“SURRENDER!” a poem Friday: Sept. 21, 2018
What if we TREAT THE OTHER as “God” and see what transpires?
Expect ABUSE? – Loving Kindness? and-maybe-some-vampires,
Those fanged folks who will notice your extreme devotion,
And urge you to STRAY – and cause a commotion!
AND! Assume that Your Master – knows all this;
Pray tell: Whose arse – will you kiss!?
IF you serve two masters – and they conflict,
Which p – – -y (pause) will you choose to lick?
IT’S QUITE A CHORE – Your Strategy –
To surrender and serve, like THE GIVING TREE!*
Who always gave – and often hurt,
But! In-the-end, still (was) rooted-to-DIRT!**
[“She”* was finally able – to be what SHE longed for:
SUPPORT for Her boy – and a little bit more!!]
IF you’re a tree and you give up your fruit,
The fruit will grow back, so that’s not much hurt;
If-you-give-up-your-branches, as kindling or-for-weaves,
You sure will be shorn, losing most of your leaves;
And, IF no main-branches-or-trunk? – that could be,
THE END OF YOU – except for (perhaps) a stump we’ll see!
Perhaps just give ½ or ¾ of your fruit away,
And you’ll still have some fruit for another bright day,
BUT – If you give up a whole lot more –
The person accepting? (Could-be) “CHOICE POOR!”
And you might just consider finding another,
To be your Good Master – or, you -could be your own “mother;”
To be your own Master!? SURRENDER TO YOU!
Being kind and-a-bit-strict? Not a bad thing to do:
SURRENDER TO YOURSELF! and expect “ups” & “downs,”
AND – if you find a real good lover! – YOU CAN SHARE DUAL CROWNS!
* – A tree, the protagonist, in a children’s story by Shel Silverstein called (you guessed it!) THE GIVING TREE!
** – The apparent bedrock of existence!