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A Beautiful Flower.

Post by Vanilla2 on September 16th 2009, 2:43 pm

A Beautiful Flower

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 enough to ruin my day, a young boy 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 petals all worn- not enough rain, or too little light. Wanting him to take his dead flower and go off to play, I faked a small smile and then shifted away. But instead of retreating he sat next to my side 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 colors: orange, yellow or red. But I knew I must take it, or he might never leave. So I reached for the flower, and replied,"Thanks, just what I need. But instead of him placing the flower in my hand, he held it mid-air 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 quiver, tears shone in 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 woman 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 was not with 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 life of an unsuspecting old man.

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Re: A Beautiful Flower.

Post by WhiteShaman on September 16th 2009, 2:52 pm

Hi Vanilla2,
I want to really thank you for posting such a great little story but I have one problem from it and that is I canít get rid of the chills running up and down my body!
Awesome and inspiring!
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Re: A Beautiful Flower.

Post by d-knots on September 21st 2009, 6:00 pm

that's a cute rhyming, pome-like, story...

"blessed with true sight", amen.
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Post by parrotlover100 on September 28th 2009, 2:37 pm

Oh my God Vanilla2 when i came to the part of realizing the little boy was blind my eyes filled with tears,i had to wipe them away but they kept coming as well as the chills that were going through my body.that was such an amazing story with such a profound impact on me.I honestly was truly awakened inside by this story spiritually. Thank you,thank you for posting this story it has truly moved me beyond anything i have felt before. Thank You Good Post :lovesigh: Hugs flower Clap

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