Aging, Analogy, Forever giving, Life of a social worker, Magpie Tales, Metaphorical, Old rusty pipe, Thankless job
She spent years spreading love
Like a flowing river
She was sincere as a dove
And a generous giver
She filled us up with life
Until our thirst was quenched
We sploshed without a strife
She watched us getting drenched
She asked nothing in return
But a little care
Cuz with cracks in her turn
There’d be no love to spare
Alas age is taking over
And showing on her wrists
But she will never cower
Inspite of those cysts
She may be a little rusty
But that’s only on the out
Her heart’ll never smell musty
She’ll hang on, without a doubt!
**Posted for Magpie Tales – Week 27, hosted by Willow Manor. Please do take time to read the creative works by the other contributors as well :)**
***Image courtesy – Willow Manor***
Kavita – you always have such a way with words.
This one was so thoughtful of the person who made sacrifices to make a difference
Love and hugs from the Moon
Aww… thank you so much for your kind words, Moonie… Love ya!!
The moment I saw that picture at Magpie, this is what came to my mind.. so I just had to write it that way… I’m so happy you liked the read…
Have a lovely week ahead, my sweet friend… (much love and loadsa hugs to you)
Beautiful take on the prompt Kavita.
Indeed age can never rust the enthusiasm or the spirit 😀 😀
Absolutely! Age can only create wrinkles (or so they say)… but it cannot interfere with enthusiasm!!
Thank you so much for your insights… and am very very happy that you liked the poem…
Have a fabulous week ahead, friend… 🙂
Cheers to you too!
Oh, a sweet and loving tribute to such an amazing woman!
Gee..thank you, Cindy… Whether it’s this rusty pipe, or a loving social worker, their jobs are so thankless… So I really felt like honoring them both in this poem… Am very glad you liked it… thanks again!
Happy Tuesday, my caring friend! 🙂 Take care…
🙂 great posting! awards for you at my blog kavita..
Glad you liked the read, Kris… 🙂
WOW!!! The awards are AWESOME!! Thank you so much, dear friend! You are too too kind!! And You Rock!!! TOTALLY! 🙂
Take care… and have a fantabulous week!!! (much love to you..)
Beautiful! We all admire the social workers, who put others before themselves, who really care for humanity, and try to make all the difference. Great tribute to them!
I love your choice of photo for this post, speaks a million words.
hehehe… Well, it worked the other way around, dp… the poem spurred from the picture… This was the picture prompt this week at Magpie Tales… my poem was a result of looking at this image 🙂 I wanted to honor both, that loving and caring social worker, and this rusty old pipe! Both have a thankless job.. but both just keep at it…with the same dedication…
But I am very happy you liked the poem… And thank for your kind and thoughtful words… it really means a lot to me!
Have a sunny and gorgeous week, girl… much love coming your way 🙂
Sounds like a very interesting concept, looking at a picture and thinking of a poem. I like your poem even more now, for finding such a correlation between the rusty pipe and social workers. 🙂 Great work!
It really is very interesting, DP.. try it sometime, when you find the time… you will find the link to Magpie Tales on my post…
Hmm.. now the correlation makes it more meaningful huh? Thanks, my dear.. your words mean the world to me! MWAH!
For all the reading/commenting/replying we do, I don’t even know you name 😦 If it’s okay with you, could I dare to ask you your name? BUT ONLY IF YOU WISH! 🙂 If you ain’t comfy putting it up here, you could just email me…
Hehe, I will try it sometime. 🙂
Sent you an email. 🙂
Checked it…thankooooo … and all points noted! 😉
Luv ya lady!!!
reminded me of Mother Teresa….
thanks for sharing this…. so pure, gentle, humane, inspiring, lovely, provoking…
Aww…that’s so kind of you, Anks… you are very sweet..
I am very happy you liked it… it was a humble tribute to all those that work for others’ welfare, with 100% dedication!!
Have a lovely week ahead, girl… much love for you… 🙂
…”She spent years spreading love
Like a flowing river
She was sincere as a dove
And a generous giver”…
Awww..thanks a ton!!! Am so happy to see that you enjoyed this piece…
Your visits and comments mean a lot!!
Take care, my friend… and have a great week ahead! 🙂
You have captured her in this to perfection….age is never the factor when you do it from the right place inside your soul…you have written a inspirational tribute to her that is so wonderful….and you have combined them (rusty or not) together and have given the rusty old pipe life!!! You amaze me Kavita….I have been talking to someone today about you………telling them about your talent and how you blow me away every single day!! I see big things in your future….I really do!!!! Lovies my girlfriend……sweetestttttttt dreams oxoxx ~ Your Ozzie firend xxxx
Age can never dilute enthusiasm… and like you said, if it’s from the soul, nothing else matters!
