing!
This is wonderful, JM. Just wonderful. Thank you for the work you do and please keep doing it. Love, Amy
Hi Amy! Thank you for your words of encouragement. Hope to see you soon. Enjoy the celebrations. JM
That very light and pleasurable touch of humour, brilliant! 🙂
I’m glad you appreciate the funny side of this depiction.
Thank you for your kind comment and for taking the time to read through my earlier work.
Enjoyed it a lot. 🙂