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A TOOTH FELL # 4; WHO AM I? # 5

A TOOTH FELL # 4; WHO AM I? # 5

A Tooth Fell
Poem #4

A tooth fell…
A milk tooth from a five year old.

A tooth cracked…
A hollow tooth from an eighty-five year old.

The first one blossoming to life,
The second withering away from it.

The first one learning about the elements.
The second merging back into them.

A fender falls here, a tire there.

The one who identifies only with the body,
disintegrates like an old car.

Become self-aware; identify with consciousness.
And merge back into Consciousness. 

*****

 

Who Am I?
Poem # 5

 Who am I?

 By paying attention to one personal thought
I come to know all my thoughts. 

 By attending to one honest feeling
I come to experience what flows within me. 

By doing one genuine act, uttering one truth
I know what my actions are aimed at. 
I make invisible, visible. 

By attending within
I get to know my authentic Self.

That’s who I really am!

2 Comments
  • Love these, Madhu!! I love when you bring these elements into your prose. Always a beautiful writer!

    May 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm
  • MaryAlice Meli

    You are the composer and the lyricist for these mini-musicals, Madhu. Lovely thoughts.

    May 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

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