Deflecting Appreciation

I told her she’s amazing,
She told me she’s not,
I told it to her again,
“Not as amazing as you,” she replied.

 
And I wondered,
Why does she not
Accept she truly really is
Such an amazing person?

 
“When it comes to writing about love,
You’re the king,”
That’s what I told him.
“You’re way better,” he replied.

 
And I wondered,
Why does he not
Accept the title
He truly deserves?

 
But then I realized,
Many a times, I do the same.
Deflecting appreciation,
Shying away from praise.

 
You see, we grew up that way.
Where calling ourselves amazing,
Is seen as being too proud,
And deflecting it, is the norm.

 
And many of us, along the way,
Deflecting all the appreciation,
We’ve truly forgotten,
How amazing we really are.
 

So, please, do yourself a favor,
Embrace all the appreciations,
With head held high and bright smile.
Cause dear, you truly deserve them.

Inspired by: Anushka, Srijan and Bharath

Featured image by: Pragyan Bezbaruah from Pexels

110 Comments Add yours

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Haroon! 🤗🤗💕💖

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      1. Haroon Mirza says:

        You’re welcome

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  1. This always happens in everybodies life. They never ever accept their own talents. The way you said it is beautiful.😍💞👍

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Tushara! 🙈🙈🤗🤗💕💖💖 Sending you loads and loads of love! ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. My pleasure dear 😊❤️

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗💕💖

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  2. Oye! Why am I even on this list?? 😂😂

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    1. WildHeart says:

      I’ll screenshot our conversation which made me want to write this and send it. Wait. 😬

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      1. Oh please!!🤣🤣

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤪🤪🤪

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  3. KK says:

    Beautiful lines👌👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Kaushal! 🤗💕

      Like

  4. Anushk@ says:

    Oh my God.. Shreya 🙈🤩
    So this was a your surprise…
    I am flattered 😁🤞
    And that amazing thing…girl..u are amazing..trust me on that.. please 🤗
    You are love❤️
    Thank you so much ❤️

    Well…I have nominated u for an award..do check it out ❤️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Anushka. I hope you always remember how amazing you are. I’ll definitely do the award. However, I may take some time. I still have a few pending awards. 🤪😬🙈🤗🤗😘😘😘😘

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      1. Anushk@ says:

        I will…and I am gonna save this post of yours…so that I can cherish this forever…💙
        And do take your time…
        Much love to you💕

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🙈🙈🙈Your comment makes me jump with joy! 💖💖🤪🤪😘😘😘💕❤️❣️

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      3. Anushk@ says:

        Then jump😜
        I’ll love to see u smiling 💕🤗

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      4. WildHeart says:

        Technically you can’t see me smile! 🤪😂😂😂

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Anushk@ says:

        But, I can feel though😉
        By your emojis🤗

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      6. WildHeart says:

        Haha… 🤪🤪😂😂😬😬🤭

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  5. shadawss shadawss says:

    You are proving your talents

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear 💗

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      1. shadawss shadawss says:

        God bless

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  6. Kamya Seervi says:

    Well, you deserve some appreciation for your work. This poem was thought provoking and it made me realise that sometimes I can leave my modesty aside and accept the fact that I’m good at something. Keep writing and inspiring! 🙂

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Kamya! Cheers to being our own unapologetically awesome selves. 🤗🤗😘😘❣️❣️❤️❤️💕💕💖💖😘😘😘

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  7. Harsh says:

    That’s very true!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Indeed! So let’s be our unapologetically awesome selves and accept all the appreciation! 😬🤗🤗💕❤️❣️😘😘

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  8. Era Singh says:

    Totally loved this poem 😊😊

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a lot Era. So glad you loved it. 🤗🤗😘😘💕💖❤️❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Nima Mohan says:

    I loved this one Shreya !! And you have got an amazing talent !!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Nima. Your sweet comment means a lot to me. Have a beautiful day and keep reading! ❣️💕🤗😘😘

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Christina says:

    Thank you so much for this. It is something I struggle with for sure. I re-posted to my page. I hope you don’t mind. I really think a lot of people will benefit from your observation. Have a beautiful day. 💚😁

