Deflecting Appreciation

Poetry, Writer life

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 thoughts on “Deflecting Appreciation

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

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

    1. 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. 🤪😬🙈🤗🤗😘😘😘😘

      1. 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💕

  2. 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! 🙂

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

  3. 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. 💚😁

    1. 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! 🤗🤗😘😘💕❣️💖❤️

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

  4. 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.

    1. 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! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💕💖❤️❣️❣️

  5. 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.

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

  6. 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! ❤🥰❣

    1. 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! 🤗🤗🥰🥰🥰🥰😘😘😘😘💕💖

  7. 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.

    1. 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! 🤗🤗😘😘💖💕

  8. 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.

    1. 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. 🙈🙈🙈❤️❤️❤️😘😘💖💕

    1. 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! ❤️❤️😘😘💕💖❣️

      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!🤣🤣

      2. 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… 😝😝😋😂😂😬🙈🙈🙈🙈

      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.

  9. 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!!!😊❤

    1. 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. ❤️

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  12. 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 ❤️🔥🤗🙏

  13. 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

    1. 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. 😝😝😝😂😂😂😂

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

      2. 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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