I’m not a tree that would
give fruits, flowers and shades
expecting nothing in return,
I’m not a flower that would
spread its beauty and fragrance
expecting nothing in return,
I’m not the nature that would
open up its bounty of offerings
expecting nothing in return…

But I expect
expect a lot
a lot from myself
I have started
grooming myself for myself
loving my body and soul
adorning myself with
love, charity and compassion
yes, I have started loving myself…

I take out time for myself,
thinking of
my own desires and dreams
my bunch of responsibilities
matching them to realise
what has been good
and what would be affable for me
to love myself…

While admiring
the beautiful views of nature
relpete with its sublime creations
a dialogue with myself
gives an inner peace,
warmth and fondness
that reflects outwardly with signals
that here lies a soul
full of love and compassion
love begets love
and I get what I expect of myself
as also
what not expected from others…

Be it nature,
be it a river, tree, or a plant,
be it a flower or a creature
they also send signals
expecting nothing in return,
but it’s expected of our sensors
to detect and respond…

–Kaushal Kishore


  1. Nature gives air, soil, water, trees, flower and expects nothing in return. That’s so true…. Wait, wait. It expects us to honor it and preserve it, but human beings haven’t been good at doing that.

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  2. What a magical piece, my dear KK!! I was hooked from the first line and captivated by your melodic flow throughout. I love how you intertwine nature and yourself as one, perfectly done! Another gem, my friend 🖤✨🤗

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    1. This comment of yours is special, Ace, and it will definitely have a special place in my heart. I deeply appreciate you and your loving and encouraging words 😊💖

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  3. I always think awe and wonder for the diverse beauty in Nature is a good thing to give back:) Total admiration for Creation and in your case total admiration for a soul…who would write such a poem! I loved it! ❣️🦋🌹

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    1. You brightened my day with your precious comment. I accept and cherish your admiration, Karima. So nice of you. Many many thanks 😊💐💖


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