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Thursday Poet’s Rally Week 28 Poem Post—Perfect Poet Award Acceptance
September 8, 2010, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Emotions, Life, Poetry

A single flower

bends with the wind in a field

A perfect pairing

I need attention

I need attention

I need to be heard and seen and felt

I need to be loved and cherished and held

Without this attention I am like a

flower left without water and

a child locked in a dark room

all shriveled, emaciated and reaching

I need to know I matter

I need to know I matter

and that I matter to you.

I want to be counted

relied on, thought of,

longed for, and to know that whatever I do

I have your support.

I hope this is a wake up call, I hope you read this

I hope you absorb it and realize that I need you

just as much as you need me and without us

working together

my back can only bend so far

until it breaks.

***This post is for Jingle’s Thursday Poetry Rally Week 28 Poem Post.

Thank you to Jingle @ Jingle for nominating Wondrinsoul the Week 27 Perfect Poet Award

For Week 28, I nominate Lest I Smite Thee @ http://lestismitethee.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/writing-rape/


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Hello, friend:

Monday Poetry Potluck Is NOW open, linking is open from Sunday 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm, welcome join us by linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem, the more you share, the happier we are…hurry up!
Thanks in advance.
Hope to see you in our lovely potluck…

Comment by Olivia

The Dead Line to Vote is Sunday or today,

u r nominated, u win 1 vote automatically,
if you vote for other bloggers, u win another vote…
have fun!

Comment by Jingle

Congratulations! Beautiful poem, it has so much meaning!

Comment by deadpoet88

If poppies could speak, then you’ve nailed it on the head. The poem was also a metaphor for children and the child in all of us, for all we need to know is that we matter, that we’ve been seen and heard and counted. Count yourself in then – this was a lovely poem. So glad I popped in to read it!

Comment by brokenpenwriter

Great! Simply Great!

here are some awards for you!


Comment by tasithoughts

Poignant and well delivered

Comment by tasithoughts

Wow. This flower sounds so much like me, so much like so many people I know. So vivid and alive. THANK YOU!

Comment by Julie Jordan Scott

I loved it totally… great poem to go with the award…
Happy Rally ! !

Sweet Dish

–Someone Is Special–

Comment by Someone Is Special

thank you I tried to comment on your Sweet Dish and it wouldn’t take but I wanted to tell you how inspired and hopeful your poem made me feel! Keep on writing πŸ™‚

Comment by wondrinsoul

Very lovely!

Comment by Inelle Zshayra

you are a talented writer! I loved the way you set up your blog πŸ™‚

Comment by wondrinsoul

Very nice indeed!

Comment by reddooraudiobooks

thank you i love your site as well…what age group do you read too? I love the little tidbits from other authors on your site πŸ™‚

Comment by wondrinsoul

Excellent poem. Very good use of repetition. The ending was sad though 😦

Comment by mstevensson

thank you for reading…I am amazed by your ability to write a poem a day…i wish i had your discipline.

Comment by wondrinsoul

Now it is my turn to have shivers up and down my spine, awesome powerful poem.


Comment by joanny

thanks Joanny! after reading what you wrote…this comment really means a lot!

Comment by wondrinsoul

I need attention.
I need attention.
I adore you.
This is perfect.

Comment by Madison

thank you! ha ha! you made me laugh from happiness!

Comment by wondrinsoul

“a child locked in a dark room…” what a powerful and terrifying image. nice.

Comment by siubhan

i like to think of poetry as emotions described…usually they completely embody a feeling I’m having…and they usually help me to make sense of it!

Thank you for reading, I really liked reading your poetry too! Happy Rally πŸ™‚

Comment by wondrinsoul

Wonderful, you made one of my favorite things in the world–a flower–mean so much more with your words. Great job!

Comment by thoughtsnotlost

thank you for reading…flowers are versatile…aren’t they?

Comment by wondrinsoul

I love the repetition here. It really brings out the emotion. Happy rally to you!

Comment by frayedges

thanks! i really liked your poem too, the emotions were tangible and the feeling of time was ominous…

Comment by wondrinsoul

how are you?
hope that you find time visiting poets, from participant list, we have more than a dozen fresh ones..

Comment by Jingle

a lovely poem, that goes well with the award image πŸ™‚ congratulations for the award too πŸ˜€

mine for the rally is ~here~

Comment by Leo (Leonnyes)

Thanks for reading…I’m off to visit your site!

Comment by wondrinsoul

Aww *stick it back and glue it* :3 Well even if I do that, it is still broken, very wonderfully written =D Love your words, happy rally my friend=D

Comment by RiikaInfinityy λ§ˆμ™•

if only it were that simple Riika…off to visit your latest, and I am never disappointed with your work! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

Comment by wondrinsoul

I loved this piece!! it has a great vibe to it! thanks for sharing and congrats on the Perfect Poet Award!!!


Comment by Ms. Peaches

Thank you for reading and I’m glad you dig the vibe! Off to visit your site and see what delectable piece of writing you have for me today…

Comment by wondrinsoul

Amazing, heartfelt poem. I feel these same things and you’ve described them perfectly in such style :3 Fantastic piece!

And thank you so much for nominating me! It means a great deal to me.

Comment by Gally Lines ~ LestISmiteThee.wordpress.com

I love how your pieces always have a purpose. My pieces are usually a spur of the moment jot down of a feeling…you really put thought in your pieces about the issues people face and I like that!

Comment by wondrinsoul

have fun, I recommend you to scan the participants list…
u have experiences, u know what to do.
Happy Rally!

Comment by Jingle

Thanks Jingle just got home from work…no internet access, going to eat some dinner and dive right in!

Comment by wondrinsoul

very genuine sentiments here,
everyone needs attention,
a single flower certainly does…

beautiful word flow.
I am impressed!

Comment by Jingle

i appreciate your nice comments. thank you for being so supportive of all of us poets πŸ™‚

Comment by wondrinsoul


perfect post!

awesome nomination!

Comment by Jingle

I had to use your rubric so I wouldn’t forget to do anything πŸ˜‰

Comment by wondrinsoul

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