Journeys ...

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You travel alone in silence
No luggage you have in tow
Just a strong determination
Just the thought ‘you need to go’

You have no planned direction
No destiny pure in sight
You just know that this darkness
Must find itself some light

The questions in your being
They always seem to linger
It’s hard to give a meaning
Can’t seem to place your finger

Just know that they are there
Just know they never leave
So only by exploring
You might find some reprieve

The journey is quite tedious
No path is so defined
No signs to give you confidence
The Will just in your mind

You know that you must do this
You know that this is right
Somehow you’ve always known this
Been searching for this fight

So as you settle down
And Mindfully watch your breath
You try to still your thoughts
Embark on life’s great test

Though you might think its easy
How hard can it so be
In fact you might feel queasy
In setting your mind free

And as you go about it
As the ticking clock moves so
If you keep the Faith within you
You will surely come to know

The thoughts the words the stories
You see them as they are
The distance so much closer
Not guessing from afar

The sadness and the anger
The greed and all the hate
Like dishing up your thought pool
And trying to clean the slate

Your heart is pounding greatly
Concentration working hard
Don’t want to miss a moment
So strictly on your guard

You leave your past your future
Your present all that counts
As slowly you continue
Your Wisdom starts to mount

And as you go about it
As doors and locks surrender
You see the hidden corridors
You see the wondrous splendor

The worlds you’ve never noticed
The sights you’ve never seen
The feelings thoughts and motions
So pure so sharp so clean

The mountains so majestic
The waterfalls flowing so
The wildlife suddenly beaming
The beauty of it all in tow

The sunrise oh so magical
The sunset just a dream
The rainbows with all their colors
Never-ending so they seem

You simply can’t imagine
A world like this exists
It’s always been so foggy
Been covered with life’s great mist

But now the visions clearer
So much than ever before
Such happiness lies ahead of you
Such blissfulness rest assured

And now you finally realize
This trip so long overdue
If only you’d known sooner
If only there’d been a clue

For from this moment onwards
You never will be the same
Exploring is now your armor
In winning life’s little game !


Soe Moe Lwin
7:30 am

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