The Pink Lotus


The Pink Lotus


The pink petals smile to the morning light
Scatter in the muddy pond as the birth site
Large slim leaves cover the stinky surface
Where pink flowers transcend to free space 

What a wonderful life of the pink flowers
The roots and bulbs nourished by dirty water    
The flowers whirl up and expose to the wind
Then turn to a dozen tasty soft nuts therein

Man's birthplace does not define the destiny
The muddy stinky pond is the original family
While the pink lotus gives beauty and perfume  
Rise to one’s feet to change the old costume!

Salt Lake City, 21 Jun 2010
Published in "Sunflowers and Seashells"