This was written for a prompt in my writing club to write something that represents the plot of a story we're familiar with. I chose "Siddhartha," by Hermann Hesse.

praises to the river

brahmin upbringing,
monastic controlled breaths
and mantra recitations
under strictest rule -
i left all, 'cept my dearest friend
then he left me

running through life,
bouncing between
spiritual and carnal existences,
i finally found peace
in the divinity of the holy River -
ever flowing, I found stillness in life

and now must I relinquish my only son
into the world of suffering
so that he, too, might find his own path
as I did so many years ago
having left my family and homeland

pray to the river for guidance,
the river which ever flows,
rhythm and source of life


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Written on 2016-01-31 at 01:19

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
This is very well written.