Not Ashamed


Water lilies in white, pink and blue

with hearts of green and orange hues

raise their heads above shallow waters

and float  freely in fanciful colors.

With open arms gracefully

they embrace my eyes and my mind

those lilies that grow so purely

from the depth of mud,

carrying birth and beauty

inside their  large leaves

to offer life with an innocent passion.

Painting: Not Ashamed

by Monique Kendikian Sarkessian 

Copyright © Fereshteh Sholevar 2014