“THE BUDDHA IS YOUR GRAMPA, AND HERE’S WHAT HE SAYS!” a poem Tuesday: October 2, 2018
“We all wanna be happy, in a place not meant for happy;
We all wanna go HOME, when-we’re-trying-to-escape!” said Grandpappy.
We all wanna be safe, in a perilous place,
And we’re running – to nowhere – running-our NOWHERE RACE!
So, can you cheer up – and tell your Lover it’s all OK?
Can you overlook – all the horrors? and all the decay?
Death! Disease! Suffering! Dirt!
And those that love you (and you love)? You-don’t-want-anyone-HURT!!
What – do you do? You smile – and laugh;
You comfort the sick-and-weak! and give them a bath!
Do you point to a Heaven, that’s not really there?
Or-do you offer some comfort – and dignity – with care?
Do you listen to preachers? Do you rely on “healers?”
Do you accept the promises – of all-The-Double-Dealers?
What do you do? What do you do?
Is there a strategy? To-undo your “Blue?”
Where do you turn? How hard do you cry?
Who-have-you-disappointed now? with-your-efforts? You sigh!
You look up; you look out;
You look inward – and-see-NO-turn-about!
You HOLD – you-hold-on – TO SOMEONE? who will,
When MOST WILL AVOID, YOUR HUG, KISS or TRILL,
When you sing a sad-happy song, about yearning and desire,
And think you can lose-yourself – and escape all this mire?
Here’s an ocean! It’s churning! Yes, it’s dangerous and uncertain,
And ALONE(?) without ship (?) Do-you-see-your-final-curtain,
As you’re bouncing around – hit by wave after wave:
Up, up you go! (pause) and then down – to The Grave?
Can you spot some sure ship? which can cut through the waves?
Called: “SMILING LOVE CUDDLES!” for-the-noblest-of-knaves!!
🙂 – Which we ALL ARE – so drop – your pretenses and airs,
And smile, pretty stupidly, AND SING! Yes, we (DO) cares!
The song’s-not-so-important! but TRY to make it HAPPY,
And SING, FOR ALL YOU’RE WORTH, and remember grandpappy,
Who tried, tried his best – to comfort-and-fill-you-up,
And said: “I ain’t got much, but I got me this cup!
And I-will fill-it-up as-much-as-I-can,
And we’ll-sip-on-it-together! – and-give-some-to-our-fellow-man!” 🙂