I am very glad you liked this, my sweetest friend!!! Thank you thank you thank youuuuu for all your kindness and for your ever fresh friendship! I treasure it!
My oh my.. big things in my future eh!??! Woohooo… Sounds very exciting!! 😀 And thank you for spreading a good word about my work… gee.. you are such a loving soul… I bow to you, girl!! I am actually hoping I meet you soon! 🙂 🙂
Now me off to bed (just as you have ordered me to ;-))
Oh…and Friendship awards for you… my pages AND LIFE would be incomplete without you, sweetheart.. LOVE YOU LOADS! mwah mwah mwah…and HUGE BEAR HUGS too!!! 🙂
A well written Magpie full of courage and strength ……….
Thank you so much for your kind words, Helen.. so glad you liked it…
Yes, the positivism seen in those social workers (and the pipe) is really quite inspiring!
Have a great week ahead! 🙂
you have me intrigued…was this social worker in your life…i ask becuase that is the world i work in…sounds like she was a good one…campassionate..caring….nicely played kavita…
Oh my dearest Brian.. this social worker was in my mind… After seeing and downloading the magpie prompt, when I was going to bed that night, this thought struck me! The pipe serves us just like a dedicated social worker does – wholeheartedly! And so I thought I should honor them both via this poem…
Just a small way though…
I am very happy to see that you liked this one, and could relate to it! I salute you for being caring enough to work in this kind of an environment…
You rock!!! Thanks for your insights, and your kind words… They mean a lot to me !!
Hope you have a GREAT week ahead!!! See you at One Shot Wednesday 🙂 (much love..)
Nice take on the prompt 🙂
Gee.. thanks BlueMist… glad you enjoyed the read!
Happy Wednesday! 🙂
Eric Alder said:
It’s nice to appreciate those little things that we so often tend to overlook.
Absolutely, Eric!! Everyone deserves some appreciation, especially the ones that serve us!
Thank you for your thoughtful comments… Glad you liked this piece..
Have a great week! 🙂
Tony Single said:
Everyone has already said what I wanted to say, so I’ll just let you know that I liked this. I liked it a lot. When you got life flowing through your veins like bubbling water, anything is possible, isn’t it! And perhaps not even a chore. 🙂
Aww … come on Tony… don’t be a baby 🙂 You always have something new to say to me!! And this time too!! 🙂
Thanks for showing appreciation, my dear dear friend… towards my work, and towards the pipe as well!! 🙂
Loved your “punful” comment!! 😀
Many hugs to you.. Happy Wednesday!! 🙂
a beautiful and passionate tale…
thanks for highlighting those who contribute regardless their ages….
For all that they do for us, this is a very tiny tribute, Jingle! But yes, a big thanks to all those that serve us in so many ways!
I am very happy you like this tale, Ji… thank for your thoughtfulness…
Have a lovely week! 😀
Kavita, I’m just curious, are you musical? This piece is so lyrical. It’s just begging for some music! Wonderful Magpie.
heheheh… I take that as a compliment, Willow…and a HUGE one at that!!! Thank you!!! 🙂 I just like the idea of rhymes in my poems… and most of poems end up full of rhymes… I just hope I haven’t botched them much 🙂
I am very happy to see that you enjoyed this piece… and once again, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! I really appreciate it!
Have a beautiful week ahead! 🙂 (much love to you)
very cool – a refreshingly different take on the Magpie prompt. Love it!
Woohooo!! Thank you for the kind comments!! I am so happy you enjoyed the read… the idea for it came to me in one of those moments before I could drift off to sleep! 🙂 I scribbled it down, and expanded on it the next morning! Thankfully, it turned out alright 🙂 Thanks again for your kindness! 🙂
Have a lovely week!
fabulous poem kavita. its so beautiful and deep. just loved the way you portrayed that special heart.
Oh yea, Tricha.. That special heart, be it of an old rusty pipe, or a caring social worker, serves us without asking for anything in return.. This was just a small way to honor that heart… I am very happy that you liked this one… and thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kind words…
Hope you have a fantastic week ahead! 🙂
Much love to you…
i have highest respect for all people, doing social work – not always an easy thing to do – and you captured this beautifully with your magpie Kavita!
It’s definitely not an easy thing to keep serving, and ask for nothing in return! I salute to all such great persons too!!
Thanks for your compassionate words, Claudia…it’s very kind of you… I am very pleased that you liked this poem..
Have a beautiful week ahead! (much love :))
Mama Zen said:
What a creative take on the theme!
Gee…thanks a ton, Kelli!!! I am very happy you enjoyed the read…
Take care, and have a lovely week!! 🙂
a lovely and loving tribute– you rock, my friend. & thanks for the awards you sent 🙂
Awww… thank you so much for the kind words of appreciation, my friend… I am glad you liked this poem..
