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Enlightenment Contentment Peace

Updated on March 26, 2013

Waves of life,

Bring us to the shore,

Of nothing more,

Than wanting more.


Remind the mind,

Seek and find,

Beyond cold floors,

And hard locked doors.


Cast out, retrieve,

Believe, receive.

Sanctuary, cemetery,

It’s all temporary.


Reach and teach,

Lessons of this firmament.

Nothing in this plain,

Is permanent.


Where there is commerce,

There is insincerity.

Filthy lucre erodes,

And obscures the clarity.


The first shall be last,

The last shall be first.

Ignore the hunger,

Eschew the thirst.


Forget the past,

And what was norm.

You cannot see me,

Through my form.


Pretend that all,

May have a choice,

But you’ll not hear me,

Through my voice.


Conventional living,

In modern concepts,

Cannot afford,

True ethical precepts.


Wanton thoughts,

Uncontrolled anxieties,

Often lead,

To improprieties.


Hone the artful,

Skillful seeds,

That lead to fruition,

And worthwhile deeds.


For sentient beings,

It’s not complex.

Be in equanimity,

Do not perplex.


Seek non-extremism,

And moderation.

Avoid self-indulgence,

And self-mortification.


Forget the sound,

Of one hand clapping,

If you cannot feel,

The spirit tapping.


The noise of this world,

Is more delusion,

A cacophony of suffering,

Shame and confusion.


Maintain perseverance,

Vigilance and temperance.

Good riddance to ignorance,

And attachment to impermanence.


The path of enlightenment,

Requires a new lease,

Of meditation, truth,

Contentment and peace.



~Micky Dee~




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    • acaetnna profile image

      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Beautifully written and wonderfully said. Very inspiring - thank you.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      It takes the experience of pain and injustice to write these words, Micky Dee and, equally, to understand and feel them at one's deepest core. Beautifully stated truth. Thank you

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for this very insightful and inspiring poem. Jamie