She Becomes A Lotus

Rising from the mud
Shaken by the moon that shines behind the shadow trees
She tenses and listens.

Hearing the leaves rustle in the wind
the cicadas hum, and the birds
flapping their goodnight wings
her mind feels tricked by the sounds of the night.

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 night is over.

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

©Alexis Rose, Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: She Becomes A Lotus — Untangled – WARRIORS OF THE HEART
  2. Alexis Rose
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 11:46:06

    Thank you, Brigid. Yes! Thank goodness for the mud 💐

    Liked by 1 person

  3. watchingthedaisies
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 06:58:58

    Thank goodness for the mud Alexis! Beautifully written.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Alexis Rose
    Mar 12, 2019 @ 15:17:46

    We can a lotus together!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wendy
    Mar 12, 2019 @ 15:02:20

    a beautiful analogy of life.
    I too want to be a lotus.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Alexis Rose
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 17:11:43

    Thank you, Michele 😊

    Like

  7. rabbitpatchdiary.com
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 15:02:10

    so peaceful and beautiful

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Alexis Rose
    Mar 18, 2018 @ 17:20:55

    Thank You!! 😊

    Like

  9. pascaleshealingjourney
    Mar 18, 2018 @ 15:04:51

    Beautifully evocative.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Alexis Rose
    Mar 17, 2018 @ 12:08:31

    Thank you, Kerri 😊

    Like

  11. Kerri Elizabeth
    Mar 17, 2018 @ 03:23:51

    Beautifully expressed!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Sunaina
    Mar 16, 2018 @ 04:03:13

    You are welcome Alexis rose !! 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. motherofangels3
    Mar 16, 2018 @ 02:48:08

    🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. New World Ascending
    Mar 16, 2018 @ 00:25:55

    My pleasure!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 21:52:08

    I always love how eloquent your comments are. They are thought provoking and feel good. Thank you! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  16. New World Ascending
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 18:31:58

    Moving up through the layers, in the dark, only to burst forth in the sunshine. A personification of life, for those who have learned how to truly live it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:39:47

    Thank You, Tamara 🌸

    Like

  18. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:39:28

    ❤️😊🌸

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:39:11

    Thank you, Nicole ❤️

    Like

  20. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:38:54

    Thank you 🙏🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:38:39

    Thank you my friend 💕💕

    Like

  22. Alexis Rose
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:38:14

    Yay! We can hang out being lotuses together 🌸 🌸

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Tamara Kulish
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 16:22:42

    Beautiful poem! Love it!

    Tamara

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Ashley
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 14:57:47

    😍💖👏

    Liked by 2 people

  25. nicolecorradoart
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 14:45:14

    Reblogged this on Art by Nicole Corrado.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Sunaina
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 14:35:57

    Too good! Lived it! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  27. manyofus1980
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 14:28:47

    thats beautiful alexis ❤ very well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. motherofangels3
    Mar 15, 2018 @ 14:06:02

    Now I want to be a Lotus! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: