Civil War inside my head~~Tanka series

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Civil War

This headache
won't go away
sunshine on my shoulders
only brings rays of pain

a civil war
inside my head
is it they or is it I?
take me up to "Pureland"*

the land
where Buddhas play
all day
in a golden bright story
fairytaled with loving light

I believe
the message echoed
from mountains
"The kingdom of god
is in the here and now"*

the mountain
so the tyrant claims
my country tis of thee
is erupting, spilling
lies, lies, lies and lies...

Genie Nakano, November 15, 2020
*Pureland -- Mahayana Buddhist Heaven
*Thich Nhat Hanh

Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

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