Life, Impermanence and Suffering


We delude ourselves

Into thinking…


That things are stable

That things are permanent

That we are loved

That someone is there for us

That there is a lasting source

Of happiness in this world


Its easy to see why

Because this is comforting

Despite being untrue

We seem to need

These illusions

To go on with our lives

To feel like we are embraced


Life, however

Is here to show us

That everything is imbalanced

Nothing is permanent

We are not as loved as we think

In the end, no-one

Is really there for us


Everything is fleeting

Everyone and everything goes its own way

People use one another

They get what they want

Then they move on


Even physical presence

Does not entail a true connection

As the celestial wheel turns

People grow apart

In ways that even distance

Cannot accomplish


To think of this

Brings about sadness

Brings about suffering

Its not what we want

It is somewhat terrifying


We want something real

We want something true

We want something profound

We want something lasting


We want a life that matters

We want to sing

From the depths of our souls

We want to embrace our loved ones

We want to know that they will alway be there for us


Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic

But I believe

That it is possible

The question is just

How it is possible

That’s the great mystery

That we are here to uncover

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