If you see the Buddha by the roadside,
stop, and ask him how his day is going,
inquire if perhaps he might need a ride …
if you do not, there’s no way of knowing.
Give him a break, for a minute – don’t just
ask for yet another explanation,
without even smiling – you know, that must
make his a depressing situation.
After all, he’s here ’til we are all free –
judging by the state of things, a long time;
at night in his motel watching TV
does he shake his gold head and wonder why?
Of course, being beyond all the drama
helps; at least he’s not still just a lama…
(’cause nobody thinks they need hugs, either)
17 JUL 2003
But who cries for God? — Ramakrishna