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"Laughter & Fools"

"Laughter & Fools"

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THEME: Taoism – Lao Tzu 

VISUAL POETIC REFLECTION:  "Warrior Poet" 

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COMPLETE TEXT: LAUGHTER & FOOLS ©2020

"Laughter and Fools"
The road between birth and death
is traveled by all –
 
Some are followers of the Light,
striving to experience the best of humanity –
Seeking opportunity to do good in the world,
through empathy and compassion.
 
Some are followers of Darkness,
basking in the shadows of their destruction –
Forever seeking validation and significance
through the suffering of others.
 
Most are just people on the road,
neither good, nor bad –
Endlessly walking on a path to nowhere,
because no particular destination has been chosen.
 
Rare is the Master of their own Reality.
This is the nature of the world.
 
The road of enlightenment is wide and straight,
with no natural obstacles blocking The Way.
It is only our own limitations and self-deception,
that causes us to go astray.
 
A wise warrior embraces the simplicity of The Way
in every thought and action.
An average warrior acknowledges The Way,
but does not endeavor to put it into practice.
The foolish warrior hears of The Way
and laughs out loud at such nonsense.
 
Enlightened Warriors recognize and acknowledge
the importance of laughter and fools –
For, it is also through them
that The Way is manifested in the world.

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