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Sunflower

July 17, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


You grow tall towards
the heavens, hoping, someday,
God might notice you.


The author's comments:
Another flower poem. This one talks about how some people try so hard to become an ideal person, hoping their works will be noticed by someone above them, whether a deity or just another person. Always aim high; but don't let it get to you when people don't recognize your work.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 4 2014 at 4:37 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. I try really hard into writing "meaningful" stuff. It does become a hassle sometimes. But my belief is that if my writing (or anything I work on) touches someone in one way or another (even in a small way) then my work has accomplished more than I could ever ask for. 

on Sep. 6 2013 at 1:23 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

I love this, and the message it conveys. It's really hard for me to write meaningful haikus, but I think you did a really great job here. I can relate so much :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 12 2013 at 5:02 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks, mah pimp. By the way, I need to do the same with your work. Thank you.

on Aug. 9 2013 at 11:28 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is really deep, and I love the metaphor. And it's very relatable :) Now that I think about it, I need to do some catching up on your work. Off to do that! See ya :P

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 2 2013 at 4:24 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm honored that you think so. Truly. Thank you. 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 8:11 pm
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
34 articles 0 photos 52 comments
I'm no deity, (although I am another person) and I, however insignificant, join with ChrisJ to recognize your talent in writing this very simple, very articulate poem. I enjoyed the read. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 6:12 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you, thanks, merci, gracias, ty, 謝謝, dank u, danke, σας ευχαριστώ, buíochas a ghabháil leat, grazie, gratias agimus tibi, obrigado, brah. 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 1:32 am
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey brah! Thanks for all the wonderful comments you've left the past few days, as always I appreciate them very much and they truly do make my day! I have been reading so many flower poems lately, why have I never written one? Anyways, this first off reminded me of the book I told you I'm reading, Mythology. In the love stories when people die and they bleed, the blood spots leave the earth and turn into beautiful flowers. And it's sad, but the stories have really stuck with me, just like this poem. This is one of my favorite haikus by you! The meaning behind it is SO brilliant. Ah, my brah is SO smart. Great job, this is so so so so so so so so so so (TEN!) well done!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 31 2013 at 2:09 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much, ChrisJ, for the encouragement and for the feedback. I promise to continue writing. 

on Jul. 30 2013 at 6:03 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Well, I recognize this work, and think that it is very well done. And I really like the message that you convey here, it reached out to me. Yeah, so good job and please keep writing!


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