Sunday, May 21, 2017

No More UnsincereThank Yous

A friend called me cute.
"You're so cute!"
I laughed and let the words slide.

They went into my mind
like a bullet
and flew out of my mind
like a jet plane.

I was quiet.
He wondered why.
"No, thank you?" he asked.
I thought about it for a quick second.

you are cute
I know I am
but that is on the outside!

Why don't you look at what is within
say I am beautiful from within
tell me I have grace
remind me that I can make people smile
show me the kind of person I am from within

how do I make you feel about yourself?
tell me how you feel when I'm around you.

"You don't take compliments well."
I know.
I'm sorry I don't
At least I know why.

I am a single daisy in a field of dandelions.
the dandelions don't mind being told they are pretty
because it's rare for it to happen. Only people with a good heart see the beauty in a weed.
The dandelions get complimented on how astonishing they are from within
the daisy doesn't.

I am the Dasiy
I always get called pretty.
People marble with wide eyes and smile when they see me
They see something sweet, and pleasant to the eyes.
People tell me I am sweet and pretty all the time
but they don't tell me I am more than what is on the outside.

I am more than pretty.
I know that.
I am all colors of beautiful from the inside
but only the people who sincerely see me
see the colors I have from within.

Please. Look. Deeper within Me.
Please. Tell me what you see in me.
I promise you if you do I will glow.
and my heart will be permanently pleased.

I am sorry for not saying thank you
but I will not be sorry for it anymore.
If you tell this daisy she is beautiful by your eyes

trust me.
she won't say thank you
because she knows she can have better.


  1. Nessa, (may I call you that) as always, your words are beautiful and meaningful.


  2. GOSH this is so so good. I know exactly how you feel. <3 <3 <3 Great post.


  3. I'm not sure if I would be comfortable not saying thank you (unless it was a situation I could laugh it off to acknowledge the statement). But I took this as a reminder to give genuine unique compliments. Another little thing that will make the world a better place!

    1. Not saying thank you is harsh. I am not going to be THAT rude but this poem is dramatic! thank you! Giving them is so much fun too- people never expect something that genuine when they get one.

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    1. The tounge has no bone, but it is strong enough to broke hearts. So, be careful with your words

  5. I love this post! It's thought-provoking :)

  6. Aw this is lovely. You're gorgeous inside and out my friend <3

  7. THIS.
    so good.
    so beautiful.
    you are truly are lovely person- inside and out.

    what a joy.
    be blessed!

  8. ahh, this is so good! i agree 100%. although compliments on our physical appearance are nice, their not everything. a lot of the time people would rather be complimented on who they are as a person than what they look like. i love this piece so much. thank you for sharing <3

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn's Korner

    1. same here. But not a lot of people give out those kind of compliments. Thanks for sharing your thoughts too!

  9. Beautiful words. You should do poetry more often. This stuff makes me think. :)


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