Rising from the Mud

Rising from the mud, frightened by the moon that shines behind the shadow trees. The leaves rustle in the wind, the cicadas and birds hum, tricking her mind with their songs.

The humidity in the air creates a slow motion dance of fog, circling the dark shapes on the ground. A chill, a shudder, and it’s over.

The sun hits her face, drying the mud. Slowly, she turns around, walks away, with a knowing that without the mud, a lotus would never rise.

©Alexis Rose, image source: Pixabay

Thank you for reading my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph



21 thoughts on “Rising from the Mud

  1. Opinionated Man April 28, 2017 / 3:58 am

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Some emotional visuals from Alexis!
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  2. Alexis Rose April 26, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Thank You! You know what? This was a 3 am compelled to write those words down on paper (well laptop) ❤️


  3. jacquelineobyikocha April 26, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    A beautiful story with great moral. Out of the bog and quagmire, beautiful things arise.

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  4. Alexis Rose April 24, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Thank You! You got it, my friend. 💕💕💕


  5. Nancy April 24, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Haunting. A song of pain and courage. Beautifully penned. I believe this lived inside of you. ❤ you, Alexis

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  6. TheOriginalPhoenix April 21, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    You’re welcome!

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  7. michnavs April 21, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    That is a gift. ..to bring life into out words…and you have that..

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  8. Alexis Rose April 21, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Thank You!! I love hearing that. I woke up with these images exploding out of me, Im glad I could translate from my mind into words.

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  9. michnavs April 21, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    this is very beautiful. ..and inspiring as well….the last stanza hits me big time. .

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  10. TheOriginalPhoenix April 21, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Ah this is beautiful 🙂

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  11. Soul Gifts April 21, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Yeah – often. But especially with the first post !

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  12. Alexis Rose April 21, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Yes! It does. This one just blurted out of my head this morning. Feels good to have a “like” on it. Do you ever have those times, when your finger shakes before you hit publish? This morning was one of those times. 😁

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