Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bitter sweet

Bitterness, an afterthought, a human invention

Like pachyderm hide, uncompromisingly thick

Trapping sweetness, it’s unnatural, but nature relents

Everything bends, not bitter ego

Perpendicular to every concern but one’s own

Poisoning life with a bitter pill

Rivers of blood are innocent, they cannot stop flowing

Whether one’s bitter or sweet

If sweetness came first, why did it make way?

Tough as desert sand, a bitter mind can change

For equanimity to bloom, bitterness must leave

The beyond, it’s neither bitter nor sweet

  • N. Seshadri