Water Lily ..
look at you ..
regal upon placid surface.
Where did your beauty originate?
What spawned such perfection?
Is it true .. what I've heard?
Did your seed lie dormant
awaiting this short burst ..
this colorful blast bestowed upon viewers?
Did you dwell in freezing water ..
surrounded by darkness ..
deaf to all sound?
Were you angry?
Did you feel angst?
Was hopelessness your companion?
It seems a miracle ..
from putrid feces infested water
is borne such an undeniably perfect gift.
Up and out you've come ..
defying darkness .. ingesting filth ..
Your existence explains hope ..
defies negativity ..
Thank you, water lily ..
from your example
appears clarity of vision ..
I can now draw ..
draw from the deep well of experience ..
dine upon my own putrid feces infested water.
I will be nurtured by past
propelled by hope
sustained through patience
Knowing one day ..
like water lily ..
my flash of brilliance will emerge .. my gift ..
Mahalo et Merci, Readers, for sharing your gifts with the world