with suffering so invasive and pervasive
and satisfaction lacking and evasive
i chase happiness but it runs and hides
when i look to find it from things outside

objects of desire i conspire to acquire
cannot fulfill what i desire
peace comes from the side of the mind
Buddha teaches and reminds
no where else should we ever look to find

for appearances are nice,
but we’ve tried it more than twice
from night to night and life to life
to sustain and make remain
but it always ends, the same

so where to go from here?
the path is growing, glowing, getting clear
as i let go of my attachments, ignorance and fear.