Escape the Cage

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This being human is a guest house every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honourably the bad thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Sorrow prepares you for joy, it violently sweeps everything out of your soul, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart so that fresh green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.

Become like the sun for grace and mercy, become like the night to cover others faults. Become like running water for generosity, become like death for rage and anger. Become like the earth for modesty appear as you are, be as you appear.

 


Submitted: May 06, 2021

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