“IN SEARCH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS!”* a poem a.k.a.: “THE Heart ART of Compassion!” Feb. 10, 2019 (Sunday) for: Brian, after his Spanish Class!
COME LEARN; GET SMART! (pause)
“BUT!-I-want-a-‘GOOD’ HEART! So, tell me – What-can-I-do?”
WELL! THIS-IS-THE- O N L Y-ADVICE-I-CAN-OFFER!
IT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU:
“Die WELL! just die – in-a-‘pauper’s’-grave,
With all the townsfolk! there – to rave,
ABOUT WHAT-A-WONDERFUL -AND-KIND-BLOKE YOU WERE,
As they’re throwing-flowers-and-crying- at-your-funeral-for-sure!”
So, I gave up all of-my considerable estate;
GAVE-IT-ALL TO-MY-NEIGHBORS, WHO TOLD ME I-WAS-GREAT,
And I lived as a pauper, ate water and bread;
I slept always outside, with rocks for my bed,
And I died and-went-to-Heaven, but no-one-came to grieve,
At my funeral site – ALONE! I-DID “LEAVE!?”
I-guess my-Heart-was-never-“GOOD,” since no one came to mourn;
WHAT-A-PITY IT-REALLY-WAS, THAT-I WAS EVER BORN,
Even though I gave-up my money – property – and estate!
“BUT YOUR INTENTION MUST BE PURE, for, a ‘GOOD’ heart ISN’T ‘GREAT,’
IF-you’re-‘TRYING’-to-have-‘a good heart!’ for SUCH-only-happens to,
Those who simply DO THEIR BEST – with no reward in view!
An-INTENTION TO-BE-GOOD for-the-sake of recognition,
Is never very “sacred!” You might as well go fishin’!
And IF you catch a fish – to eat for dinner time,
Apologize &-thank the fish, for that can be sublime!
Yet, IF-THE-FISH SAYS: “THROW ME BACK!” Do it right away,
And forget-dinner on that night! PERHAPS, ANOTHER DAY!
But, if the fish says: “OK! You’re welcome!” and “Have-a-real-good-meal,”
Then share fish dinner – with a stranger – one, for whom you feel,
COMPASSION’S FOUND IN-A-GOOD-HEART, with A-KINDLY, HAPPY MOOD!”
* – or The Buddha, Moses, Muhammad, Confucius, Zoroaster, Krishna, or your favorite!