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pondering the responcibility of an orchid
by madeline andrews
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here i am,
fragile as a tremulous ghost orchid,
wavering between frailty and esteem,
wondering to what degree
my taking of nutrients from the soil
warrents me resonsible
for providing something of substance
for anything else--

or is my silent beauty--
calling to others
using no sound or song
(although, perhaps a whisper),
continually captured as still
and serene
in tattered photographs--
though indefinatly still succeptable
to a blustery day--
is it enough?

is my subtle beauty--
existing only when somebody
has the will and patience of mind
to look at, or recongnize
my soft, white glow
contrasting my often mundane
background of earth--
is it enough?

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Reviewed by Jerry Andrews 6/28/2008
It's enough. Take my word for it. You look into yourself, often and deeply. Use your spellcheck if you have one. You owe it to your readers to not distract them from the fine things and ideas you express. Give them your best in every way(just the way I see it).By the way, if I make any errors they're not spelling errors- Just because I can't type for shit. Jerry
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 12/15/2004
An Orchid is Beautiful and You really hit on all it's beauty the whispers I like that. This whole poem is very Beautiful and like the way you wrote it as you were the orchid.
Have a Wonderful day everyday.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/14/2004
Valid questions and effective analogy, Madeline. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 12/11/2004
~~~~very good poem~~~~~
Reviewed by Lori Moore 12/9/2004
Nice theme.
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