Being taught to be fooled

It is certainly not my task
To hide myself behind a mask
Wearing a mask is taking me astray
Wearing none chase others away

But that’s how I was schooled
Being taught how to be fooled
Never learned to tame my mind
Ending up being totally blind

Wandering in all the hellish realms
Pursuing my worthless selfish dreams
Hurting and harming all around me
Friends, family and even an innocent bee

But that’s how I was schooled
Being taught how to be fooled
Never learned to tame my mind
Ending up being totally blind

Now I am old and about to die
That’s the truth, sure not a lie
Was chasing mirages all my life
Only going from strife to strife

But that’s how I was schooled
Being taught how to be fooled
Never learned to tame my mind
Ending up being totally blind

Only hope is to apply the Buddha Dharma
To clear away all the very bad Karma
I hope there is strength and time enough
It’s going to take time and be really tough

By Kim Lodrö Dawa – 17th November 2018

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