enso

enso

Monday, June 24, 2019

ghazal - 'My road to heaven is not the same as yours'

by Thich Nhat Hanh

My road to heaven is not the same as yours, likewise,
My road to hell is different, too. Life is often random.

I have had two marriages. One lasted thirty minutes,
And the other lasted a lifetime. Love is often random.

Young, I was ruled by my anger. I had to learn
To let that go. My choices don’t have to be random.

I live a quiet life now, I say NO more often than ever.
The things I say YES to are quite random.

I mention heaven and hell, but I don’t believe in them,
Or fate. I believe what happens in like is mostly random.

Now I will end this poem. I may go out for a coffee
Or do some shopping. Whatever I do will be random.

James
24 June 2019
oktu

No comments:

Post a Comment