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Awakening from a Zen Nightmare

Posted to Action Poetry




I awoke with the words pounding
a crescendo in my tired brain
"stay positive in the midst of disaster"
and wondering, "how is that done?"
for the mind confuses, the critic arises
the master plan, the path you take
a rock strewn road with gaps and holes

now is forever and yet the future looms
a dragon flamed fortune, the truth be told
how to stay positive in the wake of misfortune
how to keep ones hand from trembling
and keep the mind from imagining a tumble
so grace is illusive, trials never ending
the mountain is still there
before and after...enlightenment

Buddha said, "you are what you think"
so that is something to think about...