Sunday, June 9, 2013

Three Newcomers at a Meeting Last Night, Two Had No Resentments

which gave me two more resentments.

I'm beginning to suspect
that people may not know
what a resentment is.

It's a very simple
natural thing.
Here, have one.
Have another, they're small
at first.

A person at another meeting
with decades of time
actually asked for a definition.
She didn't think she'd any
since she did her fifth step
in 1970.

I believe they're the raw material
of serenity, spiritual
alarm clocks, welcome
resentment! let's discuss!
let's burrow to the root!
get sunshine's agony in there!

I believe if you hung
with the Dalai Lama a while
you'd see resentment
in action, building soul.

Although it's possible
it's just me
& everybody else
is rigorously honest, shrugging
at the whole idea & truly
finished & resentment free.

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barryyoung said...

resentments are components of poetry too???
wow! whole new territories are opened up where before it just 'here be monsters!'

Richard Martin.... said...

Yes, resentments are the new roses.