little lotus

in response to prompt here: readwritepoem

I chose to be your mother
When I was sinking in the dark sea of chaos.
Almost drowning in sickly salt waves infested with hungry teeth.
I almost threw in the bloody flag of defeat.
It would have been my bones and your bones crushed together
On the battlefield of regret.
But you were that yellow lotus
Sprouting from obscure mud
Of despair, anxiety, pain.
Little lotus of joy and hope;
In my womb reached my heart.
Then you were born.
Showed me how to blossom strong
Like a tough dandelion mom.
But I think you actually chose me
And I am thankful.

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  1. Rob

     /  April 14, 2010

    Lotus and dandelion…so fortunate…this one touches me deep…thank you…

  2. I’m glad that you found something in it 🙂


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