Udaya R. Tennakoon


Buddha and Robe


Philosophy as statue
Hangs on the wall
Agents represents
Not in the heart

Blind piousness
Sinks in drunkenness
Enlighten kindness
Is a parochial business

A king coconut cloth
Covers up the truth
Survives as a capital
Prolongs the soul

Sin and merit
A product of profit
A temple market
Sells a conflict

Reproduced philosophy
Buys and sells no happy
Justice for the humanity
Violent is so pretty

Buddha is voiceless
Robe is meaningless
The word is helpless
The truth is powerless

Submitted: Monday, March 03, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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