Sunday, January 24, 2016

Desire and dispassion

A tug of war fought in the mind and heart

Pulling at the rope of happiness, sought by the force

Of desire, but held by the power of dispassion

Desire, the engine of the mind, has many tracks to choose from

Dispassion starts where all those tracks end

Desire thrives on quantity, dispassion on quality

The seeds of misery are sown when desire is indulged

Dispassion is seedless, the fruit can no longer become a tree

Humanity is provided bundles of happiness

Needlessly frayed and broken in this odd matchup

A tussle as old as time, between desire and dispassion

Desire may lay claim to the mind, but dispassion leads one to the rest