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The Desert Flower: Will to survive

Hot sun up- beams over; Parched earth cries- forever for water; Wind carries dust- miles after, And on a thorny cactus- blooms a flower. White soft petals- glistening bright, Waiting to look afresh- under moonlight; Roaming bats - come searching you at night, And fight for life- is never so light. Desert, you bloom in- is a Garden of Eden; Smile, you at sunlight- yet, forever got beaten; Peep to your heart, to feel-if the courage does deepen, Or is it the fear of dying - drives you against Demon? Won 3rd place at the Will to survive poetry contest Sponsored by Silent one.

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Date: 10/17/2020 11:54:00 AM
- Survival can be a struggle ... but often it's not about surviving ... it's about living ... - A great winning poem, congratulations Rasitha :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 10/18/2020 8:24:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine Smile. Appreciate your great insight on the poem :)
Date: 10/16/2020 10:14:00 AM
Your lush and meaningful imagery captured my imagination and my senses, Rasitha. Deep and beautiful poetry. Congratulations for your wonderful win.. ~Susan
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 10/16/2020 6:59:00 PM
Happy to have offered you such an enjoyment Susan. Thank you for commenting and appreciating.
Date: 10/16/2020 12:08:00 AM
Rasitha Ranasinghe, I like this poem.Congratulation on your placement
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 10/16/2020 6:56:00 PM
Thank you Loving Kindness. Much appreciated
Date: 10/15/2020 6:14:00 PM
I so do love this Rasitha. The desert flowers are so beautiful, so full of life, and definitely with the will to live. Congratulations on the win! Linda
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 10/15/2020 7:08:00 PM
Thank you, for your generous comment Linda. Appreciate it.
Date: 10/15/2020 12:45:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest...
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 10/15/2020 7:09:00 PM
Thank you Silent One. It's really encouraging.
Date: 10/15/2020 12:31:00 PM
Congratulations, Rasitha, on your great placement in Silent One's contest. Yours is an excellent write!!
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 10/15/2020 7:10:00 PM
Thank you, Newton Arach, for your generous comment and encouragement.