Monday, July 25, 2022

Fistful of Zen

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 Fistful of Zen

“Zen is not work or achievement; it’s just you

becoming a revelation to your self.”--Huang Po

Freedom me

from pigeon holes.

Do not force me

to wear an

identity wrapper:   progressive,












because I am more,

much infinitely interestingly originally


starship captain,


of the universe

and beyond.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at the  d'Verse Poet's Pub


Christopher Reilley said...

A very nice use of the key word. And you are only up to the Ps? It takes a lifetime to reveal what we need to know. Love the irony of the title.

kittysverses said...

"because I am more,

much infinitely interestingly originally"

Well said! :)

Mish said...

Well said...and your "p" list is one page of the book (that you can't fit in a quadrille). Seems to be an abundance of "identity wrappers" lately. I find it archaic. Our minds are capable ( or should be) of so much more.

Ron. Lavalette said...

You know & expose yourself masterfully here, Cap'n. Danke

itin said...

Yeah no one wants to be pigeonholed or put in a box. Everyone is capable of so much more. Nice poem.

Raivenne said...

"because I am more,

much infinitely interestingly originally


Yes! Yes! I adore this and "identity"

Arcadia Maria said...

There are layers to each person. Well said.

robkistner said...

Yo’ bro’, this is so cool Cap’n Butkus! I like! Didn’t know you were pro-life — but that’s your CHOICE. 😏 Proud of you my friend keepin’ it tight to 44. I went back down a blues alley in Memphis again. I also posted one of my old spoken word productions that had a music bed.

Jane Dougherty said...

Pigeon-holing inevitably leads to division and discrimination. I think that's why we do it. It's handy to have a list of people to throw mud at.

Marion Horton said...

Labels are for lazy people and so presumptuous (another p for your list?).

paeansunplugged said...

Capt. Buttkus, no one can pigeon hole you! Well said.

Merril D. Smith said...

Most people go beyond the easy pigeonholing. Well said, Glenn.

ben Alexander said...

wait - are you really a pugilist, Glenn? or were you?

much love,