This is for you. For the person in you.
The society negates, the world negates.
It’s a maddening storm of sickness whispering of weakness.
But there you are my brave one, nurturing your own little plants.
Let it grow. Fight against the storm.
Move over mountains if the air around you is polluting.
Because there are many who will walk over mountains
just to cherish the plants that you have grown.
I’m happy here with my small plant. Its beauty calms and soothes me. But I don’t know who’s going to pluck it away. I want to keep it for myself and see it grow. But if the society thinks that’s too much for me to ask for, I’ll just pray and wish for the plant to be happy.
Like the soft breeze after a soothing rain,
you taught me of calmness.
Like the frozen lava in the ocean bed,
you showed me how powerful being calm can be.
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