Lotus - a Haiku

The prompt for Carpe Diem #789 is Lotus Flowers.
In the words of the host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai - "...Lotuses start deep down the water in the mud and they finally grow to the light and expose their beauty. Spiritually seen this is where Lotuses stand for... Inner Growth and becoming wise."

And here's my take on the prompt inspired by these words -

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Lotus blooms
very first glimpse
-long struggle

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Carpe Diem #789 Lotus Flowers