PASSAGE – FROM LIFE TO LIFE

 

Here, I leave my fleshed cage

and move past the drab confines of life

Severing the threads of mortal affair

A father, a mother, a child, a wife

 

Is it the end? No, I reckon, a dawn

A dawn of glad eternity

No mundane pains of earning money

No worries of living can bother me

 

 It was but a mortal shell

A mortal shell with high upkeep

I tried, I toiled and I persisted

Through lack of food and of sleep

 

I tried, I toiled, found ways to trudge

forward to accomplish frivolous goals

But the body by which I was bewitched

Lies there, rotting without a soul

 

Wherefore did I, under the stormy sky

choose the futile wads of paper?

Now I roam, under the sky a tomb,

on the vast oceans of heat, I caper

 

“For flaming life is much more than that,”

This thought I get at the end of the line

If now I were to go back in time

I’d rather hold onto every twine

 

Every twine that leads to a living heart

A twine, a bridge across earthly tricks

A twine that touches the soul inside

Caught in a cage, but belonging to nix

 

There, I’d left my fleshed cage once

but now I approach a new one in vain

Will I remember, the sparks, the ember?

Will my life be marred, by the same flaws again?

 

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