Posted by Ben Naga
BORN A MONK
Misfit, I’ll admit
Family never seemed right
Didn’t belong here
Posted on May 10, 2015, in Poetry, Senryu and tagged Family, Religion. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
The story of my life in three lines. Good thing it’s been such an easy, uncomplicated life or it would have taken a lot more room to explain it.
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Just because it’s brief (the senryu, not the lifetime 😉 ) doesn’t mean it hasn’t been complicated. Or maybe that’s just the way I looked at it. Overthinking.
I wouldn’t argue with that for a moment. Brevity isn’t an easy thing to achieve-I’ve been trying for years. Maybe I was over simplifying.
Square pegs, unite 🙂
Shoulder to shoulder! 🙂
I can feel the Monk living within your spirit and physical form. In my mind, I am not as certain about the self that lives this life inside of me. Will need to ponder further. 🙂
Do send me a bulletin if you uncover anything you deem worth sharing. 🙂
Is it fair to say I feel the Writer was born within me and lives somewhere now within my spirit. What exactly that means, I am not certain how to explain. It is a driving force I cannot ignore.
Ponder on, ponder on. 🙂
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