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When I don’t know, I just let go.
To myself I say
“Don’t let it bother you”
But of course
it makes emotional sobriety falter too.
The scenarios play over and over in my thoughts
no rhyme, reason or feasible condition
for my suspicion.
Just another chance meeting
without apparent deeper meaning.
My time and energy
is mine, not theirs to see
or waste with haste
and chased away
Just pick up the book and take a look
into the mirror of your mind
and you’ll see that you find
the motivation and inspiration
for contemplation and true elation.
Put on the beat and move your feet
because life’s a dance that you must do
and not simply complete.
My strength of character draws from a bank
not filled with gold, frankincense or myrrh
but from within.
So I begin and end each day
with a mantra I say
that sounds like I pray
but in fact I say
to guide my day
to give information
to learn the Way
and show how
I must commune with the Eternal Tao.
a constant existence,
a concept enlisted
to achieve resistance
from drowning within this
Reflection on the goals in my life
and the dreams that stream through my mind at night
show that the far light at the end of the tunnel
is not dull but bright.
So I strive for perseverance and perfect adherence
to the principles known for success.
Gratitude, faith, honesty,
desire, patience, humility,
tolerance, compassion, and sobriety.
Traits shown to refute and transmute
the acute but mild
sensation of denial
that can run for a while
and even sprint a mile
like a cheetah in the wild.
Though, when the thrill is over
and the kill is caught,
doubt recedes and rapidly proceeds
to sound thought.