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Posts Tagged ‘Dharma poetry’

May I too have courage and a view that’s higher
Emptiness cannot hurt emptiness in turn
May I take my lumps as coal for the fire
And run to the stake singing, “Burn, karma, burn!”

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New operating system desperately needed
Current program only runs when praised
Avoids all responsibility

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I’ve been too long armed and dangerous
Taking deadly aim at threats in range
It’s time to heed the wisdom chorus
Time to contemplate some change

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To cultivate vast compassion I must
Shatter the fogged withholding glass
And venture smiling out into the garden
To tend the prickly and the crass

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The breath, the breather and the breathing
Boundaries fuzzier than softest fur
Merged in flood flow of compassion
Praise be to the beneficial blur!

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Cabled to the constant feed of nightmare
Frightened faces and hate-filled voices
Hard to watch without yielding to despair
Without reaching for the remote my only choice
To end a dilemma I can hardly bear

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The curtain rises on my class act, premiere in every way
I’m riding high, talented and entertaining
With commanding voice and presence
And very important things to say

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Empty, empty, empty
Empty of distortion
Empty of I, me, my, mine
Not permanent, not nothing

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