Being reading “War” by Sebastian Junger, and he writes about “the Zen of not fucking up” and the consequences thereof. On an aside, it’s an excellent read of modern day warfare. Highly recommended. That comment got me thinking, reading, writing and then thinking some more. This poem grew out of Zen, War, Dylan and Junger! If you have an aversion to swearing please don’t read this 🙂
down in the valley going to the mountaintop find your Zen in the valley take it with you on your way on high no Zen up there my brother its all down here below deal with the concrete, the grit take wisdom from the now not invisible stuff from ancient books shame on your greed, your wicked schemes modern times thunders in the alley causing a ruckus in the valley everything has potential consequences push for the high mindfulness of not fucking up don’t worry about being worried care about what you care about don’t give a fuck about the rest learn how not to worry about being worried be more joyful, kinder to others plant and see what the earth brings forth follow the zen art of not fucking up enlighten up don’t take yourself to seriously you don't need any guide you already know the way if things don’t work for you then just say, fuck it!
© 2016 Michael D Emmerich