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Like a Lotus let me bloom

Let me bloom like a fragrant lotus; From the pool of mud- -I've got my self, drowned in; Remorse ignites courage; For the long way ahead. And is there anyone to listen to me today? It's just only me, listening to my own self- lamenting under my own feet. I wanted to win ; I wanted to win everything; And looking back, there's absolutely nothing I've won; by defeating others ; by killing their their poor souls. I've got all the power, I wanted; And all the wealth, I wanted; But I own nothing today; Except more and more enemies. Therefore; Let me now; Transform my hatred to love, war to peace; Let me send the fragrance of love & peace across the- universe; Let me bloom like a Lotus from mud; Inspired by the character of King Asoka in India

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Date: 7/16/2022 9:37:00 PM
King Ashoka’s moment of realisation beautifully portrayed
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 7/17/2022 3:14:00 AM
Thank you so much for your generous comment. I was too late to submit this to your previous contest :), Ego shorn here now reborn.