Posted by Ben Naga
Fire – a good friend
A dangerous enemy
Some people likewise
Posted on December 1, 2016, in Senryu and tagged Danger, Friendship, Life, Love, Relationships. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
with the Orange
fire starter 🙂
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It is a wise thing
To live life so as to be
No one’s enemy
Do I have enemies?
I wonder . . .
Mostly I have tried to do good,
But sometimes I’ve made people angry.
Mostly they’ve gotten over it.
I have helped build up a number of tribal colleges, but I’m a little frightened now.
What I know for sure
Is that there are all kinds of fire that affect a life.
I have not always (apparently at least) been in charge of the people and situation I have encountered. My response to them is another matter. And I am sure things will be similar in the future.
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