The Lotus - A Poem

Updated on June 18, 2018
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

The Lotus
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The Poem

Secluded and fearful, I waited

With bated breath until one day

I bloomed with eternal joy

With a pinkish hue lightening my way

I looked around, and looked ahead

Serene ripples, shimmering waves

The sun shone beautifully at each drop

Jewel-like beauty, of which he raves

I glided along, each petal smiling

Timid and fresh, bound in self care

Surrounded by you, and your pearl drops

Charisma blossomed with a sensual bare

It was love, that’s all I knew

You kept me alive, kept me strong

I never knew the world without you

A single lotus away from the throng

Until I banked on a shallow shore

Weary and drooping I reached for you

You seemed to move away from me

To sustain the ones that freshly grew

I knew then my love was forsaken

You looked away when I most needed

With each falling petal I bade adieu

To your womb, I benignly seeded


This poem is about the purity of love that is unaware of the harshness of the world. A lotus that swims away with the flow of the water on which it breathes, feels that the water is everything for it, and it comes to love the water with every move. It moves along with the tide merrily all consumed in its love for the water, until the day comes when it is time for the lotus to say goodbye to the world. The lotus dies, realizing that it made no difference to the water, but determined to leave the mark of its love, it ensures its seeds are dropped into the water that may help a new lotus bloom.

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    © 2011 Rinita Sen


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      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        21 months ago

        Shaloo, I really appreciate your visit. Happy you could enjoy the poem, and the soul behind it. Thank you so much!

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        Shaloo Walia 

        21 months ago from India

        Purity of love so beautifully explained. Loved the way you have explained the idea behind the poem.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thanks a lot ziyena.

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        6 years ago from Somewhere in Time ...

        Lovely poem ...


      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        I am honored by your comment penny. To touch souls with words is the dream of every poet. Have a blessed day.

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        7 years ago from New Zealand

        I sooo love your poetic voice. It speaks to the deeper part of my essence. Beautiful!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thank you so much Sueswan for your visit and your comment.

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        8 years ago

        "It was love, that’s all I knew

        You kept me alive, kept me strong

        I never knew the world without you

        A single lotus away from the throng"

        Lovely work Senoritaa.

        Voted up and away!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thank you Quill for that heartfelt comment. I so agree. Words can speak volumes, even shorter poems such as Haikus and Senryus can express a moment so vividly that there remains no need of a picture.

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        Last Scribe 

        8 years ago

        I love your style! There's something about poetry that makes it able to be so much more sensual than pictures. As a writer, I always hear people say, "a picture's worth a thousand words." If they could feel everything you put into this one piece, it'd make them question if they truly knew the extent to which words can be used. This was an amazing poem, thank you!


      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thank you Sunnie. Sincerely appreciate your comment.

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        Sunnie Day 

        8 years ago

        This is so very beautiful. You are truly a gifted poet..Thank you so much for sharing.

        Much love,


      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thank you Audrey. Appreciate your visit and your heartwarming comment.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        8 years ago from California

        This is the first of your pieces that I have read--very well done! I look forward to reading more--you have a natural flow to your writing--very nicely done!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thank you Eddy. Your visit is much appreciated.

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        8 years ago from Wales

        Beautiful senoritaa, I loved this one and look forward to reading very many more by you.

        Take care,


      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thanks for "lovely" comment and vote V. :D

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        V Qisya 

        8 years ago

        Wow! I'm in love w/ your poem, Senoritaa.

        So beautifully rhymed. I loved it! Voted up :D

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thanks Caroline. Appreciate you giving it a read.

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        Caroline Marie 

        8 years ago

        Great hub! I love it. :)

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thanks Nikkij. Appreciate you stopping by and leaving your precious comment.

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        Nikki Wicked 

        8 years ago from Louisiana

        wow. this was amazing. Poetry from the view of a single lotus. Very Beautiful! I am a follower for sure!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        rjsadowski: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it.

        raciniwa: What an excellent interpretation! Thanks.

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        8 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

        what a beautiful poem, it has life, emanating from the murky water, emerging clean, unblemished...

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        8 years ago

        A beautiful poem and an interesting perspsctive.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        8 years ago

        Thanks Frank :)

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        Frank Atanacio 

        8 years ago from Shelton

        wow, you are a poet enough said :) Frank


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