Watering Flowers

14 Apr

“There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.”  ~Robert Brault

Watering Flowers

There was a flower named Woman
Who, much like other flowers
Needed watering to bloom
But the name of these showers

Were “compliment” and “gratitude”
“Acknowledgement” and “praise”
These simple words of kindness made
This flower’s petals raise

Unfortunate to say the least
That there were very few
Who made the effort to water
These flowers so they grew

The thought was silly to most men
Who felt abashed to say
Anything that would help these
Flowers bloom all the way

Or if they didn’t think it silly
Then they were afraid
That despite good intentions, the
Flower would be dismayed

Harassment, innuendo, or
Some other type of tease
Said only to get something
So they themselves could please

One truth about the world is that
There are so few who speak
Words that are not intended
To be a harsh critique

There are so few who compliment
That any flattery
Will almost always be taken
With elation and glee

“You look nice today,” “I love
What you’ve done with your hair”
“You have a lovely smile,” few men
Ever seem to dare

“You’re beautiful,” “You’re gorgeous,”
“You are stunning,” “You’re so cute”
Every man can say these things
But most of them are mute

But pay attention if you have
The guts to say these things
You men, look closely, see what kind of
Radiance it brings

To Woman’s face when she’s watered
With this kind of affection
The pure smile, the joyful eyes
And rosy, warm complexion

So speak up, men, be Warriors
Not just with swords and spears
But with your words which can be liquid
Life to Woman’s ears

                                                 ~for Luana

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10 Responses to “Watering Flowers”

  1. Cat Forsley April 14, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    MIRO !!!!!!!!!!!!
    HAPPY TEARS …..
    HOW TRUE …….
    IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO BE KIND DOES IT …….
    TRULY KIND ……
    TRULY TRUE !!!!

    MAKES ME CRY – CUZ IT’S SO SIMPLE AND YOU SEE IT ……..
    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL WAY TO START THE DAY ……

    LOVE = YOUR SISTER CAT !!!!!!!
    IT’S AMAZING TO ME THAT PEOPLE THAT KNOW NOT EACH OTHER IN PHYSICAL REALM = ONLY THROUGH WORDS AND ACTIONS SEEN CAN REALLY REALY TOUCH THE VERY CORE AND STIR SOMETHING SO RAW AND REAL – THAT IT HURTS – BUT NOT IN A BAD WAY –
    IN A – COME ON !!!!! THIS IS SO TRUE WAY ………
    BIT OF A TEARY MESS THIS MORNING SORRY …..

    YOUR POEM IS BEAUTIFUL – BUT WHAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL IS YOUR HEART ,,……..

  2. Mira Jay April 14, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Through speaking; creates confidence…Through thinking; creates profoundness & through giving; creates love…
    That’s kindness; perhaps that’s why it’s indeed a need

  3. Deb April 14, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    This peom is so beautiful, Miro. I feel complimented just for reading it!
    I also like your new theme!
    Hugs♥xx

  4. Mars April 14, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    What a beautiful, beautiful poem.

  5. lscotthoughts April 14, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    This is such a beautiful tribute, Miro, and I agree with Deb, this is a great compliment in itself! Thank you and sending hugs your way! 🙂

  6. Lopa April 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Simply marvelous!!
    Thank you for this lovely compliment, Miro!

  7. The Emu April 15, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Brilliant my friend , you captured it well
    All woman glow and blossom when watered with love
    Aussie Emu aka Aussie Ian

  8. Nandini April 15, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Beautiful poem, Miro! 🙂

  9. granbee April 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Luana is a MOST blessed woman, Miro. Thank you SO MUCH for speaking to the men like this! “Innuendo” is the one that crushes me, I am afraid, even though I meditate afterwards and regain my peace. Still—-!!!

  10. Sue Dreamwalker April 20, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Miro, this is a most beautifully expressed poem, which I am sure many a woman would agree, that it takes nothing to say a pleasent thought to she..
    Luana is a lucky lady…
    Wishing you and Yours a relaxing weekend.. ~Sue

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