LEADERS - not followers

Thursday, June 19, 2008

TOP Flowers


Are you ready for the revelation?
I’ll tell you straight, no exaggeration
If it lives up to your expectation
Accept the gift as an education

Open your eyes to possibility
Your heart, your mind, have the ability
Give your dreams life, make them reality
Welcome concepts, reject banality

You live and learn, feed your fascination
Instinct permits deeper concentration
People you meet provide stimulation
Sharpened senses bring realisation

At first you’ll find that it’s harder than nails
Your perceptions will be greener than grass
It won’t take long, then it’s easier than pie
Your star will shine, you’ll be bolder than brass

Confidence grows, bars intimidation.
Faster process, detailed information.
You’ll grow stronger in their estimation
Take time out for leisure, relaxation

Change is as good as a rest; vacation.
In your own time, return to formation
Complete the course without hesitation
Show gratitude with quiet contemplation

Were you nervous? Was your timidity
A result of your own stupidity?
Are you over your invalidity
Now you’ve strengthened your own lucidity?

Was the outcome to your satisfaction?
Did you employ thought-provoked subtraction?
Take away doubts, end up with a fraction
Of your former fear of interaction


  1. Love the word-play and the end line rhymes, they're like firing a machine-gun at a speeding train!

  2. Hi Stan, that's a compliment, by the way!

  3. and i am going to have to follow suit with STG,, as he is right on in his depiction of the feeling i get when i read this.. excellent write!!!!

  4. I like the tone of it.. The fast paced tone...

  5. To get a fast pace like that with longer words than usual is a touch of true class.

  6. What I need to hear, still get a touch of the shrinking violets...

    Thanks for visiting!

  7. This was great fun to read -- well done... ;)

  8. Appreciation to:
    Andy; It's not only flowers that bloom - everything takes a bit of nurturing.
    Compliment taken. I won't ask how you know about machine guns and speeding trains!
    paisley; From the point of view of the 'un-confident', it would have been written at a much more leisurely pace.
    gautami tripathy; When realisation hits you, confidence follows, and speed of thought, word and deed, are the result...in theory.
    anthony north; I wanted to put across a feeling of confidence.
    lucy; Often it takes just a few words of encouragement to banish that feeling.
    rob kistner; People are so often lectured about their lack of confidence. I thought I'd go for a slightly different approach.

  9. thought provoking... challenging... enlightening... such is a revelation... as if you were spreading pixie dust from yr pockets... sometimes we get so bogged down.. it's great to let the air out and fly... yes, i was nervous..

  10. Thanks, one more believer; And it can be taken to the extreme - a fine line between confidence and arrogance, so I think nervous is a good thing. It helps to keep us in check.

  11. I like the feeling of suspense - the questioning rat-a-tat-tat, nicely done!

  12. Thanks tumblewords;I think confidence develops like flowers and I wanted to convey it in full bloom, rather than as a pale, etiolated half-promise, while still remaining a potential for all.