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Monday, February 15, 2010

Who cares? The Answer

I am Body
caught between
the tug of war
of Mind and Soul

Mind has concerns
Soul has desires
I have feelings
Who cares?

I want
to feel
happy and
peaceful

Help me!
I plead
with my mind
and the soul

Mind thinks
and says
"first handle
my concerns"

I turn to
the soul
with the hope
in my eyes

Soul chirps
"all you have to do
is fulfill
my desires!"

I buckle
under the weight
of concerns
and desires

I become numb
I let it go
let it all
just go

I stop listening
to the mind
I become deaf
to the soul

they
shout
yell
threaten

I remain
numb
silent
devoid of life

after a while
there is
a deafening
silence

no shouting
of the mind
no chirping
of the soul

all there is
is just
a void.
Nothingness.

I start
to like
this
state

tentatively
I dare
to smile
a little

I start
to feel
the life
again

I start
to feel
the strength
within

And a
realization
dawns
onto me

Despite
a million
concerns
of the mind

Despite
countless
unfulfilled desires
of the soul

I can choose
to feel
happy and
peaceful

I am
the master
of the mind
and the soul


I feel
what
I choose
to feel

I care.
- Musten Jiruwala

Who cares? The Question

I am Body
caught between
the tug of war
of Mind and Soul

I am a slave
to these
two masters
of finicky nature

who should I
listen to?
The mind?
or the soul?

Mind is clever
has memories of past
and visions of
future

Soul is naive
has no sense
of time or
place

Mind has many
tricks
to save me
when I am down

tricks like
lie, cheat,
blame,
accuse

soul is dumb
has only desires
that lands me
into trouble

desirous of
joy, love
peace,
passion

only one thing common
in them
both are
attention seekers

I listen to one
and other
yells for
attention

I am a slave
to these
two masters
of finicky nature

Who should I
listen to?
Who should I
ignore?

Mind has concerns
Soul has desires
I have feelings
Who cares?

Who cares?
- Musten Jiruwala