It was just a humble way to honor social workers (and this rusty pipe) for the work they do for us…
Ohh..and as for the awards, you totally deserve it Marilynn! I adore your work! And I really appreciate your love for art… I share that love with you..
Take care, and have a fantastic week ahead! 🙂
Just awarded you
Wooohoo!! Thank you so much!!!! I really appreciate your kind gesture…
Have a fabulous week ahead! 🙂 (much love to you.. )
Very interesting combination of photo and poem subject.
Many social workers burn out long before rust has a chance to set in.
Well, the credit for the photo goes to Willow Manor, from Magpie Tales…
The poem came to my mind based on the photograph.. it made me think of the pipe as that giving soul (just like a social worker)..
As for the burnout, it doesn’t surprise me really… considering how thankless their jobs are! I wish we were a little more appreciative of their amazing work…
Anyway, I am happy you liked this take on the picture prompt.. and thanks for your insightful comments..they are mush appreciated!
Have a great week ahead!
Beautiful poem! Being a social worker is a challenging profession. You have really done a great job with imagery to show the relentless work so many people put into this profession
The work they do is really remarkable! And the least we can do is appreciate it! This was my small way of showing some appreciation…
And it’s all thanks to the amazing picture prompt! It really put the image of a social worker into my head…
I am very happy you liked the read, Mark… and thanks for your kind and compassionate words… They mean a lot to me!
Take care, and have a great week ahead, my friend… 🙂
What a beautiful poem about a beautifully caring person, I love it. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
Ohhh.. thanks you Marilyn, for your lovely and kind words for my work… this was just a humble tribute to all those people that serve others, and ask for nothing in return.. they rock!!!!
I am very happy you liked the poem…
Btw, visiting and commenting on your blog was entirely my pleasure, dear friend 🙂
Take care, and have a lovely week ahead! (much love..)
Lawrence C said:
Thank you Kavs. I do administrative work for social service agencies, and care work is certainly a vocation, a calling – which I have to admit I do not hear myself, and am sometimes in awe of the real social workers.
Really Lawrence, their work is just plain awe-inspiring! Relentlessly, they work, expecting nothing in return… I am sure even your working with them deserves the same respect, L…
I am happy you could relate to this one, and thanks for your insights and kind words… they are most appreciated!
Hope you are having better days recuperating now… Have a great week ahead, my friend! 🙂
She sounds like a sprite sweet spirit, just like you, Kavita! I loved this double-meaning poem! You are so good! Thank you sooooooomuch for the Frienship award….I am truly honored and humbled. I have posted it with your name ( and also Fiveloaf’s, as I was also given it by him.) Wow! That is so nice! Thank you, again! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Heartspell
Awww…. thank you for your kind words, HeartSpell… I wish I were half as compassionate as this dedicated social worker… I look up to her (and htis rusty old pipe too!) 🙂 They work tirelessly for us… don’t they?
Oh.. and you liked the awards? Yaaaaayyyy… thanks for accpeting them, H…. you are one of the best friends I’ve made in this blogging world, and I really admire your work! It’s a pleasure and honor to have you around…thanks for being there…
Much love to you… and MANY HUGS TOO!! 😀 🙂
Oh, that is really so beautiful. I wish I could write poetry like you do. It’s a special gift. Thanks for sharing it with us here.
Good God, Lisa… I am REALLY flattered! Thank you so much for your lovely words for me… you really are too kind to me! I am very happy that you liked this poem here… and yes, I will try to write for as long as I can 🙂 With all your love and encouragement, I am sure I can! Thank you once again…
I totally adore your writings.. they speak to me, cuz I honestly believe that you are a free thinker, and that whatever you write is straight from your mind/heart! For that, I love it!!!! Keep writing, my friend…
And have a BEAUTIFUL week ahead!! 😀 (much love coming your way..)
Love how you took inspiration from a small thing like a rusty pipe to create such a beautiful piece of poetry. I agree with Anky….the title and the first verse brought Mother Teresa’s picture in my mind.
This also reminded me of my mother who has always been giving without asking anything in return.
This was a beautiful tribute to all those people who work selflessly for others 🙂
Aww… it’s so sweet of you, Asmita… Thinking of mom was the loveliest thing ever!! Yes, they are so caring and giving, asking for nothing in return! Yes, this little piece is my way of saying thanks to all those that work selflessly for others… I am very happy you liked it, friend… and thank you for your kind and compassionate words…
Have a gorgeous week ahead, girly!! 🙂 (many many hugs to you… )
Great take on this prompt! The story of the social worker makes me think of Emily Dickinson’s poem “[If I can stop one hear from breaking]”.
