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This Troubled World

Wednesday 26 December 2007, by Tenzing Rigdol

This Troubled World

Look at this troubled world,
Earth sliced in many names of God.
Look at these religious people,
Ignorance tinseled in futile rituals.
The air has lost her gentle voice,
And the river has lost her daily course.
The ship is sinking into a bottomless sea.
Look at this troubled world,
Words have replaced our pure emotions.
A pristine smile now fears to land.
Though I walked a million miles,
Millions more miles I find sterile.
The sword is blunt,
And the warrior has fled the battlefield.
Now the beheaded man fears no more,
For his victory is embossed on our feeble faith.
Look at this troubled world.

Walk with Me

Walk with me in the garden
To visit the impatient mistresses—
The luscious feeble bodies,
The lustrous tender faces.
Walk with me,
Let them lure us,
Let them convey their stories.
As for us, we would dwell,
Listening, laughing and smiling.
Touch their soft skins
With the mind lulled;
Kiss their unblemished chins
With our effortless minds.
Dwell with me in the market,
Laugh at all the bargains.
To humor the gloomy night,
Tease the merchant’s interest.
Step with me,
Climb the purple mountain;
When breath needs rest,
Sip a divine wine.
Walk with me,
Walk through all the scriptures.
Neither be a spoon nor a bowl, but
Be a mouth that grinds old soul.
Now walk alone,
Unlatch your lonely home;
Be joyous and be patient,
Sweep your tarnished soul.

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