Song for the Boring Scholar

Oh boring scholar

You’ve come so far

What are you searching

Far away from home

 

Is it fame

To build your name

In the boring circle

Of elite intellectuals

 

Is it power

To make others lower

Their heads and hands

Under your speeches

 

Is it wealth

To fill your shelf

With trophies and books

And golden ornaments

 

Is it knowledge

To become a sage

And be the one

Who claims understanding

 

Oh boring scholar

You’ve come so far

What are you searching

Far away from home

 

Oh boring scholar

Where is your heart

Does it still beat

Crushed flat by your books

 

Oh boring scholar

Where is your mind

Is it blind

To its inner workings

 

Oh boring scholar

Where is your soul

Does it still ascend

To transcend the world

 

Oh boring scholar

Will you ever attain liberation

Freedom from craving

That realization of Nothingness

 

My dear scholar

To climb the mountain of Truth

You have to drop your books

Lighten your soul

Follow your heart

And release your mind

There will a point in time

When you have to take the Great Leap

 

Maybe then you’ll reach the summit

Or maybe you’ll die trying

The path to Truth is indeed hard

Choose wisely my dear scholar

When You Have Desire For

When you have desire for

Some’thing’ or some’one’

And you strive to take possession of that object

How naïve you are

In believing that others don’t crave these also

And such is the beginning of the cycle of suffering

 

When you had desire for

Some’thing’ or some’one’

And you strove to take possession of that object

How naïve you were

In believing that others didn’t crave these also

And such is the beginning of the cycle of suffering

 

When you will have desire for

Some’thing’ or some’one’

And you will strive to take possession of that object

How naïve you will be

In believing that others will not crave these also

And such is the beginning of the cycle of suffering

Ode to Climate Change

Heat heat go

Hot summers no

Climate change

You’re not real

But here you are

Knocking at my door

 

Glaciers melt

Rivers flood

 

River flora dies

River fauna cries

 

Where are you river dolphins?

I can’t see you no more

But I can hear your cries in my heart

Your sweet happy voices

Turned into screeches of anguish

 

Oh wild salmon fish

Extinct you go

You might be labeled superfood

But you ain’t superFish

Humans expect you to jump Dams

To lay your eggs and sustain the life cycle…

 

No fresh salmon for you

Grizzly bears

Former kings of the pine forests

No reverence to you anymore

You are no longer considered sacred

No longer considered powerful

How can you fight with claws and fangs against bullets?

Those deadly bullets

That claimed the lives of your father, mother, brothers and sisters

Take my life too

It’s better than being a circus freak in a zoo

 

By the river

The beaver has stopped building its dams

Fewer ponds for salmon and trout to grow

Fewer songbirds

Fewer frogs and toads

Fewer wetlands

Fewer meadows

Fewer forests filled with aspens and willows

Fewer layers of rejuvenating bottom land

The life cycle slowly dies

 

When will humans realize that if Mother dies

We become like lost orphans

Under whose roof shall we live?

Some rich people plan

To move to the Moon, Mars or colonize a new planet…

But 99% of the world are poor as **** (compared to them)

How much will we suffer?

Thus Awaken and let’s tell our Mother

How much we Love her

Let’s Care for her

And fight for her with our Lives

 

But not yet I guess

Here I am sitting in front of a computer

Others by their TVs

Others playing with their phones

 

While by the sea shore

Whales, sea lions and dolphins wash up dead

Sea birds spa on oil spills

And snack on the Great garbage patch

Once they fill up their bellies

They lie flat on the golden sand

‘Tanning’…

Sand dunes are swept

Pockets filled with money

So waves sweep deep

When the beastly waves strike

Where shall we all flee?

 

To the mountains where glaciers melt?

To the plains where drought strikes?

To the valleys where floods sweep?

To the cities that can’t sustain themselves without electricity?

Or to the villages that have no access to clean water nor power?

 

Oh the world is filled with suffering

Sorry to say but there is no escape to it

I searched all my life for one

Found Nothing

At All

Only stumbled upon the zero shaped Ohm

 

That states

Mind and world are One my friend

Mind is a creation of the World

World is a creation of the Mind

Let’s internalize this

And one day hopefully we’ll both realize Shunyata

Or die ‘tricked’ or trying

Not much to lose anyway

In the current state of world’s affairs…

 

And please excuse my directness

But Sustainability without Love is Bullshit!

Pure, hard, constipated, Bullshit!

Wake up from your rosy dreams

And see the world as it Is

Imperfect

Seeking completion as One.

 

And don’t forget

To Love your Mother, Father, Brothers, Sisters

And Climate Change

This is my ode to you

May you bring Change to this world…