Eric Cockrell


A Buddha's Last Prayer


may every breath i breathe,
help relieve the suffering
of the many...
may every step i take,
be on the path of truth.
may my eyes see myself
in all living beings,
may my heart do the work
that compassion demands.
may i feel every tear,
every hurt, every need.
may i touch with sacred hands.
may my body be a bridge,
and my spirit healing ointment.
may my words fall like rain
on the desert of need.
may i give without hesitation,
and without expectation.
may i grasp the hand that needs help,
and let go of all else.
may my life be both prayer,
and the much needed answer.
may my identity be both lost
and found in all living beings!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Buddha's Last Prayer by Eric Cockrell )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 20 Points Ceejon Ezinwoke (8/29/2013 3:12:00 AM)

    The lines that touched me most: may my life be both prayer, and the much needed answer. may my identity be both lost and found in all living beings! This is more than just a poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. रंजानाय फैगौ, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  3. Alone And Drinking Under The Moon, Li Po
  4. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  7. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

[Hata Bildir]