Don’t ask!

I had a chat with a friend whom I met

Who had just returned from a trip to Tibet

In a world beset with hunger and strife

He set out in search of the meaning of life

It was a perilous journey

Filled with hazards and trauma


’til he finally found

The much acclaimed Lama.

The old monk, surprised, said it must be fate

He’d been thinking of America, to relocate

My friend asked the question ,

He could no longer wait.

The old man seemed to hesitate.

“As simplistic,” said the monk, as it may seem,

Life is like a mountain stream

It starts at the top, then I’m sorry to say,

That it’s downhill all the rest of the way.”

My friend, dejected, couldn’t hide his dismay .

“If you’re plan is to move, forget about L. A.!”

Geraldine Forer Spagnoli

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