Sunday, January 24, 2016

Action and motivation

Like a castaway, pining for company

Desire cannot live alone, entombed in the mind

It finds an escape by clinging onto deep motivations

Guiding actions the world may see, making them incongruous

Like the sphinx, pretentious actions getting a veneer of altruism

Can barely hide selfish motivations, under the spell of desire

Which is a drop of poison that can fell a mighty being

Life is no more a straight line, actions are hopelessly marooned

In the present, while motivations consult the past and desire’s version

Of the future, the split between action and motivation

Is impossible to bridge until the deepest root has been found

The world hosts our actions for all to see, only we can see their motivation