Compliment

“A compliment is verbal sunshine”- Robert Orben

I cannot help mention that the poem was inspired by my four-year old son who complimented me on my jewelry today!

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The compliment that made my day

How encouraging it was, words cannot say

To the grey clouds populating my sky

It brought a silver lining, I won’t lie

Brought back in my step that spring

My confidence soared up like a swing

Beauty within me I could visualize

Fortunate was I, I did realize

Brought forth my generosity

Made me forget all animosity

Transformed me, albeit for a short while

Into a better person with a warm smile.

**

As I twirled around and did a dance

In blissful oblivion, purely by chance,

In a secluded corner of my brain

It dawned on me, evident and plain

While I basked in the compliment’s glow

My ability to compliment was quite low

My self-absorbed mind then realized

Complimenting genuinely was well-advised

And I resolved from that moment

I wouldn’t miss opportunities to compliment.

**

When I showered a lavish compliment 

I saw, to my utter amazement

A brilliant smile of contentment

And that was a reciprocal compliment!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. loisajay says:

    pay it forward. Nicely done.

    Like

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