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Poem - Disappointment

Updated on October 21, 2010

Disappointment

Disappointment
In myself
And in others
Ridding myself of desire
Is the Buddhist way
I can stop asking you
And pretend I don't care
But will you keep asking me?
And when I say no
Then I too will suffer
Because I will then hurt for you
And for me
And we both will run silently
With cries that no one will hear
Except in the corners of our heart
Where the truth will hide
And quietly wait for another day

 

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      Then Johnny Cash asks..."what is truth?"...thanks for sharing the verse! WB

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I don't know if I have an answer for Johnny... sometimes the truth is what we just want it to be...

      Thanks for following me and taking the time to comment.

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      DevinCo 6 years ago

      Is there anyone who hasn't felt what you are describing? I think we have all felt that pain.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      DevinCo... I would think everyone has felt these thing.... the pain of loss; of separation; of desire that can never be quenched....

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning Mark...Portnoy had the same complaint...Only he discovered that disappointment presupposes subconscious standards for behaviour...eliminate the standards and you eliminate disappointment...lowered expectations counter relative deprecation every time...

      Thought-provoking prose, my friend...Thank you, Larry

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      maven... thank you for the deep comment. You clearly are well read and grasp our emotions on a deeper level than most people....

      Yes... if the cause of suffering is desire then eliminate standards (desire) and you eliminate disappointment (suffering)....

      Thank you... thank you...

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Profound poetry, my friend. I dig it. Thank you!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thanks James... I truly appreciate your words...

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