The Dandelion

I was told that I was a venomous weed
A toxic dreamer, entranced in his madness.
For my heart carried a cynical seed
That sprouted from the tears of my sadness.

I was a dandelion in the land of the roses
That was often looked down upon in disgrace with a frown.
I was the misfit whose existence everyone opposes
For amidst the blossoming beauty, I was the ugly clown.

The beguiling comfort of the chaos that raged within my heart
Had convinced me of my black venomous soul.
In the darkness, I began to fall apart
For it seemed in my life I had lost all control.

Yet my life took a turn on a glorious day,
When amidst my plight you approached me.
You reached out to me in your mystic way
As you saw a light in me that I failed to see.

You wiped all my bitter burning tears
As you witnessed the fury of my palpable nightmares.
You quelled my pain laden fears
As my name, you whispered in your earnest prayers.

Being a dandelion, I was the victim of my voiceless screams
For as a poisonous plant is all that others could see.
But you made me the carrier of your hopes and dreams
As you elevated me, to more than I could ever be.

Note: Few days ago I got past 2K followers on WordPress & I dedicate this poem to all my lovely followers who have elevated my existence in their own magical way! The dandelion is a metaphor for the bond we shared. I was rather unwanted. I’m the kind of person, whom people easily replace in their lives & being an introvert, I’m unable to express my agony. I felt as if I’m invisible & that my existence doesn’t really matter. When I started this writing I had a very cynical approach. I wanted to haunt my readers with my unexpressed nightmares in the form of rhymes just to prove to them that I exist. It was at that juncture, as I opened my heart of darkness that you embraced me with the light in your heart. You made me feel that I’m not alone in my silent battles & this gave me the faith there is some goodness within me as well. It was your love & support that sparked an emotional revolution within my heart, as through my spell of darkness I started to discover the light within me. I know we may not talk all that much, but I want you to know that I love you because we grew together. You made me the writer I am today… The fragrance of your kindness will always dwell within my heart & I’ll always be grateful to you for that.

43 thoughts on “The Dandelion

  1. This is a deeply relatable piece like i’m an introvert myself and i deal with my existence that doesn’t quite matter but writing opened another door for me and is somehow helping fill that empty space i have inside me~ Great work as always dear~ 🌸

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  2. Wow! Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on passing 2k! That’s pretty awesome!
    As for your poetry,.. it felt like you poured your whole heart out into such a beautiful poetry that rhymed very well in all regards to all aspects of your life.
    Remember, you are not invisible! You’re always cherished as my own lil’ bro!
    Much love!

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    1. Thank you for the well-wishes it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. Appreciate your concern. Thank you for being an incredible follower & more importantly thank you for being an ever more awesome friend. ❤

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    1. It’s been a glorious ride brother in a journey I personally believe more than the path, the milestones & the destination it’s the company that matters the most. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey! Appreciate your constant support.


  3. There is a sweetness in you that no amount of darkness can overshadow. You deserve only the best life has to offer. Congratulations to you my friend 😊😊👏👏👏❤❤❤✨✨✨✨

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  4. I held my breath reading this. Speechless. Truly. This is the purpose of writing. You put it down so brilliantly. The ink for this was that from your heart and I couldn’t have related to it more. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. This was impulsive rather than painstaking for it flowed through my heart. Thank you for the lovely comment, your comments never fail to make me smile Cheryl! ❤


    1. I sorry for the late reply it’s tough to manage WP & Instagram sometimes. Thank you ever so much for such a lovely compliment Ritika. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey. 🙂

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    1. Aww… Thank you so much, Shivani! You are too kind with your compliment. I’m the one who initially begged for your autograph. Let me know if you come to Delhi sometime, we’ll definitely catch up then.

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  5. Congratulations Sidharth on surpassing 2k followers. What a beautiful poem and I loved that you used the dandelion. Your words to your followers are extremely thoughtful and gracious. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend. Love to you and yours ❤️💕🤗Joni

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. It’s a joy to have an intellectual follower like you to get such detailed feedbacks, but it’s truly a blessing to have an incredible person like you as my friend. Thank you for your support!

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  6. Such a beautiful post sidharth. Its like music from heart. The love and care you give to your blog and bloggers is blooming and will always be blooming. 🙂
    Let the magic be there always. ♥️🦋

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  7. I’m only home for a few hours, but I wanted to make sure and tell you how special this poem is. Trust me when I say you are not replaceable as you wrote above. If anything, you are irreplaceable. I might not be able to come home often to leave you comments, but I’m still reading and feeling the magic of every poem you share.

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  8. Congratulations Sidharth, Hope you’ll get much success in the future in your writing journey. we all wait to read you, your beautiful words are the source of relaxation for your readers. Stay blessed 🙂 ❤


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