Kelly Seale

(12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

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'A Rose By Anyother Name'


Look at me.
You see yourself as a dandelion,
one of many, and not at all special:
Yet, still considered a flower by some.

In reality, You are a Rose,
deep, rich red, delicate passion pink.
Soft, satiny petals,
And yet, you do have your thorns.
You keep those around you at a distance.
Seemingly to be safe,
but there is nothing to be afraid of.

So look at me...
You are in your prime, your beauty is in full bloom.
Feel it, let it happen, it's become a part of you.
You have such a special gift, in which you deny yourself
the pleasure of your deep passions...
Decadent and starving.

Look at me.
Don't be afraid to feed yourself,
and taste all the pleasures that life has to offer.
Let yourself be loved.
But most important of all-
Love yourself.
For only then, can you look into a mirror-
And be happy with what you see.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Sometimes... self Love is the most overlooked and hardest emotion to accomplish.

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  • Elena Plotkin (8/30/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    What a beautiful empowering poem. Self-esteem is so important. Many people make wrong choices because they lack self-esteem. Kudos Kelly on the great write. I want you to know I added this to my favorite poem list. 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/30/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    Beautiful words for someone truly special. Thank you too for your precious poet notes.. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (8/30/2013 12:15:00 AM)

    Congratulations Kelly Seale...everyday i see a wonderful poem here...my full confidence on pH judgement...it was my favorite from ur pack...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Vathalia Mae (3/31/2013 11:20:00 AM)

    Great poem...I love roses and this is a great metaphor it seems comparing a person to a rose :) love it! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (11/13/2012 10:41:00 PM)

    if i were a flower, i would wish to be a rose..they are
    beautiful and sweet..fabulous write. :) (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/30/2012 7:26:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem, you get to the truth about the insecurities that inflict us all, a beautiful message! (Report) Reply

  • Alla Simone (9/23/2012 8:30:00 PM)

    This is beautiful...love the message...a call to give attention to oneself so tenderly expressed. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (9/4/2012 5:37:00 PM)

    Self love is difficult to achieve these days when the media would have us believe that only perfection is acceptable.
    Very good write with a great message. (Report) Reply

  • Anamika Goswami (9/2/2012 7:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful words Kelly... I realized too late in life what it is to love myself... I applaud you :) (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (9/1/2012 3:36:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem and pleasant natural flow of words. Thank you for sharing. Feel free to read any of my poems, whenever you find sometime :))
    Regards,
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/30/2012 10:18:00 PM)

    Congratulation Kelly Seale! This is your second poem which is selected as the poem of the day with in a month! Good! Keep it up! (Report) Reply

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