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A Flower Blooms

While traveling ‘cross such harsh terrain left parched and barren from the sun and weeks without a cooling rain, I saw a sight that left a stun beside the road on this long run. I stopped to have a closer look; perhaps my vision had deceived with image that my mind mistook and merely something I perceived, but I would never have believed. Yet there a single flower bloomed upon the dry and sun parched soil. Impossible I had assumed with harsh conditions to embroil; to stay alive, how she must toil. Her face shown fair in sun’s dry heat magenta petals shining bright appearing happy and upbeat without a worry to incite, and unaware of her dire plight. I ponder how one could exist in harsh conditions such that be and thrive with little to assist, yet ne’er for help to send a plea; she seems to live her life carefree. Perhaps we all should take a clue from gentle flower’s look on life ignoring hell we’re going through with all its worry and its strife, and all the bad with which it’s rife, and focus on our gifts in life. April 7, 2021 Poem of the Week - April 11, 2021

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Date: 4/20/2022 6:28:00 AM
Nice upbeat job John....
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/20/2022 7:26:00 AM
Thanks, Paul, I appreciate it. John
Date: 7/14/2021 1:41:00 PM
Oh wonderful words of advise for all of us to heed, thank you John. Congratulations on your win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/15/2021 2:47:00 AM
Thank you, Nancy, I appreciate it. John
Date: 5/3/2021 6:36:00 PM
That's beautiful... Great message! Enjoyed reading it.
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John Gondolf
Date: 5/4/2021 2:10:00 AM
Thanks so much, Paghunda, I appreciate your comments and visit. I’m glad you enjoyed it. John
Date: 5/3/2021 6:11:00 AM
:) I love this :) Your words are beautiful John, they shine like a beacon of hope in the darkness :) Truly stunning:)
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John Gondolf
Date: 5/3/2021 6:58:00 AM
Thank you so much for you kind words, Melody, I'm glad you enjoyed my simple thoughts. John
Date: 5/1/2021 10:28:00 AM
Inspiring sentiment, John...I can understand why you were so compelled to try and put in into words. You did a pretty decent job! My very best regards -- cheers! :) john
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John Gondolf
Date: 5/2/2021 5:15:00 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments, John, I appreciate it.
Date: 4/30/2021 9:11:00 PM
Just beautiful John ... I love it ! The messages you send through your melodic phrases sing . I can see the lone flower now .. thriving and strong living her life carefree ! And yes that last line . So true .. so simple .. so profound . Congratulations on POTW ! All the best , Susan :-)
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John Gondolf
Date: 5/1/2021 6:13:00 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and comments, Susan, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate you. Hugs, John
Date: 4/29/2021 9:03:00 AM
I love this! So very beautiful, John.
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/30/2021 6:12:00 AM
Thank you, Ann, I appreciate it.
Date: 4/28/2021 8:46:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, John. Hugs Eve
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/29/2021 2:47:00 AM
Thank you so much, Eve, I appreciate it. Hugs, John
Date: 4/28/2021 11:50:00 AM
Congrats on this wonderful poem. This is brilliant. I love it so. God bless you... It's a fave for me. Love, Gina
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/28/2021 3:29:00 PM
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Gina, they mean so much to me. And thank you for saving this poem to your favorites. Hugs, John
Date: 4/28/2021 5:56:00 AM
Congratulations!
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/28/2021 7:40:00 AM
Thank you, Christuraj, I appreciate it.
Date: 4/27/2021 10:41:00 PM
Flawless streaming of engaging phrases, John, a fantastic achievement, my gratitude for your participation and compliments for your win, Aloha!
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/28/2021 2:11:00 AM
Thank you, William, I appreciate the kind comments, and thanks for hosting the contest. John
Date: 4/27/2021 6:08:00 PM
surreal, enticing, true and sensual. It is so beautiful to read and you cannot just get enough of its flaire. Great work John.
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/28/2021 1:59:00 AM
Thank you so much, Funom, I’m glad you enjoyed it. John
Date: 4/20/2021 5:56:00 PM
This poem is incredible John. Congratulations on having it honored for POTW. So well crafted including a valuable message. Blessings xxoo
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/21/2021 2:20:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie, I appreciate it. John
Date: 4/17/2021 9:44:00 PM
Oh what powerful lessons are taught by things as simple as a little flower. Well written poem, and congrats on POTW.
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/18/2021 5:12:00 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and comments, Jennifer, I appreciate it. Hugs, john
Date: 4/17/2021 6:43:00 AM
Hi John, Congratulations on getting the poem of the week. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/17/2021 7:29:00 AM
Thank you so much, Alexis, I appreciate it. John
Date: 4/15/2021 7:20:00 PM
Very fine poem, John. Congratulations on your selection as POTW!
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/16/2021 4:33:00 AM
Thank you, Milton, I appreciate it. John
Date: 4/15/2021 11:36:00 AM
Indeed! I admire the golden light of revelation and appreciation that shines through the lyrical metaphorical beauty of this amazing poem, John. You last line is a gem! To surrender worries and allow one's heart to bloom with joy and love despite adversity is something to aspire to.. Congratulations for your well-deserved and worthy recognition with POTW honors. Your gifted pen is ever brilliant, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/16/2021 4:28:00 AM
Thank you for your wonderful comment, Susan, I am always humbled by your kind words. With all the bickering going on in the world today I thought a reminder to be thankful for our blessings was in order. Best wishes my dear friend. John
Date: 4/12/2021 9:36:00 PM
This outstanding poem delves deep with its profound metaphoric message John. I simply loved it! It is so nice to see it being honored for POTW! Congratulations my friend. It is definitely a keeper I am putting into my Faves! Blessings xxoo
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/13/2021 3:42:00 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and comments, Connie, I appreciate it. And thanks for saving it to your favorites. Hugs , John
Date: 4/12/2021 1:11:00 AM
Deep spherical vision indeed, John! Congrats on POTD!
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/12/2021 2:19:00 AM
Thank you so much, I appreciate it. John
Date: 4/12/2021 1:11:00 AM
John, congratulations on POEM OF THE WEEK with this beautifully penned poem, love _Constance
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/12/2021 2:19:00 AM
Thank you, Constance, I appreciate you and your support. Hugs, John
Date: 4/11/2021 9:59:00 PM
A beautiful poem with lovely advice, John, congratulations on your POTW:)
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/12/2021 2:16:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jo, I’m glad you enjoyed it. John
Date: 4/11/2021 8:12:00 PM
I am focusing on "our gifts in life" Blessings truly are everywhere. Sometimes, in the middle of moments that are beyond our control. Congratulations John, on Poem of the Week. Your Words Shine. :) Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/12/2021 2:15:00 AM
It is the little moments in life that help us get past the moments that are beyond our control. Thank you for always supporting me, Brandy. Hugs.
Date: 4/11/2021 9:57:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTW...truly deserving.
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/12/2021 2:10:00 AM
Thank you, Milton, I appreciate it. John
Date: 4/11/2021 8:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTW win. What a wonderful write. If only we could be more like the flowers we would be better off. Have a blessed day/week with your win..............
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/12/2021 2:10:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments, Paula, flowers bring only beauty and joy to the world. John
Date: 4/11/2021 8:04:00 AM
Enjoyed this metaphoric write, John. BIG congrats on poem of the week.
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John Gondolf
Date: 4/11/2021 8:34:00 AM
Thanks, Vijay, I'm glad you enjoyed it. John
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