Aahh… now that’s a compliment there!! Thanks a ton, Elizabeth… you are too kind…
I am very happy you liked this poem.. it was a small tribute to all those that work selflessly for us… (including the rusty old pipe)
Once again, thank you for your appreciation towards my work…
Have a great week! 🙂
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What a loving poem of tribute, to recognize one part of a system with such warm glance.
Aww… Considering what these amazing people do for us, this is a very small gesture on my part, my friend…
But I am very glad you liked it… and thank you so much for your kind and compassionate words…
Have a lovely week ahead!! (much love to you.. :))
You are tooooo cool 8) 😎
hehehe…yaaaayyyy!! Thanks Doraz…you rock!!!
Desert Rose said:
i know the feelin kavita! insomnia and i are close friends,and i hate clicking time..but i loved your poem very much..:))
Absolutely, Desert Rose!!! Luckily for me, it’s not really insomnia..it’s just a horrible habit of sleeping late and getting up late! 🙂
I hope insomnia isn’t bothering you much these days… and if it does, take to writing, till your eyes start getting droopy.. it’s better than just lying around and TRYING to sleep, and wasting all that precious time! 🙂
Glad you liked this poem, my dear friend.. and thank you for your kind words…
Take care, and have restful week ahead! (much love)
An interesting take on the prompt! Awesome post!
Thanks a bunch, Weasel… This was just my way of saying thanks to all those caring selfless souls (including this rusty old pipe)…
Glad you enjoyed the poem…
Happy Thursday/Friday (as the case may be)!!! 🙂
You see…your mind works a lot differently than mine…you are SOoooo good!!! 😀 😀 How do you connect a rusty pipe with a social worker in your mind Kavita? I wish I could draw such inspiration from the world around me! And yet it works SOoooo well…and the image fits perfectly with this poem.
Great stuff 😀
This is actually a picture prompt thingie, called Magpie Tales, hosted by Willow Manor… it’s quite fun.. try it sometime, if you feel like.. 🙂
I saw the image, and just before I went to bed that night, suddenly an image of a social worker just flashed into my head… and then I thought how selflessly they work.. and so does this pipe.. So there! This poem was born.. hehehe..
Am veeeeeery happy you liked it… thankoo thankoo thankoo 😀
And as for the working of your mind…pheeewww… it really works like a MILL!!!! Now who would ever think of personifying a bank balance, I wonder! 😉 You are just AWESOME! (and I am not just saying it for the sake of saying)… Which is why I nominated you for next week’s Thursday Poets Rally! You are too good!!!
mwaahhhs and hugs!
Thought I would surprise you – ta da!!! A reply within less than three weeks! ha ha 😉 Now, are you shocked??!!!!
The Magpie Tales thingie sounds great – especially if it can help prompt such a great poem. I think I will start getting more involved with such things in blogland…I’ll be honest though…I’m not sure what the Thursday’s Poets Rally is…and I ain’t overly sure about all of the awards floating about! Give me time and I will be more on the ball…or maybe not 😀 😀
Hugs right back atcha! xx
oh yea… I am surprised alright!!! hehehe
But really.. you should try Magpie sometime.. there are many memes in blogosphere.. I could pass you some links.. and then you can decide which one(s) you wanna try (if any)..
As for Thursday Poets Rally, Jingle hosts it… It’s a HUUUUGE community, and still growing!!! The poem you submit for a particular week’s rally is entirely yours – from idea to execution – no prompts et al..
And awards – ohh.. I totally get it.. Take your time, girl… accept them (or not) as per your convenience 🙂 I just wanted to pass it to you cuz I felt like it… hehehe
Hugs hugs and more hugs to youuuu… don’t get swamped now ;)!
Btw, don’t you wanna sleep AT ALL!??!! It’s almost 5AM there…isn’t it?!??! Geee… are we sisters or something?! hehehe
Ilakya Spandhanaa said:
I admire who you can write about literally “EVERYTHING”.. you are definitely amazing, and sure have a way with words! And yeah thanks so much for supporting me, even when I can’t return the favor like before..! Thats such a kind gesture Kavita, seeing ur comments make my day!!!!! 🙂 Love you sooooooooooooooooo much for that..!!
phhheeww.. okay Ilakya.. I am grinning and gloating!!! And I almost got CRUSHED by all that love you just sent.. heheheh… SOOO sweet of you, girlie..
Thank you a zillion times over… am very very happy you like what I write, and it’s my pleasure to write all of that, and to entertain you with my ramblings and words..
MY BEST WISHES are with you for all your exams/projects/each of your endeavors… Mwwwaaahhh
Be back sooooooooooon after all of these, with your amazing Tankas, Cinquains, Haiku, Acrostics.. and all the lovely poetry forms!
Am already looking forward to read all that and more 🙂
Take care love… (TONS of hugs and love to you.. :D)