You are...

by Augustus Black   May 19, 2016


Fraudulent people are making
the earth a muddy domain.
But never forget that you are a lotus
in the sight of the almighty.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Hellon

    I know that the lotus flower has symbolic meanings in different religions but...I also know that it is basically a very fragile flower and I thing that is what you are portraying here? Big wigs making big money but...at the end of our life we are all lotuses...probably totally wrong in my theory but made me think...

    • 1 year ago

      by Augustus Black

      Hello Hellon,

      First of all thanks a lot for viewing my poem.

      Here is the explanation.

      Fraudulent people are making
      the earth a muddy domain.

      These two lines is explaining about our sinful or corrupted world. It's about those people who are not obeying the laws of God and living sans the fear of the God. They are doing sins like corruption, murders, theft, rape, adultery. etc. and that's why the world is becoming a muddy domain or sinful place.

      But never forget that you are a lotus
      in the sight of the almighty.

      Now here, these two lines is balancing the negative content of the previous two lines.

      First let me tell you natures of lotus.

      - The lotus flower is the foremost symbol of beauty.
      - The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty.

      So, I'm trying to explain the readers that they are living in place full of mud, but yet they are a beautiful lotus in the sight of the almighty. It means that god love those who are holy and just.

      Another explanation for inspiration for the readers that if the world is becoming muddy then you have your own ability to emerge out from the muddy water like a lotus as you have drowned all your sins down to become a holy person in the sight of the Lord.

      Hope this will help.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello Augustus.

    Very good and justifiably damning. Still, I hope I am a little more than a 'lotus' in the Almighty's eyes, lol.
    This almost reads like a senryu, especially with the impact of those last couple of lines.

    Great stuff,
    Ben

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    It might be short but it's packed with alot of emotion and truth. I often wonder what the world is becoming.

    Em

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello,

    Very true and inspiring. I like how the last line balances the negative content of the previous ones. Just like life really : our good hearts will fly when the time of judgment comes.

    Well done,

    Michael

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Just lovely! I really liked this a lot-