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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

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’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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