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Nirvana Awaits (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

sitting in reverence
your green marble figure
reminding me of my divinity
that i should try to be more like you
conscious
patient
forgiving
that Nirvana awaits
that my ego is but a fragment of who i am
i am at peace
bowed
in offering to you
a small symbol of what i get back
i pray
silent
silence
peace
i am humbled by your nature
i am intrigued by your peace
i seek to know more
to do more
to be better
beneath this temple i feel reborn
awake
my eyes are open
not only to what i should change
but to what i have forgotten to celebrate

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