Life

by Venkat

Life, an endless road

To look around, to watch

Discern a wild leaf from a toad

Take one’s spirit up a notch

A persistent search inward to see

To read what you really are

Not imagine what you should be

A wise path to take you far

A curiosity for knowledge

To stay calm in a storm

Know every corner and edge

Of your shapeless form

To accept your mind-block

Not be carried away

To stand solid as a rock

Be firm when feelings sway

Not to arrive at a change

But to experience the present

To stay put, rearrange

Make eye’s hurdles absent

When feelings arouse

Moments on fire

A stillness to douse

To know thyself, not aspire

Life, a book to read

Written not by you

A mysterious need

To observe, not pursue

© Venkat

2 Comments to “Life”

  1. “Discern a wild leaf from a toad” is my fave line here–perhaps because I’m affectionately known to Christine’s family as “Aunty Toad”! Have a blessed day!

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