The Journey Goes Down

I ascend my way up the mountain of erudition to find

My dog still gets fleas

My baby still cries because she does not want to eat her beans

My husband still travels to far away places

My mortgage still needs to get paid

What if I abandon all these attachments

I still have to eat

I still must find a safe place to rest

I still have to see pain in the eyes of the streets

What if I sequester myself away from touch to

Don robes of forbearance

I cannot lift off the wheel

I am still only human

I am still with myself

High atop the summit, looking for a way back down

So, what did I learn

It is faster if I jump

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~ by Joy Suzanne Grazer on September 21, 2011.

5 Responses to “The Journey Goes Down”

  1. an intimidating view of life when examined. i agree you have to fling yourself off and take risks. to recognize your fragility and smallness in the world can be overwhelming for some people. it takes years sometimes to get to the heights you are speaking of. i do like your twist at the end. i guess it is along way down after all!

  2. i have been doing a lot of searching for a purpose in my life. i have turned very spiritual on my journey in ways that i did not expect because i was brought up catholic. my eyes were opened in college when i somewhat accidentally took a seminar class in buddhism which changed my life forever. i totally get what you are writing in between the lines here. and yes, jumping is pure abandonment. good for you!

  3. nice. you are a positive light and i enjoy reading

  4. worthwhile

  5. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

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