Darkness

 

                By Mandy Mui

 

Darkness arrives, the lonely of the heart

 

Emptiness which is felt, hollow of the soul

 

Nights become days, loneliness bestows

 

Nightly routine of intoxicants intake

 

 

 

Enter the bars, gathering of the dark souls

 

If one is to know of hell, of that below

 

Of the vices that occur in life

 

The chosen route, when one is unwise

 

 

 

Amongst foes, though think they are friends

 

Who encourages consumption of intoxicants till the end

 

Unable to distinguish friends from foes

 

Whispering of the poison speech, wrong path to be sold

 

 

 

Invasion of clear mind, clouds with confusion

 

Temporary happiness as alcohol and drugs seep in

 

Contentment is felt, or that of hallucination

 

Swift departure as arrival, happiness vanishes once again

 

 

Cheering sounds portray near, yet distant

 

Body collapses, hair upheaval, control is lost instant

 

Loss of right speech, thus follow wrong actions

 

Cannot focus or think, far too many distractions

 

 

 

Slumps on floor, where the body rests

 

Thinking and sense that it is a bed,

 

Late next day, before could be awaked

 

Waste of a day, now it is too late

 

 

 

Body worn out, aging of late nights

 

This path must be a mistake, now it is bright

 

For one is awakened by teachings of Buddha

 

Cease this lifestyle that one must do

 

 

 

Stop the intoxicants intake, and focus on the mind

 

Happiness is within oneself, not substances

 

Awaken and learn that happiness is in the mind

 

Pure contentment one would then find

 

 

 

 

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