One Good Word

I have already forgotten whole chapters of my life.
It now feels strange to even call it “my life”.

When we wake in the morning and our dreaming
dissolves, but maybe leaves a fleeting emotional
impression — that’s how it is when I look back.

If the past is empty, then so is the present and future.
Here is life as it actually is — a story written on water.

We forge a temporary identity from dream fragments,
then watch as it washes away in the tides of time.

I’ve heard many fine teachings, yet whatever the intellect
can gain, it can surely lose, despite all good intentions.

I won’t waste more words comparing water and ice.
In the end, both the wise and the foolish are silent.

I want to wrap myself up in that silence, but I still feel
the wounds of this tearful world, so I must answer,
we all must — we are responsible for each other.

Even if one good word would help, I will say it.
Even if nobody is responsible, I still will.


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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