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Life’s Sonnet#75-Searching For Nirvana

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JerryPat2
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As I traveled the road I met a man.
The man was drunk and no better than me.
He sputtered, “This is how it all began,”
I nodded my head and I did agree,
Though what I agreed on I did not know,
He grinned, walked around me and then bowed,
He had a sunburned mouth and was quite old,
When he finally stopped he wiped his brow,
Said, “This road you’re on is full of fool’s gold.”
I tipped my hat, continued on my way
Searching for my nirvana I must find.
Not giving the drunk even a good day.
          Nirvana was lost, always out of reach,
          I retraced my steps, my conscience bleached.

©November 1, 2013 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~
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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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I enjoyed this tale, especially your last line. Life is a journey, you are quick and right to remind us. As to where and what for... I think it is different for everyone.
Nirvana seems to be a very popular destination.


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JerryPat2
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You are so right, Lori, Nirvana is a pie in the sky fantasy as is Camelot. Thank you for showing up today.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

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you seem to be a man that has made peace in your life with whatever you have been through.
Much happiness in 2014
*CHeers*
JerryPat2
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Yes Emma, I found that peace in October 2011. I am a happy person these days, and I am loving it. All my ghosts are rendered helpless. If I still write about the bad days it isn't a cry for understanding as it used to be, it is merely statements from my past.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~
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