a poem by Vanita N Thakkar

In the garden of Life
The plant of success flourishes,
Bearing flowers of contentment
And fruits of happiness
Only when the water of hope
Is there to nurture it,
Safeguarding it against
The heat of defeat
And self-confidence is there
At its side to care
And protect it against
The devastating winds of despair.
Sow seeds of your dreams
In the soil of sincere efforts,
Sprinkle faith and forgiveness to destroy
The doubts, the ifs-and-buts;
With a prayer in your heart
Nurture your plant of success,
You have with you
My prayers and best wishes.