My feet stood firm,
On the steady ground.
Wish the earth could crumble,
And swallow me around.
I hadn't done anything bad,
Hadn't indulged in something crazy.
A compliment was making me feel glad,
Coloring my mind, making me hazy.
What is it about the appreciation,
My simple mind, it does strengthen.
Unnecessary comparisons it evokes,
Needless fires it sometimes stokes.
Not wanting to be valued,
Can a coffee do without being brewed?
Such things are a part of life,
It shouldn't result in mental strife.
A pat on the back,
Can get a life back on track.
A few words of motivation,
Can bury many a demon.
Receiving admiration is not a crime,
Creating moments, standing the test of time.
I learn to gracefully acknowledge the laurel,
All I can be is thankful and humble.
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