Constant Shifting

This world
is filled with violence
in a constant shifting
ebb and flow.

Even things that look
peaceful,
like a beautiful bubbling stream
with an impressive waterfall,
are very slowly
grinding
down
the mountain.

Everything here returns
to dust,
sometimes quite painfully
with lots of angst
along the way.

That is why we are told
to love without reason.
For we are all
really
confronted with the same
problem.

Remember this,
and remember also,
that everyone who reacts
in anger
is really repeating
the same ancient mistake.

Everyone who kills
is forgetting
that she
or he
is sister or brother
to all the world.

Hatred is
the original
insanity.

Learn to embrace
your sanity.
It is there.

Listen to the voice
of love within.
It may be very quiet
if you haven’t been
paying attention.

Remember
that we are all stuck
in this madness
together.

And we all
free each other
with the love we give
and the peace
we share.

So love, my friends,
love.

(c) 2017 Michael Anuszkiewicz

It Is

Happiness is not
dependent
on any thing
in this
tired
world.

All things here
are transient
winking in
and out
of life.

The true joy
cannot be
fueled
from such an
inconsistent
source.

Yet it is
there.
It is
true.

It is
the one
thing
that is
undying.

Seek that,
dear friends.
Seek that!

(c) 2017 Michael Anuszkiewicz