Zen Master

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Zen Master

I finally understand what Zen master means
As I walk through totally inured day to day 
Rational observer of deviations of the mean
Untouched I walk serenely through the fray

Though I wonder if this result could be the same
If I were to use Prozac and a spinal block
Am I really so detached or am I just in name
Sane, sanity, sane, I think it is I that I mock

To what purpose this, to lock oneself away
To let go from this one life and fade
Then again I do remember hot emotions sway
This existence is not what my heart would have made

And yet perhaps it is for the best
Rather than plunge back to emotions, hope and despair
That I leave my emotions in total arrest
As I cling so very tightly to very, very thin air

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MrGee commented on Zen Master

07-09-2009

Good work. I especially liked the verse "untouched I walk serenly throught the fray" This poem has an air of regret? or perhaps remorse? And I am also a fan of Mr. Moto, I have all his movies. and I also read from the tao te ching and find it a great source of enlightenment. so, keep up the good work on all of your poems.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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