Vinaya Joseph

Rookie - 220 Points (05/10/1979 / Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

Travel light

Oh, Lord!

In this odyssey,
Of life

In this journey,
From life to death

In this play,
Of breath

I seek neither the crown,
Nor the cross

I came with nothing,
So do I leave,

Leaving everything behind,
For the world to enjoy

I want to fly
Like a bird,
In the open skies,
With no burden,
Or weight
On my wings

I want to travel light,
In this flight,
Of life
With no pain in my heart
With no ego,
No worries in my mind

I want to sleep peacefully,
After a day's toil,
Alone and happy,
With no guilt in my heart,
Of having hurt anyone

I want to have a good laugh
And enjoy
Every morsel of food,
Every moment of life,
Experience nature,
In all its shades and hues,
Be it light or dark

I want to meet
The highs and the lows of life,
With equal ease
And no prejudice
The wise with their virtues
The wicked with their vices

I want to flow like a river that gives life to many,
And merge into the ocean of death one day,
Making my own little path,
In the bargain,
Without any big desires
Or lust for name and fame

I want to earn money,
Only to meet my needs,
Nothing to quench my greed

I want to remain detached,
From the worldly pits of pleasure and pain,
Severe myself
From emotional bondages and baggage
Of attraction and repulsion…

I am here today,
Gone tomorrow

And all I want,
Is to travel light,
In this journey of life!

Submitted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Edited: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: religion

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