I have a quality life

I have a Quality Life

Do I have a quality life?

Winter tree asks to the Winter wind.

You have no leaves, no fruits, no fun!

Wind replies. But you have life in you.

Just wait till the next spring.

 

Do I have a quantity life?

Winter wind asks to the Winter tree.

You have gone to the east, west, north, and south.

Are you still going? Can’t you just stay still for a moment?

Winter tree complained, asking the same questions already answered.

 

Trees are still standing there.

Winds are gone.

However, they have been together all the time.

I just do not know when they had this conversation.

Maybe acorns under the trees know the answer.

They always listen to the whispers between the living beings.

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Shall We Dance?

Shall we dance?

I dance with you all

can you imagine us dancing together?

round round round

spin spin spin

until the earth calls us to lie down

 

we will still dance in spirit

then we can dance more freely

freed from those small shells

 

like the sunlight in spring

or the wind in summer storm

or the free fall of fallen leaves in autumn

or the snow flake in winter

we will dance with the Lord of the Dance

Shall we dance?

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Thank You!

Thank you!

I paused while I raked the leaves

Many give thanks for the fruits

And even flowers

 

I paused to give thanks for the leaves

Who constantly breathed air

And received the sun and rain

Who endured all the storms and droughts

Now fallen and stamped on

Raked and gathered to be burnt

 

I remember all those leaves

Fallen ones

Nameless and many

My fathers and mothers

Brothers and sisters

Thank you!

Thank you!

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I do know

I do know

 

I do not know how grass grows and gives me hope

I do not know how rainbow appears and make my heart run

I do not know how stars shine and wet my eyes

I do not know how acorns gather together and share stories

I do not know how cancers and leukemia come and steal our life

But I do know that one day, I will see a poem that make me move on.

And we will still live after death to meet again at home.

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Life

Life

I was busy in the morning

discussing important issues of poverty and policy

with leaders of the town

I was overwhelmed with the weight of life

 

I become lazy in the afternoon

I just linger around in a forest of ideas looking for a wild flower

with insects and worms

Then I found a poem from a friend

 

Like from a water spring in a mountain

I drank some lines

and shout,

Yes, Life!

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Remember Me

Remember me

I remember me forever

Whatever happened still has meaning

 

My current form is just a continuum of the past

Whether that is wrinkled skin or ash

I am still here

 

Now I am a story

I am a song

I am a poem

I am the memory that you have.

 

When the sun rises

feel me with your morning coffee

When the sun sets

remember me with your music

When you sleep

meet me in your dream

 

And when your time comes

let us meet there with love!

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Be A Song

Be a song

Be a song,

people can sing in despair

 

Be a poem

people can recite in darkness

 

Be a prayer

God will answer in crisis

 

Be LOVE

Our life should shine together.

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