Nyein Way

Veteran Poet - 1,101 Points (19.1.1962 / Yangon)

A Snake - Poem by Nyein Way

life is covered by a layers of skins-meaning, culture, conversational skills, talks, established education, certificates, friends, neighbours, dignity, concepts conditioned, sociality and liberty
When these skins fall off, one cannot even touch the softest metaphors of communication-light itself for success in life
A snake of life
Poisonous thin layers of knowledge of the world
Ancient wisdom comes back as a river of lost footsteps
In the forest of mindscape
A snake
Layers of skins taking off the airports of body
Now you are a man but not a human installing the humanity you yourself are longing for
A snake losing its tracking lines on earth

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  • (10/13/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    Gosh, I really enjoyed the analysis in here; never thought of our thin layer of culture and superstition laying over us like a snake's skin; and that easily shed too. Lots of cleverness here..(smile) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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