The ocean takes care of each wave
till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know.
You’re trying to live your life in open scaffolding.
Say Bismillah, In the name of God,
as the priest does with a knife when he offers an animal.
Bismillah your old self
to find your real name.
- Rumi, ‘ Bismillah ’
A Man looks in the Mirror
Here he is at Life’s Weigh Station
His Fruitless Feelings of Frustration?
That's not so Bad
EveryBody's got that
and drink too Much
or party All Night with Dangerous Drugs
or drown ourSelves in Religions
You tell me
Once he pops his Medications
and closes the Mirror Door
that while he stares into the subUrban Purgatory
of his Life
A Million People are starving to Death
A Million People are bleeding to Death
He lives in a Culture of Daily oppression
He's just Never been
He's just Never lived
that he's got enDurance
and he Really ought to use it
to fight the System
and cajoles him
and bores him
AnOther knows that's Total BullShit
You know what?
He will fight the System
He will break the Pattern
He will escape the Prison
of the Daily Grind
He is going to give up his Structured Life
Life is Spontaneous and Free