Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele
Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele Poems
Manifestation Of A Buddha
A child missing for a year in remote Nepal,
re-emerges now 'The Enlightened one, '
the reincarnated Buddha, cross-legged
beneath a tree. No sign of ten months
of hunger or thirst for anything but silent prayer.
Bamjon, last seen by tens of thousands
in 2005 now has shoulder length hair
with his body wrapped in a simple white cloth.
People are walking to see him, to be touched
by a God, some believe. These terrible times
have called him forth. Molding him into
Buddha himself, who said, “All that we are
is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is ...
Life swirls around me.
I am out of gear, out
of sync, one beat off.
Nothing makes sense.
I must stay calm
to avoid panic.
Depression's gray fog
begins to wrap