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Christina. It means a lot to me that you thought this poem worthy of being reblogged. Sending you lots of love. Have a beautiful day and stay safe! 🤗🤗😘😘💕❣️💖❤️

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  11. Your poems are just what I need to start off my day happily
    Because they are so beautiful and passionate and inspiring
    ❤️🌹🌹

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    1. WildHeart says:

      🙈🙈🙈🥰🥰🥰🥰 Thank you so much dear. Your sweet comments never fail to light up my day. 🤗🤗😘😘💕💖❣️❤️

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      1. Thank you very much dear
        I’m just saying what is in my heart
        🥰

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I know dear. The fact you say it from your heart makes my day even more beautiful! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💖

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      3. Always a pleasure dear
        Hope you have a great and blessed day my friend

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      4. WildHeart says:

        You too! 🤗🤗💕💖😘

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  12. This is true indeed. We do feel keeping away from praise shows us to be grounded so we do not accept it in first place. But it’s true Shreya, you know it you deserve all love and appreciation and you are doing great. This poem is a live example of same. I love and adore your work as well like many other do.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Your comment is making my heart flutter, as if they have grown a pair of wings. I just feel so adored, so special… Thank you so much. You’re such an important person to me in my blogging journey. Love you so so much! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💕💖❤️❣️❣️

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      1. Love to too Shreya ♥️♥️

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗😘❤️

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Tanya Sheik says:

    You are truly amazing!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      So are you Tanya! Thank you so much! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💕💖

      Like

  14. srijan says:

    i’m personally not really good w compliments. that’s just how i’ve always been 🙂
    a rather cute poem. and you’re the sweetest, really.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Srijan! I truly appreciate all your works. You bring emotions to like and make eternal love seem real. 🙈🤗🤗😘😘💕💕💖💖❣️❤️

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  15. Brad Osborne says:

    Shreya, I have read and commented on many of your poems. I am always amazed at the beautiful art you create with your words. And I have watched that grow and blossom along the way. But this…this is a masterful composition! I felt like it spoke directly to me, and it would appear, from the comments you have received already, that many of your readers feel that too. What more could a poet ever ask for? So proud of you! Much love! ❤🥰❣

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a million Brad. It means so much to me that you could directly relate to this one. I’m so so so happy. 🙈🙈🙈 Sending much love back to you! 🤗🤗🥰🥰🥰🥰😘😘😘😘💕💖

      Liked by 1 person

  16. tanaka_tkzy says:

    Ncaaawww! Dope stuff.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks man! This means a lot to me. 🙈🙈🤗🤗😘😘😘💕💖

      Like

  17. Very true to life. It is our training to shun appreciation and it is a good thing also. However, we overdo it and actually underestimate ourselves. Problem is it may lead to loss of some valuable opportunities, professional, personal, and emotional. Nicely said.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Asar. Your kind words has made me so much very happy. Your appreciation means a lot to me. Have a beautiful day and stay safe! 🤗🤗😘😘💖💕

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  18. Kaylen says:

    This poem ‘s fire🔥… I loved it so so much ….do you mind if I share it in Google classroom with my creative writing club? All credit will be given of course.

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    1. Wowwwww!!!!😍😍😍

      Liked by 2 people

      1. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much! 💕💕💕

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Your emojis!😃

        Liked by 1 person

      3. WildHeart says:

        I know they are awesome! 🤪🤪🤪

        Liked by 1 person

    2. WildHeart says:

      It would be an honor Kaylen. There’s no way I’d mind something like that. Thank you so much! 🤗🤗😘😘💖💖💕💕❤️❣️❣️ I’m so so so happy you liked it. 🙈🙈🙈❤️❤️❤️😘😘💖💕

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      1. Kaylen says:

        Thank you…they will love this poem so much💗💗💗💗

        Liked by 2 people

      2. WildHeart says:

        I hope they do. 🙈🙈🤗🤗💖💖💕💕❤️

        Like

  19. Wow! That’s such a lovely message that you conveyed!❤️

    I belong to the same set of people too.😞

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    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m the same too Hollie! But we can put in a little effort towards accepting appreciation and loving ourselves a little more. Sending you loads of love! Stay safe and take care! ❤️❤️😘😘💕💖❣️

