Poetry Friday – Be Like A Daisy

26 Aug

Hi, everyone! A warm welcome to my blog.

Here we are for another weekly poetry challenge! We have a theme prompt for Colleen Chesebro Poetry Prompt Challenge. Sarah selected this month’s theme:

Lessons From Nature

I’ve chosen to write a two stanza Shadorma.

The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form made up of one or more stanzas of six lines each. It’s a syllabic poem with a meter of 3|5|3|3|7|5

I love daisies. They are the cheeriest, sweetest flowers I know. They’re dainty flowers yet resilient and mighty enough to break through concrete. I was emotional when I wrote this poem, don’t ask me why. I couldn’t help laughing at myself through the tears. Luckily, I was alone in my house. Otherwise, someone might have thought I was crazy.


A daisy 
lifts its golden eye
powers through
the asphalt
truly believes in itself
Be like a daisy

Don’t give up
because things are hard
Try again
Grow through your cracks like daisies
blooming through cement

“The splendor of the rose and the purity of the lily do not rob the little daisy of its simple charm.”

I hope you enjoyed today’s poem! Thank you for your visit.

34 Responses to “Poetry Friday – Be Like A Daisy”

  1. YesterdayAfter August 27, 2022 at 1:34 am #

    Very beautiful Vashti!

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  2. margaret21 August 27, 2022 at 6:55 am #

    I love this. Yes, Nature’s keen for us to learn this lesson. I really like ..’powers through the asphalt …’

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  3. coldhandboyack August 27, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    They are persistent.

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  4. balroop2013 August 27, 2022 at 11:43 am #

    Lovely! Your Shadormas speak eloquently Vashti… Look how a little flower can move us to tears or teach us to be persistent.

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    • Vashti Q August 27, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      Absolutely! Thank you, Balroop! This means so much coming from you.🥰

      Liked by 1 person

  5. D.L. Finn, Author August 27, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

    Beautiful, Vashti! Yes, we can all be more like the daisy.

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    • Vashti Q August 27, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      Simple, charming, resilient, and powerful.🌼 Thank you, Denise!💕

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry August 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

    What a great lesson from nature, Sis. I’ve always loved the simplicity of the daisy, too. Well done. 🌼

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  7. Jules August 27, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

    Believing in oneself is a power we can all have, just like that lovely daisy!!

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  8. Jan Sikes August 27, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

    Such an inspiring poem, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. D. Wallace Peach August 28, 2022 at 9:23 am #

    A beautiful symbol of strength and resilience, Vashti. Your poem is wonderful and inspiring. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Linda Mims August 28, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

    Inspirational, Vashti! Believe in myself. Don’t give up! Thank you.🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 28, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

      Thank you, Linda! I’m happy you found the Shadorma inspiring, my friend.💗


  11. dgkaye August 28, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

    Beautiful Vashti. I can see how writing this could move you ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  12. willowdot21 August 29, 2022 at 2:47 am #

    I did Vashti thank you, beautiful post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 29, 2022 at 9:54 am #

      I’m happy you enjoyed the post! Thank you❣️


  13. ben Alexander August 29, 2022 at 2:56 am #

    This is incredibly lovely, Vashti!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 29, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      Yay!👏😁 I’m so glad you liked it, David! I appreciate you stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. jaye22 August 29, 2022 at 9:39 am #

    Lovely poems Vashti, the last lines of the first one made me smile re Lessons in Nature did make me smile. They are certainly a special type of flower 💖💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 29, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      Hi Jaye! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Shadormas, and that they made you smile.🥰🌼 Daisies are sweet, little flowers but they’re also resilient.💗


  15. Phil A Davis September 14, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

    Daisy’s are hardy little plants. Nice work!!!


  16. Gwen M. Plano October 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

    Oh, I love this, Vashti! Absolutely beautiful. 🌼🌼🌼

    Liked by 1 person

  17. judeitakali October 7, 2022 at 2:05 am #

    I needed this, at this particular time. Thank you.



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