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.