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      1. The best people always have a tough time in accepting their capabilities. Morons are always confident and sometimes overconfident. I have observed this. You too take care!🤗🤗

        Hope you ain’t jumping anymore!🤣🤣

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I don’t think so… Just because someone is overconfident doesn’t classify them as morons… And this is me defending myself cause I’m overconfident about so many things. Like when I filled out a form for licence and failed the test and lot more… 😝😝😋😂😂😬🙈🙈🙈🙈

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      3. Hahahaha… That’s not called over-confidence. You’d definitely meet people or must have met probably if you’re a working individual where there would be someone who’s way to over-confident than someone who’s really wise and holds a lot of knowledge. The wise usually remains silent.

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  20. Aditi Lahane says:

    Wow! This is an amazing piece! As are all of your other poems…they have that poignant essence that never fail to touch our hearts.
    Big fan of yours!!!😊❤

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Aditi!! This means of lot to me. Your words has got my flying on cloud nine. 🤪🤪🙈🙈🤗🤗😘😘😘😘❤️💖💕 Sending you loads of love. ❤️

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  21. Anisha says:

    That’s a much needed message, Shreya.
    Beautiful work as usual!

    I asked my friend to accept any appreciation, just yesterday. Whenever I compliment someone, “Don’t joke” has become the most common response. I wish people change for the good, regarding this.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. I feel the same too. 🙈😬❤️💕❣️💖

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  22. Very beautiful and encouraging

    So, please, do yourself a favor,
    Embrace all the appreciations,
    With head held high and bright smile.
    Cause dear, you truly deserve them.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear. This means a lot to me. 🙈🙈🤗🤗😘😘❣️❣️❤️❤️💖💖💕💕🥰🥰🥰🥰

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      1. My pleasure sweetheart 🤗❤️🌺❤️🌺❤️

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗🥰😘😘💕💕

        Liked by 1 person

  23. Navin says:

    You are truly an amazing writer….being….you must know….this is a great reminder….a great way of telling….this forgetting tale….to feel appreciated….without deflecting ❤️🔥🤗🙏

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Navin! 😍🥰🥰🥰… Cheers to not deflecting appreciation. ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Navin says:

        ❤️🤗

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  24. These words are so soothing that I can’t leave this place with a warm heart❤

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear. Cheers to embracing appreciation!! Much love. ❤️❤️❤️

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  25. komal Ater says:

    Very true…. Appreciation is the thing that keeps us going ….. But if someone accepts appreciation he/she is taken as proudy… Which is not the case at all

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Yep! So I hope you accept the appreciation you deserve. 🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❣️❣️💞❣️😘😘😘

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      1. komal Ater says:

        Yes my dear 💕 freind

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗💞❣️❤️

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  26. Shreya says:

    This is wonderfully penned ! ❤

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you, Shreya! 😬😬😬 I really feel nice writing your name cause it’s my name too… Idk why, but I really like the people I share my name with. 😝😝😝😂😂😂😂

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      1. Shreya says:

        Awww 😂 It’s the same here. Quite a weird feeling to call someone else using my own name, as well.
        You’re welcome, Shreya! 😂😂

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      2. WildHeart says:

        True! But two of my closest friends are Shreya. We call ourselves the Shreya Squad. 😂😂😂😂

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      3. Shreya says:

        Whaaaaaaa that’s so cool !!😂😂😂

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      4. WildHeart says:

        Yeahhh, I’m Shreya Joshi. They are Shreya Silwal and Shreya Shrestha… We are so lucky to have different surnames… 😂😂😂😂 Else it’d be a chaos! 😂😂😂

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      5. Shreya says:

        Dayum. You guys must have been born to be friends. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      6. WildHeart says:

        Haha… All Shreyas are 😍😍😍

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      7. Shreya says:

        Cheers to our new friendship ! ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      8. WildHeart says:

        Virtual hug! 😍😍🤗🤗🤗🤗

        Liked by 1 person

      9. Shreya says:

        Virtual hug 😀 ❤

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  27. Nicely written. I do come across such friends who don’t seem to appreciate themselves.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Shubhi. So glad you liked it. ♥️♥️♥️🤗🤗🤗

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