Modern Poems · Spontaneous writing

The Best Gift

They have confessed their love for you,
for each one saw a fragment of your soul
that mysteriously kindling their very own,
gentle as falling petals tickling the senses.

But when these fragments eventually piece back in front of you,
only you have the chance to fall in love with such wholesomeness,
and becoming the lover for yourself no one else can ever compete.   

And this, perhaps, is the best gift from love. 

Be grateful. 

26 thoughts on “The Best Gift

  1. Like you, dear Annabel, wherein each aspect of your being exudes great beauty, your poetry is always lovely. Thank you for sharing, and for inspiring me to write a poem…

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  2. My day ends on a happy note reading you, Miss Annabel. ๐Ÿ˜Š Congratulations to your cousin, Charles. A long journey to get to that place and to do that in France… a double blessing! My heart is deeply touched by your Lily story. Heartbreaking. A strict and non-forgiving family culture, it seems. I am glad you eloped with yourself and that you continue to find your beautiful self. ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Michele! My day also ends happily reading your comment. Charles is the most ambitious and hard-working among us ten, so I am never surprised by his achievements. And yes, Lilyโ€™s story was heartbreaking one. Hope she has re-written that story and made something beautiful out of it. But we will, perhaps, never know the endingโ€ฆ.

      Sending big hugs to you! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฅณ

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  3. It must be very difficult living as a child under the weight of a very traditional structure in an un-loving family. And a daunting decision to depart, and how to do it! I am glad you found the inner strength, and it is a very good thing that Lily showed you a way, years before, although you customized it for your own person.

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    1. Yes, we were indeed a modern medieval family๐Ÿฅฒ. Lily actually didnโ€™t show me a way for I planned long before her, but she showed me what not to do. Lily was unpreparedโ€ฆ. I pray that she has recovered and made stronger ever since ๐Ÿ’—.

      Thank you so much for visiting! Merry Christmas in advance ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿฅณ!

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  4. I come along side you and pray for lily as well! Hoping the child along helped her become strong and pouring the lost of love in the child, which could provide a purpose to survive.
    Now as always, you write beautifully even about tragic, there is a grace and a thread of hope to comes through. Thanks for sharing. Maybe someone with learned to elope for purpose and love for self! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. You are very kind, Tony! Your compassion is a wonderful gift ๐ŸŽ to us which is greatly appreciated! Cousin Lily was a very beautiful and kind lady. I trust that she would eventually weave her story into a lovely song with rich layers and delightful notes. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      Thank you for visiting and sharing such kindness! ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ‚

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      1. Thank you for the visit and comments, Yaksh! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ I am well and hope you are doing wonderful! I do have a YT channel that needs more of my attention๐Ÿ˜… to manage. Search โ€œMiss Annabelโ€ on YouTube and you will find me there.๐ŸŒป

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      2. That’s really nice to hear dear friend that you are so happy and nice! And yes I have just watched your Yt channel and your videos on Indian songs! It’s fabulous dear๐Ÿ’•
        You should post daily dear..
        Keep going ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฅ‚

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  5. What a wonderful mesage you delivered to us readers with your enchanting words, dear Annabel! Your poems and writings are absolutely gorgeous to read. I enjoy them very much. And this one marvelled me a lot, how beautiful and empowering!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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