knittingknots (knittingknots) wrote,
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A Choka: Dukkha

Dukkha

To live is to hurt
attachments entangle all
pulling the heartstrings
like pearls the tears fall
burning pains with each heartbeat
weeping mournful call
Noble truths are told
Paths to lift the painful pall
shifting gears to light.
Kannon, do you care for all
Shared pain, bodhisattva's call.

(Dukkha = suffering (lots of nuance, though:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha )
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