1. Melbourne, Australia
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    06 Jun '11 06:54
    Buddha Queuing

    Some rough plaques of Buddha
    shelved as roughly too,
    but the simple image attracted.
    Made somewhere by one unknown
    the slabs were heavy
    And one after the other I looked for
    one not chipped by lack of mindfulness.

    One I found with one small chip
    That somehow fitted in,
    and not upon the Buddha serene.
    We went together to the longish queue
    for too few staffing, now too stressed.
    A couple before me impatiently
    put their goods down and walked out
    Showing their displeasure..

    Finally the Buddha and I arrived.
    But Buddha was priceless and holding him
    Up for all to see, she sought staff to get his price.
    “Can you get the price on this thing?”
    It was not meant in harm but under stress.
    We waited, and waited, others had shifted
    To emptying lines, and we waited some more.
    She was restless, sighing, as if waiting for me to
    Lose it.

    No way, I knew now
    that Buddha was meant for me, and me for him.
    I practiced my patience. That’s at least
    one thing I have learnt. And best not to blow it,
    Buddha and all, I thought anyway.
    Meanings, you know, are in everything.
    You make them, you find them,
    You live them.


    The minutes went by and finally
    The price arrived. We were both relieved
    and she lightened up, The price was less
    than what I had thought,
    and she was pleased for both of us.

    Finishing with smiles, queues all gone,
    it all worked out well for her and me,
    and Buddha too, I think;
    priceless, priced, and now thus gone.
  2. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
    That's Why I Drink
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    06 Jun '11 08:22
    These lyrics are by The Jonas Brothers, right?
  3. Melbourne, Australia
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    06 Jun '11 12:521 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    These lyrics are by The Jonas Brothers, right?
    No, they are mine. The generation resonance is interesting, if there are echoes of each.
  4. Hmmm . . .
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    07 Jun '11 01:46
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Buddha Queuing

    Some rough plaques of Buddha
    shelved as roughly too,
    but the simple image attracted.
    Made somewhere by one unknown
    the slabs were heavy
    And one after the other I looked for
    one not chipped by lack of mindfulness.

    One I found with one small chip
    That somehow fitted in,
    and not upon the Buddha serene.
    We went together to the lo ...[text shortened]... worked out well for her and me,
    and Buddha too, I think;
    priceless, priced, and now thus gone.
    priceless, priced, and now thus gone.

    What wonderful word-play; not just this line, but this, though last, strikes me today... 🙂 Namaste!
  5. Melbourne, Australia
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    07 Jun '11 05:13
    Originally posted by vistesd
    [b]priceless, priced, and now thus gone.

    What wonderful word-play; not just this line, but this, though last, strikes me today... 🙂 Namaste![/b]
    Namaste vistesd 🙂
  6. Joined
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    12 Jun '11 22:05
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Buddha Queuing

    Some rough plaques of Buddha
    shelved as roughly too,
    but the simple image attracted.
    Made somewhere by one unknown
    the slabs were heavy
    And one after the other I looked for
    one not chipped by lack of mindfulness.

    One I found with one small chip
    That somehow fitted in,
    and not upon the Buddha serene.
    We went together to the lo ...[text shortened]... worked out well for her and me,
    and Buddha too, I think;
    priceless, priced, and now thus gone.
    Nice
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